Become an Orientation volunteer or a peer mentor in 2023

Are you keen to meet new students, gain employability skills and improve your resume? We're looking for enthusiastic Orientation and Fed Fest volunteers to assist with Semester 1 events and activities at our Berwick, Gippsland and Mt Helen campuses. We’re also recruiting paid peer mentors to work with groups of students in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Not sure which role is for you? Volunteering is an easy way to get some workplace experience without making a big time commitment. It’s fun and stress free, and anyone can do it! Peer mentoring is perfect for someone who is outgoing and organised, and able to work independently.

Orientation and Fed Fest volunteers

What does the role involve?

Volunteers may be required to:

  • set up information stalls and displays
  • assist with games and activities
  • welcome new students
  • provide information to students
  • hand out merchandise and food
  • help students register for sport, competitions and events.
When do you need to be available?

Orientation runs from Friday 17 to Friday 24 February. Fed Fest is held during the first week of semester – Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March. You don't have to be available on all of these days – any help would be appreciated!

Volunteers are also encouraged to get involved in other campus events during the year.

What are the benefits?

Volunteers will receive a merchandise pack and have their efforts recognised through Federation Advantage. And, of course, volunteer work is a great way to boost your resume!

Registration closes on Friday 20 January.

Register to become an Orientation volunteer

Peer mentors

What does the role involve?

Each peer mentor is allocated a group of about 50 new students from their institute and campus. Mentors are required to:

  • participate in training (approx. 4 hours)
  • meet their group online and on campus (approx. 2 hours per week) to answer questions and help students gain a sense of connection
  • assist with Orientation activities
  • complete administrative tasks
  • meet with the LASS team.

Peer mentors are paid $33.13 per hour.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

When do you need to be available?

Peer mentors must be available to work 2–8 hours per week (depending on requirements) from 6 February to 31 March for Semester 1 and from 2 July to 18 August for Semester 2.

What are the benefits?

Being a peer mentor gives you the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills – and it’s a great addition to any resume.

Applications close Sunday 15 January.

Apply to become a peer mentor