Community and Overseas Volunteering

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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Annual Workcamp

Members who participate in the Annual Workcamp from Warrane College work together with the local community to assist in areas of need, whilst fostering friendships with those around them.

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 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…


Artsweek is a week-long festival that celebrates the Arts during Week 5 of Semester 2 each year. It provides an opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and get involved with art in a way you wouldn't usually get a…


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…


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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. Students who secure an overseas opportunity should Register their Travel.

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