The University of Sydney Union runs a number of festivals and events throughout the year and volunteers play a very important role in their success. This volunteer program is aimed specifically at social students wanting the full university experience and looking to be involved with the behind the scenes organization of small and large scale events and festivals such as OWeek, International and Verge Festival.

Volunteers are needed to help run games, food stalls, competitions, and to help create a fun atmosphere for all students to enjoy. Additionally ‘Events & Festivals’ volunteers receive free access to many of the USU’s organized student parties, Manning Bar and Hermann's live music events.

Date Event & Festival Time Description
Tuesday 29th Aug
Wednesday 30th Aug
Thursday 31st Aug
 
International Festival All Day
 
A celebration of student cultural diversity and to share in the many experiences from all around the world. Students can look forward to tasting new foods from different countries and participating in the many diverse cultural activities during the 3 day festival on campus. 
Monday 9th Oct
Tuesday 10th Oct
Wednesday 11th Oct
Thursday 12th Oct
Friday 13th Oct
Verge Festival All Day
 
Verge Festival is the USU’s annual festival of creativity, culture and technology. Students can look forward to beautiful and interactive displays, events and exhibitions around campus.
Tuesday 10th Oct Creative Awards Evening The USU Creative Awards gives student artists a chance to showcase and publish their work to peers, industry professionals and the local community. The evening will be a jam packed event filled with talent and $10,000 worth of prizes.
Friday 13th Oct Glitter Gala Ball Evening A Gala event celebrating the LGBTIQ+ community on campus. An all-inclusive event for everyone to have fun and celebrate
Friday 13th Oct End of Semester Party Evening End of semester is upon us, time to relax and look back upon another successful year studying at USYD
Thursday 19th Oct USYD Publications: Soccer Tournament All Day
 
A friendly soccer tournament between all the USYD publications on campus.
28th February 2018
1st March 2018
2nd March 2018
OWeek 2018 All Day
 
OWeek is the University of Sydney Union’s largest annual festival running at the start of every year to introduce students back to university. Over 250+ clubs and societies are looking for new members and it’s a great opportunity to meet new friends.