Arc @ UNSW is proud to acknowledge the Bedegal, Gadigal, and the Ngunnawal people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we operate, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Walama Muru comes from the Bidjigal language, and means “return to path”. This name captures the spirit of the program as Walama Muru is all about coming together, learning from one another, and walking the path toward justice, truth, and deep connection.
We aim to connect and form cooperative relationships with local and remote Indigenous communities. This program is all about having meaningful interactions with Indigenous people to learn, celebrate and communicate Aboriginal culture. Changing the way we think about Indigenous issues is the first step we can take to increase cultural understanding and reduce the barriers Indigenous people face.
Whether you've got itchy feet or you're itching to make a real difference as a volunteer with Walama Muru, you'll be giving back and gaining so much return.
Volunteering with Walama Muru is also recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
Walama Muru is rebranding! For years Walama Muru has been a society focused on fundraising for a student trip to an Indigenous community involving hands-on volunteering. After being inactive for two years due to COVID, we are now looking for volunteers who are keen to get both educational and hands-on experience with Indigenous culture and practices, fundraise for valuable Indigenous organisations, and have some fun partaking in celebratory events such as the Indigenous drag show coming up in T2!
Volunteering will officially commence in T2 with recruitment occurring in Week 2, so get applying! If you’re an experienced volunteer and are looking for a challenge, we are also looking for a few senior volunteers to step in for T3.
Applications close Term 2 Week 1.
Commitment Level| Moderate