One of the best ways to meet people and feel more a part of the Western Australian community is to volunteer while you study in Perth.
If you don’t need the extra income or would like to give your time to the local community while doing something fun and meaningful, why not volunteer with one of Perth’s many charitable organisations or community programs.
Volunteering will provide you with new opportunities, many of which will help you learn about yourself and others, while offering pathways to future career opportunities. Having volunteer experience listed on your resume or transcript will also make you a strong candidate when applying for jobs while you study and when you’ve graduated.
Many of our education institutions have strong ties to local and national charities. Why not find out about volunteer groups and programs at the university or college you are studying at? Below are some ways you can connect with volunteer programs while you study.
Curtin Volunteers are a student-driven volunteering hub involved in community activities that span across health, youth, environment, culture and communication and indigenous groups. If you are a Curtin student, you can sign up to volunteer with an ongoing program or help out at one-off events.
If you are a UWA student you can volunteer with a Guild Volunteering Program. These programs are student-run community activities that will see you work directly with community organisations in need. There are also opportunities to volunteer and make a difference on campus.
Murdoch students have the opportunity to volunteer through the Murdoch Volunteering Hub. If you are a Murdoch student you can be involved with volunteer opportunities both on and off campus that aim to make a difference in the community and you can have your volunteering formally recognised on your Academic Transcript.
If you are a student at ECU, you can sign up to be a volunteer and have the opportunity to work on local projects that may be related to your specific field of study. You can choose to be involved in areas such as conservation, sport, community welfare and arts.
Notre Dame students can volunteer to help support local events and organisations. You can sign up and let the Network know your area of interest you’d like to volunteer in. This includes migrant support, disability services, animal welfare and human rights.
No matter where you are studying in Perth, volunteering WA can help you connect with a variety of community organisations for short-term or long-term volunteer opportunities. They can help you find a worthy organisation that aligns with your studies and interests, helping you get the most out of your volunteering experience