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HELPS U:Connect Volunteer Programs

At HELPS, we are very proud of our volunteer support from UTS students, staff, alumni and community.

Information on our volunteer programs can be found here: PDF iconHELPS UConnect Volunteer Programs.pdf.


Meet with one or more international students weekly to help them build their confidence through conversation.

‘I learned a lot through sharing the experiences.... different cultural beliefs but also my own skills with communicating with international students’

Please complete the HELPS Volunteer application form to be emailed more information. To access the form you must be signed into your UTS account via Google.

For more information about the program, see the Buddy Program Brochure: PDF iconBuddy Program Brochure.pdf.

For more information about being a volunteer buddy, view these documents: Volunteer Guidelines (VND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT, 952.25kB, Buddy Program FAQ 2017 (VND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT, 946.03kB.

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Peer Advisors

Help students who come to ask us advice on how to improve their assignments.

Share your ideas on how you research, plan and draft assignments.

‘I think the students would have gained some insight into my experiences and understand that I am just a student like them.’

‘Incredible opportunity to assist peers and develop assignment skills. I believe this also improved my facilitation skills.’

Interested? Sign up at this Google form.

Conversation Leaders

Facilitate casual conversation with groups of international students to help them build their confidence, meet friends and improve their skills.

‘It’s very enjoyable watching students improve and become more confident.  It’s also a great way to learn more about a very wide variety of different cultures and languages.’

Interested? Sign up at this Google form.

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