Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience and practical skills to add to the technical skills gained in your study. Through volunteering you can contribute greatly to your community and can network with a wide range of people. Graduate employers look for community involvement when recruiting new employees.
Think about what’s important to you in terms of the outcomes you are hoping to achieve through volunteer work. Identify the key activities you would like to undertake and the skills you would like to gain. When considering a volunteer opportunity, you may want to consider these questions:
JCU offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities for students and community members.
Opportunities cover everything from note-taking for students, to assisting our researchers.
Volunteers are vital to many organisations, so consider lending a hand in your community. To find what is available in your area of interest and location, log in to Volunteering Australia
For opportunities in Cairns, contact FNQ Volunteers Inc
For opportunities in Townsville, contact Volunteering North Queensland
You might also like to contact one or more of the following volunteering organisations:
Volunteering overseas can provide wonderful opportunities to immerse yourself in a different culture and really make a difference to a community or cause.
Undertaking any overseas role requires a considerable investment of time, energy and often money. Careful planning is required to ensure that you minimise any risks.
You should carefully research any organisation you are thinking of signing up with and remember to take into account any health and safety issues involved in living and working overseas.
Listed below are some organisations for you to research. Please note that JCU Careers and Employment does not endorse any aid organisations.