Community and Overseas Volunteering

Volunteering with a community group is an excellent way to give back to your community while making new friends and gaining confidence in working towards something meaningful with others.

Through volunteering you can gain experience in your field of study, or explore other areas of interest and also develop valuable skills in leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, communication and cultural awareness to name a few. These skills are highly transferable to the workplace, so volunteering also indirectly enhances your employability.

UNSW Careers and Employment

To access the main jobs board for UNSW students log in to the Careers portal.

The Careers portal is updated daily with hundreds of casual, professional, volunteer and paid opportunities.

UNSW Advantage opportunities

Many of these community volunteering opportunities have been approved by UNSW Advantage as eligible for recognition on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Other ways to volunteer

Here you can find more useful resources.

Volunteering in Australia

Overseas volunteering

External organisations


NOTE: UNSW does not presently endorse any specific third party provider programs. All programs involved some degree of risk to participants. Students are advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk. Students who secure an overseas opportunity should Register their Travel.