If you have ever wanted to make a difference, get involved in the community or take on a cause, then consider becoming a volunteer.
Volunteering allows you to engage with the local and wider community whilst gaining valuable experience that will assist your personal and professional growth. Develop leadership and teamwork skills, pursue new interests and career opportunities, get practical experience, meet new people and gain a sense of achievement and fulfilment.
Research shows that employers value volunteer experience highly and are more likely to select candidates who have volunteered over those who do not have this experience.
Not only that, here at UWA there are plenty of volunteering opportunities that allow you to help your fellow students, so they can benefit from your experience.
On Sunday 11th August 2013, thousands of prospective students and the general public will descend on The University of Western Australia to find out what the University has to offer. We will need volunteers throughout the day to man a number of help tents, hand out maps, programs, direct people to venues and answer any general questions that visitors may have. Recruitment for Open Day volunteers 2013 is now open. More information on the various roles available and how to apply may be found here.
The Guild Volunteer Hub provides students with volunteering opportunities to allow them to make a difference to the university and their community, to gain new experiences, develop skills, meet others, follow their interests and support causes they care about, increase their employability and enhance the student experience.