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.

Role

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.

Training

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

Benefits

  • 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: orientation@scu.edu.au  

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