Positions Available

Last updated: 28 May 2024

With聽more than 70 volunteer groups across our Waite, Roseworthy and North Terrace campuses, there are a variety of volunteering roles available throughout the year. Only聽volunteer groups that are currently recruiting will be listed on this page.

Current volunteering opportunities

  • Career Mentor

    Do you remember what it was like to start your first job out of University? The challenges, the highlights and the lessons learned since then. This is your chance to share that knowledge.

    Facilitated by the Career Services team, our mentoring programs connect current students to industry professionals. Mentoring is a learning relationship that focuses on the mentee's goals and development. Our programs provide students with an opportunity to develop career management skills and increase employability in their industry, based on their mentor's insights, guidance and personal perspectives. Mentors engage in the learning and coaching process, helping students to achieve their goals.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate the development of your mentee, based on their needs
    • Act as a resource, adviser or coach based on their needs.
    • Participation in the program is based on both your availability and students' requirements.

    Who can apply?

    We welcome expressions of interest from all industry professionals, of all experience areas, levels and personal backgrounds. You can be based in Adelaide, interstate or overseas. You do not have to be an alumnus of the University to be involved.

    Current students of the university are unable to apply for this volunteer role.

    Does this position interest you?

    For further information please visit the Career Services website.

  • Communication Volunteer Adelaide Dental School

    PLEASE NOTE: 聽NO dental treatment or specific dental health advice is provided as part of this program.

    The involves volunteers helping our undergraduate students learn the critical skill of effective patient communication. The program is part of the communication skills course in both the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health degrees. Good communication skills are a vital part of being a good dentist or oral health therapist. Dentists and oral health therapists need to be able to communicate well with their patients for many reasons, such as to:
    鈥⒙犅 聽obtain sufficient and accurate information from patients about their dental and oral health
    鈥⒙犅 聽sensitively explain to patients the results of an examination, or about possible prevention or treatment requirements
    鈥⒙犅 聽effectively educate patients about how to care for their own dental and oral health
    鈥⒙犅 聽reassure patients feeling anxious about their dental treatment.

    This is why, as a volunteer helping to prepare our students to eventually interact with real dental patients, you鈥檒l be providing an extremely valuable service to your community.

    Responsibilities

    • participate in communication role-plays, this could involve the student asking you a series of questions; pretending to teach you about oral health; or pretending to help you cope with dental anxiety
    • provide feedback to students about your 'patient experience'
    • attend training and induction sessions which will provide you with guidelines on how to respond and all sessions are supervised by staff who provide guidance for students throughout
    • adhere to the University's Volunteer Policy and procedures

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be university students, post-high school students, alumni, staff or public, who have an interest in supporting students. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, and be reliable, punctual and committed. Please note information and training sessions are held in July, and teaching sessions run in August, September and October. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, generally from 1.00 pm 鈥 4.00 pm.

    Does this position interest you?

    For further information please visit the Adelaide Dental School聽or contact clinton.kempster@adelaide.edu.au

  • International Student Support - Talking With Aussies Volunteer

    The Talking With Aussies program helps international students improve their conversational English skills. Volunteers come from a range of age groups and backgrounds, and include students, staff, retirees and working professionals.

    Responsibilities

    • To meet with students an hour a week for a Semester.
    • To foster students鈥 language development, helping them to communicate with confidence, strengthen their pronunciation, and Aussie slang. This will be of a general nature; the program is not a tutoring or editing service.
    • To engage in a range of conversation topics which may help the student become more familiar with Australian customs and culture.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants should have a good standard of spoken English, and the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups with a patient and friendly manner. Students, staff, alumni and public can volunteer for this position.聽Current international students of the university are unable to apply for this volunteer role.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please visit our for further information or complete the . For any questions, please contact the TWA Program Coordinator at twa@adelaide.edu.au

  • Neurodiversity Mentor

    The purpose of the Neurodiversity Project is to create a mentoring program for Neurodivergence students at the 成人大片. Neurodivergent conditions include; Specific Learning Disability (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).

