A volunteer-based sustainability program that provides FREE stationery to all UNSW students

We accept donations from anyone and everyone to provide students with all the materials they need to succeed.

Anything you might possibly need to kit out your pencil case or get creative - we have! 

The Stationery Reuse Centre is your one stop shop for pens, pencils, highlighters, rulers, notebooks and more... 

Help us work towards a more sustainable campus by using up-cycled stationery! Why buy stationery supplies when you can get them for free?! 

Where are we? 

We are located in room QUAD1001A. 

If you're confused by that then just go to the top of the Rainbow Steps and go around the corner where the vending machines are. We should be the first door on the left! 

Our Address

Arc Reception 

Gate 5, High Street 

Level 2 Basser College 

UNSW 2052 

Donate to us!

We are currently accepting donations between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm on weekdays. 

You can donate the following items:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Whiteout
  • Paper 
  • Notebooks and pads
  • Binders, folders and dividers*
  • Art supplies (markers, sketchbooks, paints etc.)
  • Rulers and protractors
  • Staplers and staples
  • Holepunchers
  • Paperclips and bulldog clips 
  • Tape and tape dispensers
  • Scissors
  • USBs 

    Please contact us if you'd like to donate or if you have any questions! 

    Check out the eReuse program website (link below) if you have any old laptops, computers and accessories to donate. They also recycle your used batteries, lightbulbs and mobile phones!

    *We are currently at capacity with lever arch folder storage so please keep your donations of this kind to a minimum. Otherwise you can contact your local public school or community centre regarding donations or check out how to safely recycle folders here.

    Why donate?

    We provide students with free stationery so they can save on the cost of learning materials, helping us work towards equity for students. In the process, this helps our UNSW community work towards a more sustainable future by reusing materials that would otherwise go to landfill. 

    What isn't used on our students is used to create learning support packs for Shack Tutoring that coaches high school students in disadvantaged local communities. 

    Donations of any size are welcome

    Volunteer with us in 2022!  

    Although volunteer applications for 2022 have closed, don't hesitate to contact us and we'll see what we can do.  

    Volunteering in our program is a great way to help us move towards sustainability, meet new people, expand your social circle and gain transferable skills that can be used at university and in the big wide world. 

    Some of the tasks performed by Stationery Reuse volunteers include:

    • Opening, closing and operating the Stationery Reuse Centre with a fellow volunteer during its opening hours (10am - 4pm on weekdays during the term)
    • Re-stocking and cleaning the Centre
    • Making new friends by working with a team of volunteers and helping people who visit the Centre

    You can also join one of our 4 volunteer teams that focus on acquiring donations, publicity, event-planning and helping recruit new volunteers which will help you develop more specific skills such as event planning, administration and social media fluency. 

    An added bonus: 

    Volunteering at the Stationery Reuse Centre is also recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) after completing a minimum of 20 hours. 

    Stationery Reuse Coordinator

    Lizzy Wilkinson

    If you like this program you might also like...