UWA Handbook 2017

Volunteering

By volunteering with Guild Volunteering, you can make a real impact in your community. You will also discover hidden talents, be inspired, meet new people and be rewarded with a deep sense of satisfaction.

Volunteering allows you to engage with the University, local and wider community while gaining valuable experience that will assist your personal and professional growth in:

  • developing leadership and teamwork skills;
  • pursuing new interests and career opportunities;
  • get practical work experience;
  • meeting 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 this experience.

We match your individual strengths to the right volunteer opportunity and we are flexible—encouraging you to take on as much or as little and you can commit to while studying.

We provide you with advice, training and some of the necessary requirements (free Working With Children Checks and Volunteer National Police Checks), so you'll be equipped to have a positive volunteer experience.

Volunteering on campus and in the community

Guild volunteering promotes a range of opportunities for student volunteering which focus on academic interest as well as personal passions. We offer one off event opportunities, as well as short, medium and long term placements on campus and in the community. With Guild Volunteering, you can—

  • get involved with clubs on campus;
  • volunteer with community and not-for-profit organisations; and
  • be supported to develop your own volunteer program.

To explore the possibilities and find out more visit our website or drop by Guild Volunteering in person (Ground Floor, Guild Village — right next to the Guild Student Centre).