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 at UQ, with organisations in Australia and worldwide.

Apply to be a UQ Volunteer

 Make a difference


 Gain workplace experience


 Build your professional network

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering at UQ

Get involved with UQ Careers Fair, Volunteer Expo, Global Experiences Expo and more by becoming a UQ Events Volunteer!
Help our Australia Awards international students adjust to life in Australia by sharing your tips on how to settle into UQ and showing them around Brisbane.
Student Employability Centre (SEC) Student Leaders share their lived experience of SEC activities, like student exchange and the UQ Employability Award, with the UQ Community.
JSAPP Student Leaders create a friendly and supportive environment to help students from the same program or faculty make the transition to university life.
Help facilitate social activities and events to help enhance the student experience. These activities include social dinners, trips to Moreton Bay and more!

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.

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.

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

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