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 at UQ, with organisations in Australia and worldwide.

Apply NOW to be a UQ Volunteer 

 Make a difference

 Gain workplace experience

 Build your professional network

National Student Volunteer Week at UQ

UQ is celebrating National Student Volunteer Week from 24-28 August. Come along to learn more about volunteering at UQ and in the wider community. This event features heaps of opportunities to connect, learn and celebrate.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering at UQ

There are many types of volunteer opportunities available.
Event Volunteers
Get involved with Careers Fair, Volunteer Expo, Global Experiences Expo and more by becoming an Events Volunteer!
UQ Mates Leaders
Help facilitate social activities and events to help enhance the student experience. These activities include social dinners, trips to Moreton Bay and more!
International Transition Volunteers
Help our Australia Awards international students adjust to life in Australia by sharing tips on how to settle into UQ and showing them around Brisbane.
Student Employability Centre Student Leaders
Student Employability Centre (SEC) Student Leaders share their lived experience of SEC activities, like student exchange and the Employability Award, with the UQ Community.
Jump Start Academic Preparation Program
JSAPP Student Leaders create a friendly and supportive environment to help students from the same program or faculty make the transition to university life.
Writing mentors on the Peer Writing Support program discuss students’ drafts with them to improve the quality of their assignments and academic papers and develop their academic writing skills.

UQ offers a number of mentoring programs that provide valuable leadership and guidance through all stages of your time at UQ and beyond.

External Volunteering

Through StudentHub you can access volunteer opportunities in selected non for profit and community organisations.

What our students say

Hear stories and advice from previous volunteers

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

Gain recognition for your volunteering