Get your daily dose of good karma by volunteering with UniLife – you can meet new people, support local charities and fellow students on campus… and it might even look good on your resume too*. It’s a win/win.
With five awesome volunteering areas to choose from, we’re sure to have a role to suit your interests or passions. Check them out below, there is something for everyone!
You’re feeling warm and fuzzy already, aren’t you?!
*UniLife Volunteering is recognised by the UOWX program so you can get formal recognition on your university transcript upon graduating. Nice one, huh?!
Do you love to go to events, parties and gigs?
Gain experience in event operations and help to make the social life on campus fun and exciting! Help at campus events, festivals, student parties and UniBar gigs and get FREE entry after your shift!
Life can be tough sometimes and everyone deserves a break! Join our Wellness Ambassadors to help your peers stress less, set goals and stay happy and healthy!
Help with awesome workshops, get creative with random acts of kindness, help new students make friends and most importantly, make people smile!
Help keep our beautiful campus sustainable and spread the word about sustainable living. Look after our herb and veggie garden, educate others about waste management and run environment focused workshops and events.
The Active Tribe is all about keeping fit, getting outdoors and staying active! Join the tribe and help at our sport and recreation events such as our Learn to Surf Tours, bush hikes, Play Free Sport and more!
Are you passionate about helping others and giving back to the community? We run creative and innovative fundraising campaigns both on and off campus and partner with charitable organisations within the Illawarra community.
We need you! Be at UniLife’s super-cool events, with a camera in your hand. We want you to be the face of UniLife’s social media by collecting content at events on campus across each of our volunteering areas.
The catch? You must express interest in at least one of the core volunteering areas to participate in these in-demand digital roles.
We are now taking expressions of interest for our Spring session program. Simply choose the volunteering area you are interested in and complete the form to register your interest. Can’t decide on just one? Join as many as you like!
“Volunteering with Enviro Warriors has been a great experience. Whether it be helping with the clean up after a music festival or learning new skills and meeting new people while planting seedlings in the Enviro Warrior garden. I’ve also enjoyed coming to uni early in the morning and tending to the garden, it provides a quiet serenity that is difficult to find in my busy mid-session schedule. It feels good to be able to help cultivate part of the campus environment, providing a cleaner and more positive atmosphere for myself and the other students to enjoy.”
“Being part of the UniLife Volunteering Team within the Events Crew was easily one of the highlights of my UOW journey. Having the platform to be actively engaged at UOW through programs allowed me to develop both personally and professionally – all in a way that would not have been possible within a classroom setting.
The volunteering program excels in developing the skills of all involved through valuing the input and contribution that Vollies from varying backgrounds bring with them. Along with larger scale events, I was lucky enough to work closely within the UniBar Trivia and UOW Buddies teams that provided the opportunity to collaborate with likeminded and equally passionate individuals. The Events Crew volunteering pillar allowed me to go beyond the usual academic aspect of University to make a positive impact on the students I have met – whether it be teaching someone something new about Australian culture, or providing a safe and fun space at Trivia for participants to take a break from the stress that comes with studying.
Being an Events Crew volunteer is more than just volunteering – it’s making friends, bringing smiles to people’s faces, engaging with your community and truly making a difference.”
“Being able to promote health and wellbeing through sport and exercise is something that I believe is very important. Play Free Sport has motivated me to become a more active volunteer, become a dedicated member of the community and develop more of an interest in sports. It’s a positive environment where people are free to play sport in a supportive and non-judgmental scene and this experience can help to develop skills in your chosen sport.”
“Acting as a digital volunteer for UniLife provides a great opportunity to influence and navigate fellow students of the events and activities around campus. Each experience as a digital vollie is unique and allows for fun and exciting content to be published on their socials that you get to be a part of.”