Stationery Re-use Centre


Since 2010, the Stationery Reuse Centre have been kindly providing UNSW students and staff with sweeeeeeet free stationery and reducing unnecessary contributions to landfill. We're located L1 of the Quad Building, East Wing (next to Quad 1001), and are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, during session.

Volunteer Deets

Intake/ Applications for Semester 2 are now closed! Check back in January 2018. 

Time commitment/ Medium (2-3hrs/week)

Apply to be the Stationery Reuse Student Coordinator 2018

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Whether you’re a stationery addict or passionate about environmental sustainability, lend us a hand in manning Arc’s free recycled stationery centre! With duties from contacting businesses to source stock, to promoting our wares to students, the Stationery Reuse Centre is always looking for extra helpful hands to hand out pens and pencils! We are also offering a $1 document binding service for all UNSW students and staff now!

Stationery Reuse Centre volunteers will have opportunities to develop their communication skills, build connections with like-minded students and various organisations, as well as gain experience in logistics and promotions.  

Publicity and Events Portfolio:

Be in charge of planning all the fun events and socials while promoting the centre!

Acquisitions Portfolio:

Learn all about stock management and contacting stakeholders to spread our reach! 

Environment Portfolio:

Get involved in promoting environmental sustainability to the UNSW community through events and help make our program more environmentally friendly!

Semester One Events!

Arc turns 10

Stress Less Week

Plastic-free Month

International Recycling Day

Semester Two Events!

Foundation Day

Street Team Collab

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

DIY Calligraphy Notebooks and Blackboards

Find us!

Volunteer Testimonials

"Last semester I began volunteering with Uni at the Stationery Reuse Centre and it was the best step I took to kick up the dull routine of study. Each week was a different experience given the opportunity to help other students. I got more involved with the program by joining the Publicity and Events team where we got to plan fun parties and events for the volunteers. The most amazing part was making great unique friends from all different faculties and years. You’ll meet the nicest people volunteering and I’d recommend to anyone to get involved with the centre."  -Brian (right)

"Joining the Stationery Reuse Centre was a very significant part of my university life here at UNSW and it's one I won't soon forget. From your shift partners, to the awesome stationery and even the rare computer monitor, wristwatch or wedding decorations that enter the door of the centre, it's without a doubt a great program to be apart of. Personally, it allowed me to develop my organisational skills as well as the confidence to talk to people I wouldn't normally converse with. It's enabled me to take initiative whilst promoting the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" motto and in doing so, I've made the greatest mates anyone could ever have. All in all, it's the perfect program for anyone to get their foot in the 'volunteering at UNSW' door or maybe you're a volunteering veteran and you'd like a bit of a challenge. Whatever the case, the Stationery Reuse Centre is sure to light up your face! "-Kevin (left)

The Stationery Reuse Centre welcome external donations, and love to receive emails from people and companies interested in recycling stationery! Fill in our donation form for any donation requests and to arrange delivery. If you have further questions or queries, please get in touch through our email below. 

Stationery Reuse Centre

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