Volunteer work

What is it?

  • Unpaid work
  • Generally with not-for-profit or community based organisations both in Australia and overseas
  • Can also be positions of responsibility within clubs and societies, many of which can be found on campus
  • Can be related to either personal or professional interests and goals

Why do it?

  • To gain valuable experience and put your skills to work in a field related to your studies
  • To develop your employability skills
  • To develop contacts in a field relevant to your career goals
  • To make a contribution to society in accordance with your personal values
  • To help your resume stand out from the crowd

Graduate employers prefer to hire 'well-rounded' graduates. This means they look for graduates who have not just performed well academically, but have been engaged in a variety of activities other than their studies.

Where do I find it?