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Volunteer opportunities

Facts & figures

Our volunteer community

  • 1600+ volunteers
  • 46,000+ volunteer hours
  • 80 programs and activities supported
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Volunteer opportunities

Lend a helping hand by becoming a volunteer
Share your skills and experience with the University community by volunteering to support our students, graduates and staff.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering opportunites provide you with many benefits.

  • You can make a real difference.
  • It looks great on your resume.
  • It provides you with a chance to upskill.
  • It makes you happier – it’s good for the mind and body.
  • It provides a chance to build your professional and personal network.

For more information on why you should become a volunteer, read our article on the 7 surprising benefits of volunteering, including why it's good for your health and wellbeing.
 

Why I volunteer

Dr Toby Heap
Dr Toby Heap, Alumni Council President
"Finding a cause that’s close to your heart, and giving your time and skills to help, is a really rewarding experience. So, it’s an honour to give back to the University community that does so much for so many."
Express your interest

Volunteering roles

We're looking for alumni who have graduated in the past five years and can assist University staff at international recruitment events by sharing their experiences to potential future students.

You will be supporting our University community by recruiting the most talented students from diverse backgrounds into our broad set of faculties and schools.

Locations

Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam.

Time commitment

A few hours throughout the year attending evening events.

Volunteer responsibilities

As an ambassador, you could be asked to:

  • give a speech or sit on a panel to talk about your experiences as a student
  • help promote the University to prospective students
  • offer informal and practical advice to prospective students about University programs, studying in Australia, life in Sydney and transition to employment
  • refer prospective students to appropriate contacts
  • advocate on behalf of the University and promote student and alumni engagement.

To find out more and express your interest, complete our expression of interest form.

We're looking for alumni who have graduated in the past seven years from undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and can assist University staff at recruitment events by sharing their experiences to potential future students.

You will be supporting our University community by recruiting the most talented students from diverse backgrounds into our broad set of faculties and schools.

Locations

Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney.

Time commitment

A few hours throughout the year attending evening events and our Open Day.

Volunteer responsibilities

As an ambassador, you could be asked to:

  • give a speech or sit on a panel to talk about your experiences as a student
  • help promote the University to prospective students
  • offer informal and practical advice to prospective students about University programs, life in Sydney and transition to employment
  • refer prospective students to appropriate contacts
  • advocate on behalf of the University and promote student and alumni engagement.

To find out more and express your interest, complete our expression of interest form.

We are looking for alumni who currently hold executive positions and can help support female University staff to accelerate into leadership positions. If you have previous mentor experience, we encourage you to become part of the Sydney Women’s Mentor Program.

You will contribute to the staff experience and improve your colleagues' leadership skills while developing your coaching skills.

Location

Sydney

Time commitment

Fourteen hours over ten months, between February and December.

Volunteer responsibilities

What you can expect as a mentor:

  • Your commitment will include one-hour monthly meetings, induction briefings and a graduation ceremony.
  • The program is delivered through a number of modes, including assessments, coaching, career seminars and self-directed learning.

To find out more and express your interest, complete our expression of interest form.

We are looking for Business School alumni who have over five years of industry experience and are willing to share their knowledge and experience with our current students and future leaders.

You will be supporting students to discover potential career paths and develop their employability skills. The program gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership and coaching skills, and grow your professional network while preparing students to transition from the University to the workforce.

Location

Sydney

Time commitment

Meet with a business student once a month, over six months.

Volunteer responsibilities

What you can expect as a mentor:

  • Mentors are matched with students based on a range of factors, including student career goals and the mentor's areas of expertise.
  • To get the most out of the experience, we ask our mentors to attend a training session, launch event and graduation ceremony in addition to the mentoring meetings with the student.

Find out more and express your interest in becoming a Business School mentor.