Student Volunteers

AVA Student Member Volunteers

How would you like to meet your future mentor or employer? Join us as a student volunteer at the 2023 AVA Annual Veterinary Conference, 28 May – 2 June 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Centre and get an opportunity engage with your future peers in a fun and engaging learning atmosphere.

We have ten opportunities available with first preference given to our AVA Student Group Committee Representatives from:

    • Faculty of Veterinary Science – University of Queensland
    • Faculty of Veterinary Science – University of Melbourne
    • Faculty of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences – Murdoch University
    • School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences – Charles Sturt University
    • Faculty of Veterinary Science – University of Sydney
    • Faculty of Veterinary Science – University of Adelaide
    • Faculty of Veterinary Science – James Cook University

Extra volunteer opportunity will be recruited from AVA student members.

About the conference

The AVA Annual Conference is one of the largest veterinary conference and exhibition in Australia covering all fields of veterinary science and is expected to attract over 800 veterinarians, nurses, practice managers and practice owners. There are seven concurrent lecture streams with over 150 hours of sessions to expand you clinical, personal and business skills with a stellar line-up of international and local speakers, social program, workshops and field trips. This conference is a unique opportunity for you to converse and gain knowledge from veterinarians from all around Australia, meet other students and new graduates as well as gaining an insight into the profession. For more information please visit:

Your role as a volunteer

The main role of student volunteers will be to assist in the session rooms including scanning delegates name badges on entry, assisting with speaker requirements and other general assistance as required.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with other AVA Members, hear talks from some of the best speakers in Australia and abroad, gain valuable contacts and get your foot in the door with future colleagues and employers.

Student volunteer inclusions and activities for the week

To see a complete list of inclusions, volunteer requirements and activities you will be required to take part in, please view below the relevant ‘student volunteer inclusions document’.

How to apply

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please complete the Student Volunteer Application Form by COB Wednesday 19 April 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact the AVA Events Team Student Coordinator Victoria Wood; or call 02 9431 5056.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19 April 2023. Applications will not be accepted after
this date, no exceptions will be made.

Successful applicants will be notified via email no later than Friday 28 April 2023.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Friday 28 April 2023.