Eco Volunteer


Do you want to make real impact and create lasting change? Become an Eco Volunteer!

Eco Volunteers work with the UC Sustainability Office to increase, support, and promote campus sustainability.

Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, Eco Volunteer activities include:

  • assisting with sustainability events and communications projects
  • promoting and engaging with sustainability challenges on campus – such as waste management, transport, fair trade and more
  • working with UCSA clubs on their sustainability action plans
  • and more!

You’ll gain hands-on experience in some of our biggest sustainability challenges, teamwork and engagement skills, and be a part of a like-minded community.

Hours involved in the activity

For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below.

For this activity you can claim a maximum of one learning and development outcomes per year.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

A genuine enthusiasm and passion for sustainability and environmental issues is fundamental, but, subject knowledge is not required. However, the ability to follow through on instructions, take initiative, and suggest improvements is essential. 


Chloe Sutton
UC Sustainability Office
Facilities Management Building, Level 2


Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

  • Learning - You recognise that learning in a different cultural setting can be challenging and may require different or new approaches.


Note – In order to claim for Bicultural Confidence and Competence you must complete training. Contact us for more information. 

  • Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
  • Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
  • Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
  • Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
  • Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
  • Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
  • Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process.
  • Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • Leadership – You successfully organise and manage a team.
  • Learning – You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • Problem-solving – You resolve an issue with a customer, client or team member.
  • Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more successful.
  • Teamwork – You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • Communication – You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms.
  • Learning - You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
  • Planning & Organising - You create clear goals for each project.