Volunteer opportunities

Last updated: 20/05/2024

The Australiasian University Safety Association (AUSA) provides connection, education and support to professionals working in health, safety and wellbeing roles within Universities, TAFES and research institutions. 

AUSA is a volunteer-led organisation. All of our operations are managed and activities facilitated by our member volunteers. To ensure we can continue to support the vision and values of AUSA, we need a collection of keen and eager volunteers. 

We need you!

Volunteer Benefits 

You can benefit from volunteering in many ways, including:

  • Elevating your personal profile within the profession of health, safety and wellbeing (HSW) within Australasian Universities and allied industries
  • Meeting new people – extending your professional network and connecting with peers who also want to deliver positive impacts for our sector
  • Providing the opportunity to try different tasks or work that you may not get exposure to in your ordinary role – or – Expanding your professional skill set in a setting that you may not have the chance to experience otherwise.
  • Gaining valuable experience and developing new skills which could help you for your next role

Working alongside dedicated professionals who share a passion for creating secure and supportive environments for HSW professionals. If you possess leadership skills, and have a strong desire to make an impact, consider applying for a position on the AUSA Executive Committee.

Together, let's lead the way in championing safety excellence throughout the Australasian tertiary sector


Current Volunteer Opportunities - Voting to take place during 2024 AGM, Friday 21 June  

We are currently calling for nominations from enthusiastic AUSA members to join our Executive Committee in the following roles:

Joining our Executive team is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of decision-making and shaping the future of AUSA.


Leadership Roles - Voting to take place during 2024 AGM, Friday 21 June  

  • SIG lead for Facilities and Project Management
  • SIG lead for Health & Wellbeing
  • Chair of NSW Branch
  • Chair of QLD Branch
  • Chair of New Zealand Branch

Leadership roles are fundamental in the exchange of information across membership institutions and members. Networking and collaboration across our industry is at the heart of AUSA purpose and these roles ensure the continued provision of value to our AUSA members.


Support Roles:

Additionally, we are always on the lookout for members with energy and time to support our activities. In particular, people with skills or an interest in development in:

  • Communication / Social media

  • Website management

  • Event / conference planning

  • Sponsorship and member support (working with CRM software)

Support roles are fundamental in keeping AUSA active and provision of value to our members.


To nominate for these roles, please complete this form

For more information, please reach out to ausa.admin@gmail.com and we can provide you with details of Roles and Responsibilities.  


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