In 2010 ECU will be offering students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and learn useful skills through participating in ECU's volunteering program. Participants can choose from a number of programs on or off campus in many different areas. It's a great chance to meet new people, be challenged, and have fun whilst giving back to the community - and it will be a great addition to any employee CV. Come and see us in the Student Experience Zone at the Mount Lawley Open Day for information regarding volunteering at ECU.
Computing, Health and Science
Peer Tutoring @ ECU – Step Up!
This community service program provides high-achieving ECU students the chance to tutor teachers and students in the science classrooms at schools near Joondalup and Mt Lawley campuses.
This free service supported by ECU and the WA Office of Science, Technology and Innovation places 80-90 students in the program every year, with 400 having participated since the program began.
Not only are teachers assisted through this program, but the university students are able to increase their confidence and communication skills with students and provide them with insight in to university life.
Business and Law
Students volunteer for Coast Care
25 ECU students are given the opportunity to volunteer with Coast Care, a national volunteer organisation with groups of volunteers identifying local environmental problems and working to achieve practical solutions.
Students have so far been trying to combat coastal conservation, coastal biodiversity and environmental rehabilitation - specifically to eradicate introduced species of flora and return the dunes and coastal regions to their natural former glory.
Currently, students are pulling up introduced flora from the sand dunes at North Beach linkage site, near the North Beach jetty.
Education and Arts
Community events for primary school students
ECU's School of Education is actively involved in co-ordinating community events aimed at bringing awareness to school children in areas such as science, environmental and maths educations.
These programs provide ECU pre-service teachers with hands-on experience during their course of study.
Events such as Science for Kids Day and MAD Maths Day invite 200 primary school students across the metropolitan area on campus to participate in activities with science and maths specialists, supported by pre-service teachers.
ECU encourages students to volunteer and hopes to recognise the valuable contribution volunteering makes to the student experience. For further information please contact:
Phone: (61 8) 6304 5548