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, HELPS UConnect Volunteer Programs.pdf.
Meet with one or more international students weekly to help them build their confidence through conversation.
Helping overseas students in their transition to a new country can be an extremely rewarding experience. Whether you're looking to re-connect with your cultural background or practise another language, the UTS HELPS Buddy Program is home to many life-long friendships and learning experiences. Meet with an overseas student for one hour, six times across a session.
See the HELPS Buddies page for more information.
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. The next training may not take place until end of Autumn 2018
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. The next training may not take place until end of Autumn 2018.
Engage with students from across the globe; learn about their cultures, engage in language exchange, and deepen your understanding of diversity in Australia.
TalkFest is a free, fun-filled event that connects international students with local volunteers to promote cultural exchange. Learn more about TalkFest here.
Interested? Sign up at this Google form.