Want to join the Buddy Program?
Supported by a group of Buddy Team Leaders, as a Buddy you will be responsible for providing students with a safe and supportive environment. You will get the opportunity to help the students by:
- Teaching them about the Australian culture
- Providing handy tips on how to navigate Sydney
- Facilitating opportunities for students to feel welcome at Macquarie University and connect with each other
You not only get to share your well gathered knowledge on Australia, but you will also be involved in meeting students at the airport, participating in formal and informal events, activities and trips on and off campus throughout the semester.
The Buddy Program is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. The time commitment that is required for the Buddy Program is 20 hours during the orientation and semester. This is made up of a series of compulsory events and extra participation events such as O-week stall and marketing opportunities.
As a Buddy, you will need to have the skills and to take the time to develop a positive relationship with the students to encourage open communication. This relationship should be thoughtful, non-judgemental, respectful and consistent with the core values of Campus Life.