Volunteering

Contribute to your community and your skillset through volunteering

Volunteering is an ideal way to build your skills and extend your professional and personal network while contributing to a worthy cause.

UQ can assist you to access unique opportunities with organisations in Australia and worldwide and provide you with support to strengthen your employability.

 Make a difference


 Gain workplace experience


 Build your professional network

Find volunteering opportunities

There are a number of volunteer programs available at UQ that are a great way to meet new people while building your skills.
Through StudentHub you can access volunteer opportunities in selected non for profit and community organisations.

External opportunites

Visit the following sites and organisations for more opportunities to get involved in volunteering

UQ Volunteer Expo

The UQ Volunteer Expo is a FREE annual event bringing together university students and major charities and non-for-profits from across the country.

Support available

Funding may be available with the UQ Advantage Employability Grant if you are completing extra-curricular volunteering.
Volunteering Queensland provides you with helpful resources including volunteer checklists and rights and responsibilities.

Gain recognition for your volunteering

What our students say

Hear stories and advice from previous volunteers

What our students say

Brigid King
"The experience afforded me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills further while learning how to work efficiently as part of a team. I also mentored a school environment group, which was a lot of fun and very rewarding."

Brigid volunteered at the Australia Youth Climate Coalition
Dan Tang
"I have participated in a range of extracurricular activities at UQ. I was a Student Leader for the Student Services Mates at UQ program, Chat Mates. This leadership role has improved my organisation, teamwork, public speaking and event management abilities."

Dan Tang was a UQ Student Volunteer
Nicholas Lindsay
"My personal development was enhanced by leading a group of people and engaging in meaningful skill development sessions which were mainly focused on understanding the role that ourselves have in a team and which role we take."

Nicholas volunteered for the Oaktree Foundation