There are so many ways you can get involved with your university community and your wider community during your time studying with us. Volunteering looks great on your resume and is a great booster for your professional development.
Volunteering on campus
If you're in your second year or above, become a student mentor to help new students settle into university study. Your participation will be noted on your AHEG statement, and if you're involved with the University's iLead program, you will receive points towards this.
You'll be provided with between six and 15 new students to mentor.
As a mentor you'll help new students by:
- sharing your tips on being a successful student
- providing support and advice on new student matters
- referring new students to the right places if they have ongoing concerns about university.
You'll need to:
- make contact with new students via email each fortnight from Orientation until week six of semester
- attend information sessions to ensure you're up-to-date with new student matters
- have a coffee with new students on campus (coffee vouchers are provided)
- provide ongoing support if your students contact you after week six of semester.
You can run Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) for students wanting help with a specific course.
As a PASS Leader, you will conduct a series of one hour weekly review sessions for students based on specific courses.
You must have successfully completed the same course in which you are running, and know the course content. Check the timetables for the courses offered to see which sessions you could conduct.
The PASS program runs throughout the semester commencing at week two.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone or phone 4985 4907 to get involved.
If you enjoy peer mentoring, you
can volunteer to run study skills sessions for high school students in years
10-12. You'll prepare and deliver sessions to groups of approximately 20
students about the differences of studying at university compared to high
Email email@example.com or phone 4985 4907 for more details.
Volunteer as an Orientation assistant to help with events during Orientation. You'll create a welcoming and friendly environment for new students. You'll be involved with campus activities such as:
- meet and greet new students
- provide campus directions
- lead campus tours
- operate help desks
- cook BBQs
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4985 4907 to become an Orientation assistant.
Get involved with U Crew – UoN Services' volunteering program and discover the fun programs and events you can volunteer for as U Crew member.
Volunteer as an advocate with the Family Action Centre's SNUG program – a retreat program for rural families caring for a child with a rare heath condition. You'll help families with daily activities, accompany them to medical visits and advocate for their needs throughout the program.
Volunteering in your community
Volunteer in your community and see how beneficial and empowering community participation can be.