Mentors and Volunteers

We seek vibrant and enthusiastic student mentors, volunteers and ambassadors to support first-year students and inspire others to study science.

Student recruitment ambassador

Be involved in:

  • Open Day and science fairs
  • Student led tours
  • Social media

Student ambassador info pack 

Student mentor

Be involved in:

  • Orientation activities
  • Peer mentoring
  • Career and networking events

Apply to be a mentor

Research volunteer

Be involved in:

  • Assisting research groups
  • Volunteering in labs
  • Research promotion

Contact Tak Kee

Share your experience with others

The faculty Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide new students with the knowledge and skills to adapt to and succeed at university. 

We need students who are eager to share ‘insider’ information to help new students fit in and feel confident with their studies. Our program is an informal way for new students to meet people, engage in activities and receive ongoing peer support.

We also need ambassadors to excite prospective science students through event support, online engagement and student tours.

If you are research-minded, there are also opportunities to assist with exciting and innovative laboratory and field work.

Take this opportunity to make an important contribution. Help create a vibrant learning environment within the Faculty of Sciences today.

Student ambassador benefits

  • Develop career readiness skills including marketing, communications, administration, social media, customer service, research and critical thinking.
  • Gain transferable professional and personal skills that will develop your employability and enhance your resume.
  • Develop and expand your networks with fellow students and academics through involvement in the Faculty of Sciences community.
  • Use this experience to count towards their Adelaide Graduate Award.

Apply now

Applications for Peer Mentors are now OPEN!

Applications for Student Ambassadors are generally open annually between September and January. If you apply outside of this time, we will add you to a wait list and contact you when a position becomes available.

Apply to be a Peer Mentor  Apply to be a Student Ambassador


Need help?

The Sciences Service Hub at the faculty office is the place to go for most questions relating to your study.

Book an appointment Email us Call: 08 8313 5673


Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition