Information for Guild Volunteering's 2016 Program Directors' Course

About Guild Volunteering

Guild Volunteering build a culture of Volunteering and Community engagement at the University of Western Australia. Students are able to discover or develop volunteering opportunities on campus and in the local community. Guild Volunteering establish sustainable relationships with community organisations to connect and navigate students to suitable and meaningful opportunities.

About the 2016 Program Directors' Course

Guild Volunteering’s Program Director’s Course will give you the skills you need to lead your own volunteer program! You’ll partner with a local Community Organisation to develop a program or take over an existing program that involves UWA student volunteers.

The Program Directors Course is Guild Volunteering’s most distinguished leadership opportunity. You’ll develop skills in non-for-profit leadership, volunteer management and coordination, communication, promotion and much more. You will strengthen your network and make real change in the community. The Program Directors Course is a full-year program with a two-day intensive component. As a Program Directors you’ll work with a Community Organisation to develop a volunteer program that will launch towards the beginning of Semester One 2016.

As a Program Director, you’ll have the ongoing support of Guild Volunteering. We will assist the creation of a successful program that promotes social good. Throughout the semester you will be invited to meet with leaders from the not-for-profit sector and attend personal development workshops. You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in leadership positions at Guild Volunteering’s key events and have access to Guild Volunteering’s resources to run campaigns and initiatives.

How does the 2016 Program Directors' Course differ from the 2015 Internship Program?

The Program Directors Course is fully articulated program for students where new and existing Program Directors are able to develop their skills through peer-to-peer learning and mentoring. Guild Volunteering pair with Volunteering WA to offer fundamental training principles to guide and Program Directors through their responsibilities. The course includes opportunities for networking and shared experiences to establish a community of learning.

The 2016 Program Directors Course aims to continue and improve existing programs by focussing on sustaining and maintaining stability of programs within the community organisations. Alternatively UWA students have to ability to build their own program.


The Program Directors Course launches with a two-day intensive training program on Saturday 20th of February and Sunday 21st of February.

Saturday 20th February | 10am – 4pm

On the first day we’ll explore what it means to be a leader in not-for-profit sector. We will look at the theory of change and hear some real life examples from students who have delivered successful programs. We’ll round out the day exploring your personal passions, motivators and the impact that student driven programs can have on the community.

Sunday 21st February | 10am – 4pm

On the second day, we’ll shift our focus towards how to practically turn what we want to accomplish in the world in to a real program. This will involve learning about relationship management, creating campaigns, retaining volunteers, and transcript recognition.

Application Details

All roles can be found on the Guild Volunteering website under ‘Volunteer’ and ‘Guild Volunteering’. Application closing date is the Wednesday 20th January 2016. Interviews for the positions will commence Thursday 21st January and you will be notified on the outcome on Wednesday 27th January. Interviews may be in person or over the phone as we understand it is in the middle of Summer Break and students may not be able to attend a face-to-face interview.

For more information please email enquiries to or visit Guild Volunteering. To apply, email the completed application form to by 20th January 2016.