Volunteering with a community group is an excellent way to give back to your community while making new friends and gaining confidence in working towards something meaningful with others.

Through volunteering you can gain experience in your field of study, or explore other areas of interest and also develop valuable skills in leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, communication and cultural awareness to name a few. These skills are highly transferable to the workplace, so volunteering also indirectly enhances your employability.

UNSW Careers and Employment

To access the main jobs board for UNSW students log in to the careers portal.

The careers portal is updated daily with hundreds of casual, professional, volunteer and paid opportunities.

UNSW Advantage opportunities

Many of these community volunteering opportunities have been approved by UNSW Advantage as eligible for recognition on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

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Arc Goes To...

Arc Goes To... organises social events to some of the best gems in Sydney and surrounds.

From kayaking to overnight trips around greater Sydney, plus information on some of the best festivals and venues around town,…

Arc Street Team

Arc Street Team are responsible for making sure student life is an absolute vibe.

They are an Arc volunteering program where students are trained on communication, stakeholder management and event management.

Arc Volunteering Opportunities

Arc has many volunteering opportunities that you can receive AHEGS recognition for. 

Arc Goes To - Facilitating friendships on trips around Sydney

Bike-ology - Fix and refurbish bicycles<…

Arc Wellness

Wellness Warriors are a community of student volunteers passionate about student mental health and wellbeing. 

We are working towards challenging the stigma that surrounds mental health and making sure that you…

Art & Design Volunteering

Activities for volunteer work include but are not limited to: Gallery attending and invigilation at AD Space, attending and invigilation of Kudos Offsite Art projects, assisting artists, designers, writers and curators…


Bike-ology is an Arc program focused on sustainability, particular to do with promoting bike culture at UNSW.

Volunteers in the program help run the weekly bike-repair workshops on campus.

For more info visit…


Podcasts, video, reviews and opinion produced by students for students. The UNSW multimedia hub for music, film, sport, campus goss, comedy, food and what’s on campus.

Culture Cafe

A Home Away from Home: Make new friends, learn new languages, and explore different cultures!

Here at Culture Cafe, we provide the opportunity for ALL students to meet new people, make new…

Food Hub

Food Hub is an Arc program that promotes anti-food-waste practices, sustainability, food education, diversity, and – most of all - good eating on campus.

Health & Wellbeing Ambassadors

The Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors (HWA) is a professional development opportunity for students passionate about promoting health and wellbeing at UNSW.

Other ways to volunteer

Volunteering in Australia

Overseas volunteering

External organisations

NOTE: UNSW does not presently endorse any specific third party provider programs. All programs involved some degree of risk to participants. Students are advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk. See How to prepare for departure.

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