UOW Volunteering

Volunteering is the best way to give back to the community, develop your professional and personal skills and meet new people. We have opportunities on campus and in the community that are flexible and tailored for students to gain essential experience to add to their academic achievements. We have five awesome volunteering areas, check them out below and apply today!

Campus Buddies Duck Emoji IconCampus Buddies

Campus Buddies at UOW volunteer weekly for the first 5 weeks of session to assist International students from UOW College in improving their conversational English, find their way around campus and better transition into their new life in Australia. As a Campus Buddies volunteer you will develop your cross cultural communication, team work and leadership skills whilst meeting new friends! Each week you will run a variety of fun workshops such as ‘Aussie Slang & Culture’ and ‘Coffee, Craft & Conversations’ to boost confidence and educate new students on Australian customs & language.
Recognised by UOWx.

Events Crew Duck Emoji Icon Events Crew 

If you love to plan, organise and make things happen then sign up now because our Events Crew tick all the boxes! As an Events Crew volunteer you will have the opportunity to gain first hand events experience, develop your communication, teamwork and leadership skills and practice your marketing, promotions and public speaking skills. Being part of the Events Crew provides a number of great opportunities to get involved in making the campus social life bigger and better than ever! You can help with our O-Week celebrations and parties, have creative input into yearly events like Stress Less Week and Live Art Week, and assist in developing a fun and exciting atmosphere at UniBar live music gigs.

Enviro Duck  Emoji Icon Enviro Warriors

Our Enviro Warriors are on a mission to promote sustainability on campus! You can choose to tend to the Pulse Community Garden, help run the student crockery & cutlery co-op, create awareness about correct waste management on campus or assist in the running of environmentally focused workshops and activities! Being an Enviro Warrior is your opportunity to push all things green, give back to the beautiful region we live in and help save the planet, by starting at UOW! 

Active Tribe Duck  Emoji Icon Active Tribe

As part of our Active Tribe you will be running around campus (sometimes literally running) to promote all things fitness! From helping the UniActive team with external events, facilitating pop up fitness workshops or assisting with our infamous Clubs Cup, being an Active Tribe volunteer is guaranteed to get you moving. If you love sports, recreation, exercise and the outdoors, this is the volunteering stream for you! Aside from keeping fit, you will also improve your teamwork, leadership, communication and project management skills as part of a dynamic and outgoing team. 

Community duck Emoji IconCOMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

If you are passionate about helping other people and want to give back to the wider local community then joining our Community Volunteers team is the right move for you! As a Community Volunteer you can choose to run creative and innovative fundraising stalls, volunteer off campus with some of our partner organisations or join the Community Volunteering Project. Through giving your time to help others, you will simultaneously develop your teamwork, leadership, communication, time and project management skills.


This project runs over a 10 week period during Spring Session each year. You will apply to partner with 1 of 6 local, charitable or non for profit organisations and work in a team of up to 10 on assigned project goals in areas such as Mental Health, Children with a Disability, Indigenous High School Students, Environmental Conservation and much more! This project is a highly rewarding and challenging opportunity to develop your teamwork, leadership, project management and communication skills whilst also establishing strong connections within the local community.
Recognised by UOWx.

Last reviewed: 1 November, 2017