How volunteering can enhance your degree

Your gateway to growth and connection

It’s an opportunity that often flies under the radar but holds the key to a truly transformative experience – volunteering.

It's not just about ticking off classes and earning a degree but shaping who you are and gearing up for the challenges that lie ahead.  

Here are six reasons why giving back can enrich your UOW experience.  

Making lifelong connections 

Volunteering is an instant ticket to making friends who go beyond the surface and share your passion for making a positive impact. These connections aren't just for now; they're bonds that can last a lifetime. 

Community impact 

UOW isn't just a campus. It's a community, and you get to be an active player in shaping it. Dive into local initiatives and social causes, contributing your time and skills to become a driving force for positive change.  

UOW student Vatsal stands with a group of other peoople planting trees UOW student Vatsal with a group of volunteers.

Skill development 

Beyond textbooks and exams, volunteering is excellent for skill development. Communication, teamwork, leadership are all required no matter the task at hand. These hands-on experiences are gold for your future career, making you a standout candidate in the eyes of future employers. 

Personal growth  

Volunteering is the catalyst for personal growth. It's your chance to step out of your comfort zone, discover hidden strengths, overcome challenges, and build a confidence that resonates in all aspects of life. It's not just about a successful career. Instead, it's about crafting a fulfilling life. 

Wellbeing boost 

It’s important to look after your mental health and emotional well-being during uni and volunteering is great break from study. The joy derived from helping others becomes a stressbuster, self-esteem booster, and recipe for maintaining a positive mindset. 

UOWx Recognition 

The UOWx recognition certificate is a badge of honour for your invaluable contributions. It's not just a piece of paper, but a testament to your commitment to community service, adding substantial value to your resume.

UOWx representative talking to student at O week UOWx stall at Orientation Week.  

Want to learn more? See the available volunteering opportunities at UOW.