    This group of mentors will provide support of first year neurodivergent students who have begun their studies at the 成人大片 in 2025 and become key contacts for their neurodivergent mentees. Mentors will meet their mentees at four critical points in the semester and be a point of contact for the mentee to refer to when they are in need of resources, direction to key services, and introductions to the university community. Neurodiversity Mentors will be welcomed into the Student as Leaders Network. This network includes access to further professional development workshops and connects you with 400 other student leaders.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide support to their mentees that relates to study and their mentees transition to university. 聽
    • Provide tips and strategies on how to manage their mentees study load and work-life balance. 聽
    • Introduce their mentee to the wider campus culture and community and encourage their mentee to attend campus events.
    • The mentor is required to undergo 3 hours of in-person training prior to meeting their mentee.聽
    • Show their mentee around campus and help to assist with wayfinding around campus. 聽
    • Introduce their mentee to the various support services available.聽

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be current university students who have completed at least 1 year of university;聽have lived experience of neurodivergence or a passion for equity and inclusion of neurodiverse people; some basic knowledge of neurodivergent conditions.聽 Applicants must have clear communication skills, well organised, an active listener, friendly and collaborative.

    Please note this program will pilot in 2025 with information and training sessions being held in late January.聽

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the Expression of Interest form or contact tiana.blazevic@adelaide.edu.au

  • Sports Volunteering

    With over 35 sporting clubs 聽(AUSF) has many volunteering opportunities through events, clubs and national competitions. Volunteering can be a rewarding experience, providing pathways for your career, interests and development. At AUSF we value our volunteers and have a number of reward incentives in place.聽

    Opportunities

    • Club support roles
    • Event support roles
    • Administration support roles
    • Coaching and umpiring

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, staff, Alumni and the general public who have an interest in sports or would like to meet new people while developing new skills. Volunteering participation hours can be claimed by UoA students as part of the Adelaide Graduate Award program.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online or email sports@adelaide.edu.au

  • Urrbrae House School's History Program

    This interactive schools program for primary students is usually held on Wednesday mornings at the Waite Historic Precinct during school term. This program immerses primary school students into the recreated world of 1892. Our volunteers contribute by developing a character through role-play and costumes to help recreate the past for the children.

    Responsibilities

    • lead children through various activities
    • role-play characters from the 1890s
    • dress in period costumes from the 1890s
    • adhere to the Child Safety Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
    • undertake required training and screenings for the role

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be alumni, staff or members of the public. This role suits those that have an interest in history and enjoy working with children. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program. Please note that the program runs most Wednesday mornings during school term. This is a long term volunteer role and requires a working with children check before commencement.

    Does this position interest you?

    To express your interest in this volunteer role, please contact Kathryn Pearson, Urrbrae House Coordinator at urrbraehouse@adelaide.edu.au

  • Urrbrae House Tour Guide

    Volunteer Tour Guides in our heritage-listed Urrbrae House, lead tours mainly on the first Sunday of every month during autumn and spring, and during school holidays. Guides can be expected to take groups of up to 20 people at any one time. Guides may also assist with events held during History Month and at other times.

    All of our guides are instructed in the history of Urrbrae House, the Waite family and the early Waite Agricultural Research Institute.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be alumni, staff or members of the public. This role suits those that have an interest in history. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program.聽

    Does this position interest you?

    To express your interest in this volunteer role, please contact Kathryn Pearson, Urrbrae House Coordinator at urrbraehouse@adelaide.edu.au

  • Waite Conservation Reserve

    The Waite Conservation Reserve is noted as one of the largest and best surviving examples of Grey Box Grassy Woodland in South Australia. Home to more than 200 species of native plants as well as kangaroos, koalas and echidnas, it is a valuable asset to the 成人大片 and the people of South Australia.

    The are a group of volunteers who work with the 成人大片 to maintain and improve the natural value of the reserve and the visitor experience.聽聽Volunteers play an important role in the maintenance, rehabilitation and day to day functioning of the reserve through their .

    Responsibilities

    Volunteers can take on many roles including;聽

    • weeding
    • tree-planting
    • track maintenance
    • biological survey and monitoring

    Who can apply?

    Working bees/bushcare days are open to anyone, and offers a chance for you to learn about nature while improving your fitness and making a practical difference in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment with like-minded people.聽

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Peter Bird, President on info@friendsofthewaitereserve.org.au or visit the for聽further information.