Volunteer Army

Give back to the community!

Volunteer Army connects UNSW students with volunteering opportunities, fostering student engagement with the wider community. 

Partnering with a massive variety of charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Guide Dogs Australia, the Cancer Council, City2Surf), Volunteer Army gives students a flexible opportunity to give back to the community.

Join VA's Volunteer Leadership Team! 

Volunteer Army is recruiting a group of dedicated individuals with a passion for social justice and the environment to inspire students to get involved in volunteering! Volunteering as a captain is an exciting opportunity to plan and promote creative community projects and events, develop yourself as a mentor and leader and spend time with a fantastic group of enthusiastic volunteers, all while having a meaningful impact! 

Volunteer Army is currently recruiting for the following leadership roles:

  • 2 Media and Communications Captains to organise promotional activities, run social events and develop content for the Volunteer Army website, facebook and newsletter.
  • 3 Event Captains to plan and run large scale events which support range of social and environmental causes in partnership with not for profit organisations.
  • 2 Project Captains to develop and implement a range of projects with small teams of volunteers which have a meaningful impact within the community.

All Volunteer Army Captains will have their hours accredited to their AHEGS (Australian Higher Education Graduation Certificate).

Click on the links bellow for more information and to apply.

Applications are due January 30 2019.


Upskill in leadership and event planning through organising a diverse variety of events.

Improve your communication, interpersonal and adulting skills through community engagement and huge socials.

Feel a sense of purpose, by raising awareness of environmental and social issues in our community with a passion.

Inspire your friends and others to initiate their own local community efforts with the skills learnt from this program.

Volunteering with Volunteer Army is also recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).


Intake | Applications open 2019

Time commitment | Low-high (flexible)

We have three diverse portfolios within the program so you're bound to find something that works for you!

  • Events (Support the community one event at a time with a group of like minded students!)
  • Projects (Join a team of students to lend a hand to local community organisations. Receive the resources to plan and develop your own community projects.) 
  • Support the community on your terms (Sign up to assist at events and or apply for ongoing volunteer opportunities with a huge range of partner NGOs.)

Past Events

Exodus Fun-raiser

Thursday, Mar 29th

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Cancer Council - Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday, May 24th

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Jeans 4 Genes Day

Friday, August 3rd

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Not sure where your talents lie? 

Choose your way with our flexible, year-round volunteering program. 

Volunteer Army teams you up with non-for-profit partners at UNSW and around Sydney, to structure your own volunteering experience. Just follow any of the above links for more info and feel free to contact the coordinator at volunteerarmy@arc.unsw.edu.au with questions!

Good karma is guaranteed.

All engagement with the Volunteer Army will also recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).


Intake | All year round

Time commitment | Low-high (flexible)

Volunteer Army Coordinator

P:02 9385 7700


A:PO Box 173, Kingsford, NSW 2032

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