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 find opportunities at UQ and link you with external organisations both within Australia and worldwide.

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 Make a difference

 Gain workplace experience

 Build your professional network

 Connect at community events

Get Involved in Volunteering

For Students

As a volunteer you can engage in the UQ community in a way that is suitable for you. Engagement is flexible, you can participate in one-day or on-going opportunities through each semester. Some examples of opportunities you can get involved in include:​

  • Event facilitation​
  • Encourage social connection on campus and online​
  • Promote and provide information on student life​
  • Engage and empower students to share ideas and feedback


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For Staff

We support staff to recruit for opportunities in Student Hub by advertising to an engaged student community that have expressed interest in volunteering activities and programs. The process provides:

  • access to a large and diverse audience
  • on-going support to promote and manage recruitment
  • includes tailored compliance training
  • targeted recruitment to key audiences


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External Volunteering Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in the local Queensland community. Find opportunities with non for profit and community organizations on StudentHub.

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