Engage Newcastle - Our Community, Your University


Engage Newcastle Community Blog comment and guest post guidelines 2013

The Community Engagement office has, as its core values, Authenticity, Trust, Transparency, Integrity, Collaboration, and Accessibility. These values also underpin all we do on this blog, including the conversations we host here. Our Comment and Contributor Guidelines are prepared with these in mind.

UoN Student Volunteering Guide

If you’re a UoN student and are interested in volunteering, this handy guide will tell you all you need to know.

Do Something – The National Calendar

Want to know what community events are happening near you? Or anywhere in Australia? Perhaps you have an event of your own to add. Visit the Do Something National Calendar – a unique guide to community events around the country where you can register and upload your own community event.

Build a Nest

This article from The Huffington Post (January 24, 2013) talks about micro-loan organisation, Nest – “A non profit organization devoted to maintaining traditions of craft and the livelihood of artisans worldwide.” Nest also has a neat Tumblr blog with some beautiful images from some of their projects.

Red Elephant Projects

Red Elephant Projects is a social enterprise with a vision of a culturally integrated and vibrant community – led by sustainable sport, music and arts initiatives.

Working with multicultural and Indigenous community segments, Red Elephant Projects niches is sport, music and arts – key tools of engagement. Our focus is often in youth participation initiatives.

The Power of Volunteering

In this video, The Power of Volunteering, real volunteers from the San Francisco Bay Area give advice on how to overcome barriers to volunteering and finding the right volunteer experience for you.

Antipodeans Abroad

“Antipodeans Abroad is an independent family-owned Australian company that has been creating unique student travel experiences for over 20 years. Whether you’re at school, taking a gap year or studying at university, our range of educational travel programs will take you to the heart of the local people and their culture making your travel experience rewarding and inspiring.”

Students looking for a unique travel and volunteering experience in the uni holidays can view opportunities through UniBreak Program. UniBreak is a unique International Volunteering opportunity for tertiary age students with a focus on educationa and health placements. These sustainable Volunteer Work Porjects not only benefit the community, but also provide an educational and rewarding experience

Do Something Near You

Launched in 2011, Do Something Near You is an online community directory and volunteer portal. Its aim is to make it easier for people to locate and volunteer with community groups and services within their local area. Visit Engage Newcastle for more information.


Welcome to Australia

From the Welcome to Australia website: “Welcome to Australia exists to engage everyday Australians in the task of cultivating a culture of welcome in our nation. The Australia we love is known for its diversity, compassion, generosity and commitment to giving all people a fair go. We’d like to find many different ways that individuals, families, businesses and other organisations can work together to continue to develop these values in our communities, work places, schools and institutions.”

This site also contains easy volunteering steps, plus Enhance Australia, an International student mentoring program.


The University of Newcastle Code of Conduct

As members of the University community, we are committed to the values of honesty, fairness, trust, accountability and respect.

At all times we will behave in a way that upholds these values both as individuals and as representatives of the University.

The code should be read in conjunction with the rules, policies, procedures and guidelines located in the University Policy Library: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy


Volunteering Enquiry: UoN Students

If you are a University of Newcastle student, fill in and submit this form to find out more about volunteering.

Volunteering Enquiry: Students

Volunteering Enquiry: Students

If you are a University of Newcastle Student, fill in and submit this form to find out more about volunteering.

Please wait...
Background Image