National Student Volunteer Week 2021

What is National Student Volunteer Week?

National Student Volunteer Week (9-15 August) celebrates and empowers students and young people to rise up and participate in their local communities.

At UQ we have a large number of volunteers and we are joining in with the National campaign to celebrate all their hard work. 

The connection gained through volunteering provides students with a sense of belonging and ownership, whilst developing leadership and empathy skills. 

Throughout the week UQ will be giving students a range of opportunities to join volunteering, celebrate their fellow volunteers, and most importantly have fun getting involved!  

Through NSVW we aim to: 

  • Celebrate, promote and support student volunteering
  • Empower young people to discuss and innovate through volunteering
  • Strengthen relationships 
  • Build a mighty new generation of volunteers to uplift our communities.

#NSVW2021

National Volunteer Week at UQ Logo

 

 

 

It's Competition Time

During National Student Volunteer week, guess how many volunteers 

UQ will have by Friday 13 August 2021! 

Comment your answer on Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win!! 

Terms and conditions

As part of our intended Volunteer Expo we had lined up of some amazing volunteer organisations for you to meet, however due to restrictions restrictions we will be bringing them to you online! Check out some amazing volunteer organisation and see how you can be a part of their communities today.

What's on?

Ways to Get Involved in volunteering online and externally
Find out how you can get involved in volunteering online whilst you are studying externally. This informative session will help you to find the best opportunities available for you to maximise your university experience through volunteering online.
Foundations of Employability - Unlocking your potential
Volunteering is a great way to build your Employability, but what exactly is Employability? This workshop will develop your understanding of what ‘employability’ is and why it is vital for you career development.
Employability Award Info Session
The Employability Award is a structured program that recognises the personal and professional development a student gains from their involvement in activities above and beyond academic studies like Volunteering and Mentoring.

Join the session to learn more about the Employability award
From Volunteer to Career Workshop
The Career Development Learning team will guide you through how to plan an effective transition to a workplace. This session is relevant to all year levels.
Watch Party - Wonder (2017)
Sit back, relax, grab some popcorn and chat online with your new mates over a movie! Watch from anywhere in the world. We will be watching the movie Wonder featuring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson
Virtual Career Chats
Hear from career staff about how to make the most of your time at UQ. Explore volunteering, internships, creating a professional network and more!
Virtual CV Day
Do you have a CV (Resume) and you're not sure where to start? Or do you want some feedback on how to refine your existing CV? Come to CV Day to receive advice from UQ Employability staff on how to create and refine an excellent CV.
Virtual Career Chats
Hear from career staff about how to make the most of your time at UQ. Explore volunteering, internships, creating a professional network and more!
UQ alumnus Tara O'Kane is supposed to be starting her new career in London – but the coronavirus had other plans. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, O'Kane has decided to use this time to help others by co-founding a grocery-delivery service.

Ways to volunteer at UQ

Find out how you can become a part of the Volunteering frenzy at UQ. There is so much opportunity! Become a volunteer or mentor and have the chance to be a part of hundreds of opportunities and projects across UQ that give back! Please note due to COVID-19 some opportunities may be on hold at the moment. But feel free to take a look around or get in touch to find out when more opportunities will come available.

Employability Award

The Employability Award program is a structured program that recognises the personal and professional development a student gains from their involvement in activities above and beyond academic studies like Volunteering and Mentoring.

This program will guide you through a range of experiences and reflections to unlock your potential and help you create an outstanding portfolio for your resume and future employers!

Find out more