Volunteering

Make your mark at UWA

Volunteering is the perfect opportunity to make an impact while at uni. There are so many causes you can get involved with at UWA, and it’s a great way to meet people who share the same passions or interests as you. You’ll develop skills that’ll stand out on your resume, and your volunteer hours will be formally recognised on your transcript, helping your journey to your dream career.

Whether you volunteer to make someone happy or to make a difference, the skills you learn and connections you make through giving back are invaluable.

 

You can be a catalyst of change for the better and create social impact in ways that are meaningful to you.

 

With flexible opportunities for students and a sure chance to be inspired by those you meet along the way, there is no better time than now to volunteer.
Jenny Chang, UniMentor and Guild Volunteering Ambassador
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Become a UniMentor

Remember those just-started-uni nerves? Now you can use your experience to help others settle in. Be connected with a first-year student in a similar degree to you and share your tips and advice on all things UWA. Sign up to be a UniMentor and become part of a fun, supportive community.

Prospective students at UWA open day booth

Student Ambassador Leadership Program

If you’re in second year or above, why not become a UWA Student Ambassador?

You’ll gain hands-on experience in leadership, project management and public speaking, while making new friends and enhancing your résumé. 

You’ll also get the chance to speak to future students about your experience at UWA, lead campus tours, organise events and run activities for school groups.

 

Gain events experience

Open Day 2020

Thousands of prospective students flock to campus for Open Day each year, and we'd love your help. There are loads of opportunities to get involved on the day with managing tents, handing out brochures and answering questions. Register your interest.

Orientation Week

Help give new students a warm welcome to the UWA campus. Get involved before, during or after O-Week to help out with packing resources, managing venues and events, as well as supporting enrolment activities. Register your interest.

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Guild Volunteering

Volunteering through the Guild offers a simple way to get involved and make an impact in the wider community.

In partnership with Volunteering WA, we link you with not-for-profits that are changing lives every day. 

Whether you’re passionate about animal welfare, homelessness, sustainability or something else, we’ll help you find an organisation that suits your interests.

Peer Educators 

Gain first-hand experience working on health promotion initiatives through our Peer Educators program. 

You’ll get involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of outreach events, and helping other students improve their wellbeing.

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UWA Sport Brand Ambassador Program

Brand Ambassadors form an integral part of UWA Sport's Marketing, Communications and Events team and play a central role in promoting a healthy campus culture. 

Gain leadership skills and marketing and communications experience, and meet like-minded students who are passionate about sport and fitness.

Equity outreach

Fairway

Fairway UWA assists students completing Year 12 under challenging circumstances to attend UWA through a range of fun activities and workshops, advice, online tutoring and more. UWA student volunteers who attended Broadway schools take on the role of ambassadors, mentors and study group leaders, playing an integral role in this program. If you’re from a Broadway or Aspire school and would like to join the Fairway Ambassador program, email fairway@uwa.edu.au.

Aspire

Aspire UWA promotes tertiary education to students who wouldn’t normally consider going to uni. By lending a hand, you will work with researchers, teachers and other student ambassadors to deliver hands-on activities to these students and encourage them to see their potential and the opportunities UWA can bring. If you went to an Aspire partner high school and are passionate about inspiring the next generation of students, email aspire@uwa.edu.au.

Girls in Engineering

Girls in Engineering inspires female students to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and consider a career pathway in this area by volunteering in schools across Western Australia. You’ll meet like-minded students and passionate industry professionals throughout the exciting program of activities across the year.