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The Quad 'International Volunteer Connect' Project

Lismore Quadrangle

The program is open to first year international students to work alongside the Quad Placemaking officer as volunteer support for a series of community events.


Availability: Completed

Time required: 8 hours per week

Duration: 2 weeks

New South Wales

Requires face to face contact: Yes



Students (and staff) work as a team to help The Quad solve real world challenges using their cultural insights and skills.
Specific challenges include:
• Assisting with event management.
• Evaluate Quad events from an international student perspective.


• Volunteer support before and during Quad events between March and June.
• Feedback on Quad events from an international student perspective.

Needs to be addressed

• On ground logistical support for a wide range of regular community events being hosted in the Lismore Quadrangle.
• Advice on placemaking activities and how they are seen by international visitors.

Benefits to students

This project connects international students with the local community and a unique placemaking program during the student's first months in Australia.


Southern Cross University

• Students
• Staff supervisor/support.


• Guidance and support form the Quad Placemaking Officer.
• This project can be rolled over consecutively for any Quad event that is considered suitable.