Get your daily dose of good karma by volunteering with Pulse – 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!

  • Help at events and gigs
  • Support local charities
  • Promote sustainability on campus
  • Run workshops
  • Conduct tours and hikes
  • Help your peers stress less
  • Create content for the Pulse social channels

You’re feeling warm and fuzzy already, aren’t you?!

*Pulse Volunteering is recognised by the UOWX program so you can get formal recognition on your university transcript upon graduating. Nice one, huh?!



Starting 12 July

The Community Volunteering Project is back for 2022! This is a 10-week, UOWx recognised program. As a member of the Community Volunteering Project you will be involved in facilitating a community based project, in partnership with a community organisation that will put into practice your leadership and project management skills. You will demonstrate networking and relationship building skills by partnering with a community organisation to deliver an event or project over 10 weeks. Working within a small team you will have the chance to identify and improve your leadership ship skills and help to see a major project through from planning stage to implementation. Involvement in the community volunteering project is intended to increase your employability through training workshops and mentorship whilst also allowing you to make a meaningful contribution to the local community.

In order to be recognised by UOWx you must complete the minimum 30 hours (that’s only 3 hours a week!)

Community Organisations for this year include:

  • Healthy Cities Illawarra
  • Landcare Illawarra
  • Cancer Council
  • Stellar Experiences
  • Green Connect


Why not connect with the wider community and step up when there are students in need of a helping hand and volunteer externally? We often partner with community organisations to provide volunteer opportunities when they need the extra help. This may be through community events, or through the Community Volunteering Project. This Project is open to all students and runs in Spring Session. Teams of students partner with a local community organisation and complete 32 hours of volunteering over 10 weeks.


The Wellness by Pulse program offers students avenues to meet new friends, reduce stress and promote positive wellbeing whilst they complete their academic studies. Volunteers can assist in running workshops, Bend & Snack, Wellness Wednesdays, Stress Less Week, R U OK? Day and more.

Help keep students fit and active by getting them outdoors and moving. You can sign up to shifts that involve fun sport and recreational activities such as surfing, hikes and walks.


Love gigs and events? Volunteers play a huge part in the running of all our Pulse Events! They assist with Campus Fest, Live Art Week, and all our Student Parties. They also run our weekly events such as Trivia and Lunch on the Lawn to help students meet new friends and socialise on campus!


Pulse has always strived to spread the word about sustainable living. You can join us in environmental initiatives such as workshops, beach clean-ups, tree planting days and helping out at the Pulse Community Garden.

Interested in becoming a Pulse volunteer in 2022? Simply register via the button below.

While the Autumn Session intake has now closed, applications are still open for Spring 2022. You will be onboarded ready for the break where you will be able to attend training days in time for Spring Session.


Samuel Podbury UniLife Enviro Warrior


“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 Pulse 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.”

Justin UniLife Events Crew
Jin Braicovic Events Crew Active Tribe


“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 Pulse 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.”

Jonathan Pica UniLife Digital Vollie

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