This week Australia celebrates National Volunteering Week, in recognition of the hours, expertise and energy contributed by volunteers. ANU pays tribute to our alumni and student volunteers - thank you for all you do.
ANU has a strong spirit of volunteering which has helped grow the strong connection we enjoy with our alumni. Our network of volunteers support ANU in Australia and internationally and in many ways - from advocacy and senior appointments on ANU Council and other governing boards, to mentoring, organising reunions and speaking at events including ANU conferrals.
Volunteering gives alumni the opportunity to develop their social and professional networks, support students and other alumni, give high-level advice and use a range of skills and talents. As an alumnus, there are many ways you can support ANU as a volunteer. From sharing your expertise with current students through mentoring, writing content for University publications including the Alumni News and ANU Reporter, talking with future ANU students, offering internships and speaking at or sponsoring events in Australia and internationally.
Contact us if you are interested in volunteering - please email the Alumni Relations team to express your interest with a copy of your CV.
Some of our recent volunteers share their experiences:
- "Volunteering for ANU has been an eye-opening and fulfilling experience for me thus far. The Alumni Relations team is always committed and motivated to deliver highly successful events and initiatives which engage ANU alumni within and beyond Australia. Seeing the number of alumni who have reconnected with our alma mater has given me a lot of satisfaction, and I certainly hope to continue volunteering with ANU in the years to come!"
Carys Chan, BComm (Hons) '13, Social Media Ambassador
- "I would recommend to others to volunteer with ANU Alumni Relations as it provides you with an amazing opportunity to engage with a diverse cross section of the ANU community, whilst also providing you with a unique volunteering experience helping others."
James Feltrin, Student