14 Aug 2012
- Written by VolunteeringQld
On 8 August 2012 the University of Queensland (UQ) held its fourth annual UQ Volunteer Expo.
The expo is designed to give UQ students insights into the benefits of volunteering and help them connect with nonprofits offering volunteering opportunities. Volunteering helps students to build up resumes, make a difference in their local community, gain valuable work skills, expand networks and provides career pathways.
The day was a great success with 62 nonprofits including the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Oxfam, Boys Town and Assistance Dogs Australia on hand to offer volunteering information and advice. And thousands of students came along to learn about the positive difference volunteering could make to their lives.
The most inspiring part of the UQ Volunteer Expo was the enthusiasm and eagerness of the students, with many signing up to the Volunteering Qld mailing list to learn more about volunteering.
Prior to the expo Volunteering Qld ran a training session for participating nonprofits around engaging with student volunteers. Please read our Young People as Volunteers report for ideas, strategies, tools and examples in this area.