International students

Info sheets & guides to help engage international students as volunteers

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A guide to volunteering for international students

This guide is for those international students who would like to become a volunteer.

It covers:

  • What is volunteering
  • Reasons to volunteer
  • Volunteering opportunities in Australia
  • Who can volunteer
  • How to find a volunteering opportunity
  • Careers and employment services at your university
  • How to contact nonprofit organisations directly
  • How to apply to become a volunteer
  • What to do if the organisation you approach doesn't take you on as a volunteer
  • Volunteer rights and responsibilities
  • Checklist for volunteers

A guide to volunteering for international students

An information kit for organisations on engaging international students as volunteers

This information kit has been compiled to provide information, inspiration and advice to Queensland organisations that want to start engaging and working better with international students as volunteers. 

It covers:

  • Drivers of international student volunteerism
  • Student perspectives on the benefits and challenges of volunteering
  • Benefits for organisations
  • Workplace diversity
  • Concerns for organisations
  • Working effectively with international students - Linking and recruiting, selection process, orientation, retention, out of the box ideas, meaningful engagement

An information kit for organisations on engaging international students as volunteers

An information kit for education providers on increasing opportunities for international students to volunteer

This information kit has been compiled to answer the questions, provide inspiration and give advice to Queensland education providers to help their international students access and reap the benefits of a volunteering experience. 

It covers:

  • Why increase opportunities for international students to volunteer: The benefits for students, education providers and the wider community
  • How education providers can increase opportunities for international students to volunteer
  • What support and resources are available to help: Including important links and resources for students

An information kit for education providers on increasing opportunities for international students to volunteer