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Networking

In areas with lots of young students, networking events are a popular way to make business connections.

Speed networking

With so many opportunities to choose from and limited time to spend, picking a cause to volunteer with isn't always the easiest thing to do. Help potential student volunteers find their ideal role in a unique and quick way that excites and intrigues.

Here are some considerations for organising a speed networking event:

  • Ensure there's a good variety of volunteering opportunities and nonprofits on display that cover the interests of students from various disciplines.
  • Pick an event venue large enough to hold your audience. There needs to be adequate space for personal interaction between volunteers and nonprofits.
  • Encourage follow-ups between interested volunteers and nonprofits to help them make an informed decision and get started in a role.
  • Have refreshments available such as food and drinks.¬†

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Volunteering expo

Hosting a volunteering expo offers students the opportunity to discover a wide range of volunteering roles. They can network with people involved in various nonprofits and community groups.

Here are some considerations for hosting a volunteering expo:

  • Plan the details of the expo (date, time, personnel, budget, logistics, publicity, etc.) well ahead of time.
  • Consider working in a team to leverage on different skills and capabilities.
  • Invite nonprofits and community groups to provide information (and a representative if possible) related to skilled volunteering opportunities for students. Look for organisations that have a range of opportunities to cater for students from different disciplines.
  • Combine your expo with a presentation area where invited guests or organisations can give a short talk or lecture.
  • Encourage student bodies to participate by setting up stalls to engage students in volunteering opportunities within the club/society.
  • Ensure the expo is in a prominent, central and busy location.
  • Consider providing guests with refreshments, power, and a wifi connection.¬†
  • Promote, promote, promote - to ensure as many students as possible attend your expo!

Who has done it?

  • University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Tasmania
  • Australian National University
  • Western Sydney University

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