Volunteering is the best way to meet new people, learn great skills and get involved in the community!

Each year, Arc runs heaps of activities, programs and events that you can join as a volunteer. Over 1000 UNSW students get involved in our programs each year that develop volunteers' own skills and the skills of others in the community. Volunteering also provides a great sense of achievement and is heaps of fun.

Most of these programs are also acknowledged by UNSW on your 'Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)' upon graduating. These attributes will put you ahead of the rest when applying for that graduate job!


Arc expects all volunteer applicants to read and comply with Arc's Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Management System. Details of the WHSMS can be found here .


2015 Volunteer Applications

STEP 1 - Become an Arc member (it's free!)

All 2015 volunteers must be Arc members. It takes about 3 minutes to join AND it's FREE! Arc membership also comes with a range of other benefits which you can find out more about HERE.


If you already signed up last year (i.e. you're already on OrgSync) just go to Arc Reception to get your 2015 Arc sticker and have your membership renewed!


STEP 2 - Find a volunteering program

If you don't know which volunteer program(s) you want to join, you can easily find out more:

1. Check out the 2015 Volunteer Handbook

2. See the program webpages (links below)

3. Come into Arc Reception and ask to talk to one of our friendly staff members - we can help you find the right program to suit you and your needs.



Note - If you are looking for The Volunteer Army, that now exists on OrgSync under "Service Opportunities" on your home page, or you can visit the Volunteer Army Portal for more information.


STEP 4 - Be Patient

Once you have filled in the application it is reviewed by our programs' Student Coodinators (yes, they're students just like you!). Our Coordinators will email you as soon as they can with information.

Note: Some programs start later than others so you may have to wait a few weeks before you hear anything, but don't worry - we haven't forgotten about you!


If you have any questions, please get in touch with us on volunteer@arc.unsw.edu.au

Application Form is subject to continuous updates.


Arc Volunteer Programs for UNSW ART & DESIGN CAMPUS include:


Arc Volunteer Programs for KENSINGTON CAMPUS include:

We also have an amazing opportunity that will develop you personally & professionally.  It's not a volunteer program; it's a 6 week course called Leadership Labs.  Take a look at the program and apply online.


Are you a previous or existing volunteer? Stay in touch! Join the Volunteer Alumni Network!


Have an idea for a new volunteer program or activity that Arc doesn't offer? Get it started now. Complete the New Volunteer Program Application Form.