Volunteer

Engage Volunteer

JCU offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities for students and community members. These include:

  • Pre-service teacher volunteering
  • 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
  • Orpheus Island Research Station – Actively seeks volunteers to assist with station duties throughout the year. In return, volunteers receive free accommodation and activities
  • Daintree Rainforest Observatory - Seeks volunteers to assist with station duties throughout the year.  Volunteers can stay at the observatory in modern facilities free of charge
  • Australian Tropical Herbarium - Volunteers assist with routine tasks involved with specimen handling and preparation such as mounting of vascular plant specimens
  • College of Medicine and Dentistry simulated patients - Volunteers participate in teaching sessions, acting as simulated patients
  • Medicine Entry Interviewers - Help interview our future medical students. Academics, clinicians or community members required.
  • Veterinary Science volunteers
  • Graduations and ceremonies
  • Student Mentor program – Matches new undergraduate students with experienced second or third-year students from similar courses or study areas
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – Links work and learning to enhance student employability
  • Research volunteers – From time to time our researchers need volunteers for studies and surveys
  • Open Day – A great way for potential students to discover more about JCU. Volunteer opportunities are available in all areas
  • Clubs and societies – The Student Association have over 40 different clubs registered on the Townsville and Cairns campuses. Find one that interests you.
  • TropEco Interns - The TropEco Interns Program is for JCU students who want to actively contribute to a sustainable future, and learn and exchange valuable skills and knowledge.
  • Staff volunteering leave scheme - JCU staff are entitled to two days paid volunteering leave each year to volunteer for not-for-profit organisations. The program is a great way for staff to give back to the local environment or community and to display good corporate responsibility.
  • Environmental volunteering - JCU works closely with a range of organisations to enhance our local environment and social well-being.
  • JCU Community Gardens - JCU has community gardens at its Cairns and Townsville campuses, providing opportunities for students, staff and the local community to get involved in and learn about sustainable food production.