Become a Student Volunteer

The Orientation and Induction team values student volunteers and welcomes expressions of interest to be a Student Volunteer Leader with the team. Students must be currently enrolled and have completed one session or two terms of study at SCU to apply.

Rachel: The reason why I wanted to become a student leader is because I figured it would be a great way to connect with people around campus. It’s really good to get involved, and it builds on your academic experience of University. And it’s also a really awesome way to help new students settle into university life.

Peter: The reason why I became a student leader, is because it’s a rewarding experience to help other students get acquainted with the new study environment. And the benefits of becoming a student leader is it gives you an opportunity to build on your leadership skills.

Alexandra: I wanted to be a bit more involved in the Uni. And it’s also a great way to meet new students and show them around the Uni, and also to expand your own social circle.

Luke: It really develops your leadership skills, and also, it’s a great place to be when people are coming for the first time to Uni with Orientation, they’re really excited and it’s a great vibe  to get involved with.

Sable: I have been able to meet people from the Business school, Education School and other areas throughout the University, so for me as a person it has been really encouraging. And I would like to encourage you to become a student leader so you get the most out of your experience here at University, and that these friendships and experiences you’ll be able to take into your career paths.


On-campus volunteering involves:

  • Welcome commencing students to the University community
  • Assist new students with FAQs and refer them to the correct university support service
  • Be familiar with Orientation processes and online connection events
  • Provide event assistance with setting up and packing down
  • Assist with connecting events

Online volunteering involves:

  • Participating in Orientation online sessions. These could include drop-in style informal online sessions to chat to new students and assist them with FAQs and how to navigate starting uni.
  • Be a Connect Quest Team Leader. Connect Quest is an online team challenge coordinated by the Orientation and Induction team. Connect Quest Team Leaders lead a team of students from O-Week to Week 2. They coordinate their team in pairs and collate and submit team challenges (as a PDF or Word doc) via the Connect Quest BB site.


Online training details and Work, Health and Safety Induction details will be provided to you when you submit an application.


  • Recognition of Participation Certificate signed by the Vice President (Students) and Registrar.
  • A chance to make new friends and networks. 
  • A chance to build up graduate attribute skills in communication, decision making and leadership to achieve that dream job.
  • The ability to make a positive impact on the experience of first-year students at their Orientation.

Expression of interest

Expressions of interest have now closed for 2022. 

For further enquiries, contact:  

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