Yellow Shirts

Yellow Shirts

Yellow Shirts

Yellow Shirts

Every year, approximately 190 enthusiastic volunteers known as Yellow Shirts get the chance to spend one unforgettable week helping incoming students find their feet and have fun at UNSW during O-Week in Semester One. 

The mega-extravagant-amazing-wonderful event that is O-Week doesn't just magically happen every year. It's such a huge success because of the hard work, commitment and fun-loving spirit of the Yellow Shirts.

As one of Arc’s most famous and beloved volunteer programs, being a Yellow Shirt will provides students with lifelong friends, skills and hilarious memories. Yellow Shirts is a great opportunity to meet people from all over campus and get to help others in a way that can make a lasting difference. 


Volunteer!

Yellow Shirts is a volunteer program entirely dedicated to helping organise, create, and drive O-Week every year during Semester One! One of Arc’s most well-known volunteer programs, as a Yellow Shirt, you’ll spend the summer with 190 other incredible and passionate volunteers, developing important skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication and problem solving. Make the magic of O-Week happen by becoming a beacon of knowledge and helping lost students find their bearings – whether it’s finding a student faculty office, finding the closest bathroom, or even the best coffee on campus!

Details

Applications Closed 

If you have completed your submission, you will have received an email to confirm that your application has been received. Please email b.kim@arc.unsw.edu.au ASAP if you have NOT received an email by the end of your application.

Volunteer Position Description

Return Volunteer Position Description

Compulsory Dates ::

  • FRI 27 OCT, WK 13 :: Intro BBQ
  • SAT 6 JAN, 2018 :: Training Day #1
  • SAT 20 JAN, 2018 :: Training Day #2
  • FRI 2 FEB - SUN 4 FEB, 2018 :: Training Camp
  • FRI 9 FEB, 2018: Training Day #3
  • MON 19 FEB - FRI 23 FEB, 2018 :: O-Week

FAQs

Got some questions about what it takes to be a Yellow Shirt (YS)?

What do you do during O-Week?

Yellow Shirts at O-Week is all about making sure first years have the best time during their first interaction with university. You’ll be taking first years on campus tours, making and giving out FREE snow cones and fairy floss, and even running your own events like water fights, jelly wrestling and so much more! 

How much time do I need to dedicate to Yellow Shirts? Does it actually require me to give up my summer?

Taking on O-Week isn’t an easy task, and we’re here to prepare you properly for running events, tours, and meeting first years. The compulsory training days will be super important in gearing you up and getting you ready for an intense week, developing the skills you need to become one of the pillars of O-Week. But work hard, play hard as they say. There will also be a bunch of brilliant social events where you’ll be able to meet and hang out with the rest of the program!

What if I don’t know anyone?

Never fear! As with all other volunteering programs, you’ll meet a whole bunch of awesome people and make some great friends. You’ll be put into a squad who you’ll spend time with at training days, program-wide social events, and also bond with through squad outings, and make life-long friendships during the course of spending an entire week together! #squadgoals

What can I get out of applying for YS?

Joining Yellow Shirts is just the first step towards gaining a wide range of skills that you’ll be able to apply in the future, such as teamwork, leadership, and even organisational skills as you balance the tasks you need to do with all the fun you’re going to have. You’ll also have the opportunity to reapply in the future for other roles in the program, building on your experience and allowing you to add to your skillset, whether you’re more artistically inclined, love student life and student-run clubs, are super passionate about sport, or even just want to meet new people and gain some wonderful friendships.

How is YS different from other volunteering programs?

Yellow Shirts is built on a legacy of students wanting to come back and continuing to give back to both the program internally and to the student community as a whole. By joining Yellow Shirts, you’ll become part of, and get to contribute to this wonderful tradition of passing on knowledge and building a culture of inclusivity for both new and returning students to UNSW. You’ll have so many opportunities to give back to first years and help create future O-Weeks in your own way, and joining Yellow Shirts is just the first step on what could be a crazy journey. 

Any other questions?

Feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have about Yellow Shirts, by emailing o.week@arc.unsw.edu.au

Contact Us

O-Week

P:02 9385 7746

E:o.week@arc.unsw.edu.au

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