Student Leaders Program

It is important that our volunteers feel valued and supported. We are open to your feedback and advice and will offer additional opportunities, where possible help you to develop and grow.

To recognise the effort and contribution of our volunteers we have established the Student Leader Program, which recruits volunteers to paid positions at Compass events and programs across the year.

As a Student Leader you will:

  • work collaboratively with Widening Participation and Outreach staff, Faculty based facilitators and presenters, and school staff to ensure the safety, supervision and efficient guidance, engagement and participation of students around the University of Sydney and surrounding environments
  • be a positive role model, and mentor on residential programs
  • demonstrate enthusiasm about the benefits of higher education and be eager to share your knowledge and experiences with others

How do I quality for the Student Leader Program?

  • You are a current University of Sydney student studying in, or going into second year or above*
  • You have a well-developed knowledge, understanding and lived-experience of student life including academic, extra-curricular activities and support structures for students**
  • As one of our volunteers, you have demonstrated exemplary attendance and reporting submissions.
  • You have performed the role of Faculty ambassador and come recommended as a suitable candidate to represent discipline knowledge and experience.


* With the exception of first year postgraduate students who have graduated from an undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney.
** Discretionary exceptions may be made to this requirement by Widening Participation and Outreach staff based on essential and desired knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required for this role.