Volunteer - Student Support and Engagement

Volunteer opportunities in student support and engagement for JCU students:

Careers Fair Support Crew, JCU Careers and Employment

Position Title

Careers Fair Support Crew, Careers and Employment

Campus Location

Townsville and Cairns

Volunteer Periods

SP1

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Two to Seven hours only

Number of Positions per Study Period

Twenty to thirty at both campuses

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The Careers Fair Support Crew are responsible for assisting the Careers and Employment team with the smooth running and implementation of the Careers Fair on campus.

Duties include:

  • Car Park Attendant - directing exhibitors to reserved parking
  • Directory Assistance - helping students to make the most of the Fair
  • Liaising with employers on arrival and during the fair
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving - helping Careers staff
  • Assisting with set up and pack up
  • Marketing and promoting the fair to fellow students
  • Conducting surveys to students and employers
  • Running a Facebook/photo competition
  • Responding to the needs of employers and fellow students
  • Counting the number of students entering the fair

Recruitment Information

All positions will be advertised on JCU CareerHub ahead of the employment period.

JCU Events Ambassador

Position Title

Events Ambassador

Campus Location

Townsville and Cairns

Volunteer Periods (SP1 & SP2 dates)

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Up to 10 hours max. per week

Number of Positions per Study Period

Max. 10 per location

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The JCU Events Team are seeking a crew of friendly and enthusiastic students who are eager to gain valuable skills and experience in Event Management, Marketing or have a keen interest in the industry.

Event ambassadors will be offered a casual 12-month position within JCU’s central Events Team and you will be required to assist in delivering the University’s largest key events - Open Days, Graduations and other recruitment events.  You will also be notified of other upcoming paid and volunteer opportunities at a range of JCU organised and sponsored events and activities.

Recruitment Contact Information

For more information or to apply, email Kiara Cantamessa at events@jcu.edu.au

JCU Open Day Volunteers

Position Title

Open Day Volunteers

Campus Location

Townsville and Cairns

Volunteer Periods (SP1 & SP2 dates)

SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Twelve hours maximum

Number of Positions per Study Period

Unlimited

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

Open Day Volunteers are involved in most aspects of the event including staff registration, welcome marquee, escorting guided tours, set up/ pack down of the event and more.

Recruitment Contact Information

For more information or to apply, email Kiara Cantamessa at Kiara.cantamessa1@jcu.edu.au

Student Mentor, Student Transitions and Careers

Position Title

Student Mentor, Student Transitions & Careers

Campus Location

Townsville and Cairns

Volunteer Periods

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Variable

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The JCU Student Mentor Program matches experienced, successful students (Mentors) with commencing undergraduate students (Mentees) from the same course of study during O Week. JCU Student Mentors are trained as peer volunteers and agree to share their knowledge and experience with new students to help them transition through their first study period at university. Mentors role model the qualities necessary for academic success and also provide ad hoc support to students on campus when wearing their mentor shirts.

Recruitment Information

A current undergraduate student who has completed all of their first year subjects (min. overall GPA 5.0) and successfully applied to the JCU Student Mentor Program with the endorsement of an academic referee.

For more information or to apply, email:

Townsville Campus - tsv-studentmentors@jcu.edu.au

Cairns Campus - cns-studentmentors@jcu.edu.au

Volunteer Note Taker, AccessAbility, Student Equity and Wellbeing

Position Title

Volunteer Note Taker, Accessibility, Student Equity and Wellbeing

Campus Location

Townsville and Cairns

Volunteer Periods

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Variable-Note Taker would be required to attend each lecture to take notes

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

The Volunteer Note Taker Scheme assists students who are unable to take adequate notes due to a permanent or temporary disability, injury, illness or health condition. The volunteer note taker must be enrolled in the same subject as the student requiring the notes. Note takers are not required for all subjects and may be needed for the whole semester or a portion only. Notetakers are not required to produce a complete transcript of the lecture, just the materials they would use as a reasonable record of the lecture material. However, the notes provided need to be clear and understandable by another reader (including using only abbreviations generally used in that subject) and add to the material potentially already available in the lecture slides.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, contact Accessibility Services:

Townsville- accessability.tsv@jcu.edu.au

Cairns- accessability.cns@jcu.edu.au

Simulated Patient, College of Medicine and Dentistry

Position Title

Simulated Patient, College of Medicine & Dentistry

Campus Location

Townsville

Volunteer Periods

SP1 & SP2

Maximum Hours per Week/Study Period

Variable-Flexibility is required, sessions are held Monday to Friday-volunteers choose which sessions to sign up for

Number of Positions per Study Period

Variable

Position Description and Key Accountabilities

Volunteers participate in teaching sessions acting as patients (simulated) to medicine, veterinary, pharmacy and physician assistant students. These sessions enable the students to practice their clinical skills in a safe non-threatening environment.

When partaking in communication sessions, volunteers may be provided a role play, thus enabling the students to develop their communication skills. Sessions can involve acting out a scenario such as travelling overseas and requiring pre-immunisations (medicine), owning a property with sick horses (veterinary), requiring advice for over-the-counter medication (pharmacy).

Another role includes a physical examination. These are non-invasive and include examinations of various systems such as respiratory, neurology, and abdomen.

Recruitment Information

For more information or to apply, email medvolunteers@jcu.edu.au