Have fun and feel rewarded by making a difference in your community by volunteering as part of your AUT Edge Award.
The benefits of volunteering can be far reaching for you and your community. Volunteering can help you find friends, contribute to your community, learn new skills and feel worthwhile. You can also make contacts that can lead to future work or give you an inside look at an industry of interest to you.
You choose who you want to volunteer for. The main criteria is that it is not paid work and that you're doing something that helps a person, business, charity, community organisation or the environment in some way. Half of your hours must be completed outside of AUT (25 hours). We encourage more, but you can't do less.
You log your hours as you go.
Volunteering ideas include:
The following links will take you to volunteer organisations that advertise for volunteers, but there are many, many other charities that will be happy to have volunteers. Don't be afraid to offer your help to a charity you believe in.