Become a volunteer with UQU

Creating an empowered, connected, and supported student community through giving back.

Getting involved with your student union through volunteering is a great way to give back to your student community and make a meaningful impact.


Volunteering with UQU

Our volunteers contribute significantly to how we can support students just like you.

Through our services, initiatives, and events, whether it’s serving up free breakfast or dinner at Morning Marmalade & Kampus Kitchen or handing out brain food (snacks) in the library during exams, you can make a difference.

Your contribution as a UQU Volunteer, no matter how big or small, helps us to reach and support more UQ students!


Get rewarded and recoginised for the valuable time and effort you put in to volunteering with UQU!

  • Up to 20 hours volunteering: A certificate of appreciation for your efforts!
  • 20 hours or more volunteering: Receive a further 10% discount through Mates Rates: that’s 20% off at UQU outlets and shops where Mates Rates discounts apply!
  • 30 hours or more volunteering:  Volunteer Pathways Job Program Offer!
  • 70 hours or more volunteering: The chance to propose a community project or program and work with UQU on planning and implementing the project on a UQ Campus!

What can you do for volunteering?

UQU needs passionate, driven students that represent our mission of giving back to the student community and creating an inclusive campus where every student feels supported.

We have many opportunities for our volunteers to contribute, and we’re flexible with the volunteering opportunities available: so you can volunteer a little, or a lot, for one particular program or for lots of different programs. Whatever works for you!

Our requirements? That you have passion and a positive attitude! 

What can volunteering do for you?

Volunteering in your student community is a great opportunity to connect with other students and contribute to making a difference to their lives. It also can enrich your own life in numerous ways.

Social benefits

If you’re wanting to meet new people or brush up on your social skills, volunteering is a wonderful way to connect and build healthy friendships. It helps you to keep in contact with others, meet people from diverse backgrounds, and develop good social habits such as communication, teamwork, and empathy. While this is beneficial to your personal life and helps to strengthen your ties to your community, it can also apply to developing soft skills for your future work endeavours!

Share your talents & develop skills

Volunteering can help you share your passions and talents in a way that benefits you and others. It can help you take initiative and gives you the opportunity to practice important skills such as problem solving, organisation, and planning. When you step out of your comfort zone, you can achieve anything!

Feel accomplished & find a purpose

By contributing your time to volunteering and achieving goals. you can know and feel that you’re a part of something bigger. Your work helps to provide for the student community and give back to those who need more support. By committing your time you represent the importance of being a part of a strong community. 

Volunteering with UQU has allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and further enhance my soft skills.

Amy Tran

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