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Volunteering

Volunteering is an activity undertaken by an individual for an organisation for no financial reward and not for the purposes of obtaining credit in a unit of study or course

As a currently-enrolled ECU student, you can get involved in volunteer work by signing up to ECU's Volunteering program.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, however doing volunteer work can offer you more than just the satisfaction of lending a helping hand to local organisations. Volunteering is actually a fantastic way to grow and build your employability skills while you are studying.

The career benefits of volunteering include:

  • meeting new people (networking)
  • demonstrating community engagement (it looks great on your CV)
  • developing new skills (such as leadership and time management)
  • increasing your employability

Volunteering at ECU

If you are a currently-enrolled ECU student, you can get involved in our volunteering program from your very first semester.

Simply sign up using the Volunteer Expression of Interest form. Once we receive your expression of interest, you will be invited to one of our volunteer inductions, which are run across all three campuses. You will also be added to our online VolunteerHub, so you can start getting involved in various volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Inductions

At your volunteer induction, you will be introduced to the program and our staff will guide you through the volunteering process, which includes:

  • duty of care
  • occupational health and safety
  • insurance
  • equal opportunity and diversity
  • confidentiality and data protection
  • expenses policies
  • organisation expectations of student volunteers
  • student volunteer expectations of organisations
  • your rights as a volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Once you have attended an induction, you will be able to immediately sign up for a broad variety of volunteering opportunities and projects via the online VolunteerHub. You may also receive emails about new and upcoming volunteer projects that may interest you or be related to your field of study.

Some of the volunteering opportunities that will be available to you include:

  • internal volunteering (at ECU)
  • events volunteering
  • conservation and eco volunteering
  • sports volunteering
  • community and welfare volunteering
  • arts volunteering

After volunteering your time towards our volunteer opportunities, you may be eligible to receive a certificate of participation, which you can add to your professional portfolio.

 

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