Walama Muru is a student volunteer program run in partnership between Arc @ UNSW and Nura Gili, Centre for Indigenous Programs at UNSW.
The program involves a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students from UNSW visiting a regional Indigenous community and undertaking community development projects chosen in partnership with the community. Participation in the program provides students with the opportunity to engage in an exchange of culture and perspectives, give back to a regional Indigenous community and actively participate in grass-roots practical reconciliation.
Walama Muru aims to build meaningful and long-standing relationships with communities and in 2015 the program will be returning to Gilgandra in NSW to build on what was achieved last year and strengthen relationships with the local community.
Volunteers are required to attend a compulsory cultural sensitivity training session. The major trip for the year occurs during the mid-session break in Session 2
From week 2-3, Session 1 to the end of mid-session break in Session 2
Arc @ UNSW
Walama Muru Coordinator
02 9385 7700
For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.