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NYSF Alumni Recommends- Volunteering - feature image, used as a supportive image and isn't important to understand article

Giving back to the STEM community, getting a feel for a possible career path, adding an edge to your resume, and getting valuable work experience are just some of the many reasons to start volunteering. Many of our alumni said it even opened doors and provided opportunities for growth within the organisation!

Approaching your local wildlife sanctuary, university lab of any field and STEM events are a great place to start. If you're looking for specific types of volunteering, we'd recommend Volunteering Australia or Seek Volunteering. 

Last week we asked the NYSF Alumni how they're volunteering and here are their answers:

  • Mount Alexander Animal and Welfare 
  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Robogals Robotics
  • Classifying shell species and plant samples at University of Western Australia's archaeology department
  • Helping establish a STEM club at my school
  • Edukits 
  • Local University Lab
  • Local vet clinic
  • Possum conservation and monitoring with an ecologist
  • Helped minimise plastic at my school
  • Aged care volunteering 
  • Young scientists of Australia
  • World Science Festival
  • In2Science
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Wildlife rehabilitation centre 
  • Feeding fish and cleaning fishtanks and University of Queensland Visual Ecology Lab