Category Archives: Helping the community

Amazing people doing great things locally, nationally and internationally and opportunities for students to volunteer and get involved with community projects.

Volunteering Opportunities with Children’s University

Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University is looking for volunteers to help with our Campus Experience Days on 28 and 29 June which will see over 600 tamariki come onto Campus and engage in a range of fun activities at UC. Volunteers will guide tamariki around campus and support them with a range of fun activities at UC.

Children’s University encourages 7 to 14 year olds to engage in exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the classroom. The aim of the programme is to support young people’s aspirations for higher education and encourage lifelong learning. This short video provides an overview of the programme –

Volunteers play an important part in helping us deliver the programme and we have a range of roles available for students to support us.

If you can help, please register using this online form or email us directly on

Please note we may undertake a reference check to ensure suitability to work with children.

What’s UC’s impact in Ōtautahi Christchurch?

Did you know that the UC Student Volunteer Army carried out 9340 hours of volunteering in 2021 alone – equivalent to $220,891 of service gifted to the local community?

It’s just one of the things that makes UC so special, which has been captured in a new report commissioned for UC’s 150th year.

We’ve created a short, visual snapshot of the report to give you the highlights. You can read more about the report here.

Here are a few more facts: did you know?

  • A flagship community-focused initiative to mark the University’s sesquicentenary, Te Kakau a Maūi Scholarships will fund undergraduate degree tuition for 300 students from lower-decile South Island schools, reflecting the our founding principles of accessible education.
  • UC will be carbon neutral by 2030 and has plans underway to improve sustainability on campus through increasing biodiversity, reducing waste, promoting cycling and other initiatives.
  • UC is also a cultural influencer with 12,000 people attending more than 300 public events at UC Arts in the city since opening in 2017, while the University’s Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities attracted more than 60,000 visits in the same period.

There’s plenty more to be proud of here at UC – you can check out the report here.