Leveraging Volunteering to Enhance the Student Experience

Leveraging Volunteering to Enhance the Student Experience

Join us for a network session showcasing case studies on how Communiteer has collaborated to facilitate meaningful student volunteering experience. 

Volunteering delivers vital community, curricular, engagement and graduate attribute outcomes, especially for international students as they settle into study in Australia.

Communiteer has a mission to connect, engage and mobilise volunteers to participate in their communities. This session will present case studies of how Communiteer has collaborated across Government, Corporate and Education Sectors to facilitate meaningful volunteering experiences.

Including, the delivery of Study NSW’s International Student Volunteering Program and the development of their Department of Social Services funded ‘National Youth Initiative.’ Coordinating successful programs requires clear timelines, well-articulated points of benefit for all stakeholders, and a joint vision for what these programs can achieve.

As a result, students were able to engage with the community in a way that enhanced their social skills, increased their awareness of social issues and added to their employability. Come along to unpack the challenges and solutions to cross-sector collaboration, and discover the potential of volunteering to enhance the student experience.

About the Presenters

As a lifelong volunteer, Victor is a social entrepreneur who believes in cross-sector collaboration and the strength in diversity. Victor is passionate about providing young people with pathways to develop their professional skills and personal values, empowering future ethical leaders.

WILLEM BOOKER, Community Engagement Manager
With a background in education, Willem leads the Community Engagement Team as a volunteering facilitator and program designer. Willem works with Education Institutions to co-design and deliver activities and support community organisations with the resources to engage and manage volunteers.

ALEX CONNOR, Sector Development Manager (Education)
Alex is an experienced volunteer sector leader. She’s spent the last 5 years embedding volunteering into university programs, leading and coordinating social justice projects and community partnerships, and is currently the Sector Engagement Manager for Education at Communiteer. She is passionate about creating positive change, sustainability and social responsibility.

About Communiteer

Communiteer has a mission to connect, engage and mobilise volunteers to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Collaborating across education, community, business and government sectors, they leverage volunteering to enrich the student experience and to build a sustainable volunteering ecosystem. Their expertise includes the facilitation of volunteering programs and events, strategic support in the engagement of student volunteers, and the co-design and delivery of industry partnerships.

This session is run as part of the Carnegie Community Engagement Network offerings.

*Please note that this session is free.

Contact us
If you have any questions about the session or the Carnegie Community Engagement Network, please contact carnegie@engagementaustralia.org.au