See what happened during 2014's National Student Volunteer Week!
Federation University welcomed over 400 students and 40 organisations across 2 Volunteer Expos. The university engaged students in heaps of different ways with a massive program of events and activities held across their campuses. They ran workshops, pop-up op shops, volunteering activities, a photo competition - and got really innovative even holding an online volunteer expo. Plus, there were fun lunch events and morning teas which brought student volunteers together.
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland held their sixth annual Volunteer Expo, which saw over 1,000 students learn about the personal and professional benefits volunteering provides.
Students from Deakin University served up some hot food at their Expo. The university also supported the Youth Volunteering Forum, hosted by the Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre, Eastern Volunteers Resource Centre, and South East Volunteers.
University of Western Sydney
University of Western Sydney's NSVW efforts included a number of stalls, shops and guest speakers, promoting the benefits of volunteering.
University of New South Wales
University of New South Wales students promoted the #NSVW14 social media campaign - "I love volunteering because I get to meet great new people!"
University of South Australia
University of South Australia held a successful Volunteer and Work Experience Fair.
University of Technology Sydney
UTS: SOUL Award and UTS Careers organised an epic volunteer speed networking event! Over 90 students and 12 community organisations networked at this fun and clever event.
University of Tasmania
The students of the University of Tasmania got fantastic footage and excerpts of their Volunteering Expo.
Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University released a series of short films focused on the students involved in the University’s Aspire Program. The program aims to help students from a diversity of backgrounds achieve their best results in secondary school, to further their aspirations to pursue tertiary study. The videos ask those involved in the program to express what volunteering means to them. Their answers give a profound insight into the benefits volunteering has not only on the community, but on the individuals involved. Some students chose to volunteer around their passions; umpiring and coaching sporting teams, lending a hand at fun-runs and walking groups, helping at the RSPCA or tutoring younger students. Other students volunteered at community organisations; retirement homes, op-shops, recreation halls and child care centres.