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Volunteer

Volunteering is an ideal way to build your skills, improve your confidence and meet new people. We're looking for students from a variety of backgrounds who are passionate about helping others.

You can select from three types of volunteer positions at USC.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

Assist at major USC events such as Orientation or become involved in a range of other activities that support USC students such as focus groups, co-creating resources, as well as special interest and working groups.

Requirements to become a volunteer
  • Be currently enrolled in a USC program and remain enrolled during your participation.
  • Demonstrate a desire to help others and contribute positively to USC and the community.
Time commitment of a volunteer

This role offers flexibility for you to contribute whilst working around your study commitments. Volunteer roles can vary from a one-off event to regular contributions throughout the year.

You nominate how often you contribute your time, by opting in for one or more opportunities.

Register as a student volunteer

If you would like to become a student volunteer, select 'volunteer' on your registration form in StudentHub and follow the steps outlined below. You can register for more than one role, and you can change your registration throughout your studies.

USC Student Volunteer

STUDENT LEADERS

Help new students to transition to university and settle into their studies, and facilitate peer learning activities.​

Requirements to become a leader
  • Be currently enrolled in a USC program and remain enrolled during your participation.
  • Demonstrate a desire to help others and contribute positively to USC and the community.
  • Successful completion of at least 8 courses of study at USC.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Good record of academic achievement with a GPA of 5.0 or above (Student Leader I).
  • Good record of academic achievement with a GPA of 6.0 or above (Student Leader II).
  • Have a good knowledge of USC's services and facilities.
  • Demonstrate a desire to expand your leadership skills and be prepared to facilitate and inspire success in your fellow students.
Time commitment of a leader

This role offers flexibility for you to contribute whilst working around your study commitments. Leader roles can vary from a one-off event to regular contributions throughout the year.

You nominate how often you contribute your time, by opting in for one or more opportunities.

Register as a student leader

If you would like to become a student leader, select 'leader' on your registration form in StudentHub and follow the steps outlined below. You can register for more than one role, and you can change your registration throughout your studies.

USC Student Leader

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

Consult with fellow students to discuss emerging issues and views relating to learning, teaching and student services as part of the USC Student Senate. Find more about the groups within the Senate.

Requirements to become a representative
  • Be currently enrolled in a USC program and remain enrolled during your participation.
  • Be prepared to facilitate and inspire success in your fellow students.
  • Demonstrate a desire to represent others and contribute positively to learning and teaching at USC.
Time commitment of a representative

This role offers flexibility for you to contribute whilst working around your study commitments. You can become a student representative for a 6 or 12 month term.

Your time commitment is approximately 10-20 hours per semester, depending on your role and level in the USC Student Senate:

a. You are required to attend a minimum of four meetings in 12 months (meetings vary from 1-3 hours).
b. You are asked to attend a minimum of four Student Rep events in 12 months (generally 1-2 hours per event).
c. International students can serve for a 6 month term.

Register as a student representative

If you would like to become a student leader, select 'representative' on your registration form in StudentHub and follow the steps outlined below. You can register for more than one role, and you can change your registration throughout your studies.

USC Student Representative

How to register

Complete the registration form in Student Hub and complete the following steps as prompted in the StudentHub workflow. Refer back to your workflow at anytime to see your next steps.

Summary of registration
  1. Read the USC Student Charter to be aware of your responsibilities. The Students as Partners program supports your engagement in an environment that is inclusive, inspiring, safe and respectful.
  2. Compete the USC Health, Safety and Wellbeing for Students online training.
  3. Complete the Respect at USC online training module.
  4. Attend a Group Interview, available either face-to-face or online via ZOOM (excluding RHD students).
  5. Complete the relevant online specialist training modules:
    • Student Leaders
    • Student Representatives
  6. Attend the relevant specialist training:
    • Student Leaders: Academic Skills for Facilitating Peer Learning & Supporting Transition to University
    • Student Representatives: Induction
  7. Opportunities will be advertised on Student Hub throughout the year. Some roles may require further training and criteria.
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