Student Volunteering FAQs
How can I afford to volunteer when I need to be earning money?
There are many volunteering roles that can work around your work and study schedule. It is important that you find something that is right for you and that keeps your life in balance.
How much time commitment does it take to be a student volunteer?
There is a wide variety of volunteer options available; from short-term to long-term, with varying degrees of time commitment necessary depending on the role. We understand that your time is valuable and every little bits helps.
What area should I volunteer in?
It is important that you consider volunteering in an area that you are passionate about, that challenges you, and that will provide you with the experience you are seeking.
How will volunteering benefit me?
Most employers view experience in volunteering as an asset when looking for potential employees. So not only will volunteering look great on your CV and help you to stand out when job-hunting, it could also provide an opportunity to get a reference from the organisation to prove to employers that you are hard-working and passionate about what you do. Some specific volunteering roles also can contribute to your study.
Volunteering also provides you with great enriching experiences that can help you to grow your skills, and of course have fun!
How do I begin my journey as a student volunteer?
During Student Volunteer Week (16-22 April), a wide variety of events, activities, and awareness-raising campaigns led by universities, tertiaries and schools will take place nationwide. So check out what is happening near you at www.studentvolunteerweek.nz/events and get involved!
You can also contact organisations directly if you already have some in mind that you would like to volunteer for.