Employability Plus Award

EPA encourages you to get involved through exciting volunteer opportunities within your local community and at the University. It adds value to your CV and boosts your employability status.

Join the Employability Plus Award (EPA)! It is a great way to engage and connect with dozens of local non-profit organisations, adds value to your CV, and is a fun student community to belong to.

  • Enhance your student experience!
  • Boost your employability status!
  • Engage with like-minded people!

You will get recognition for community volunteering, supporting university events and attending workshops whilst you are studying. You will gain work-ready skills that will assist you in standing out to prospective employers.

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and gain valuable experience.

If you’ve come straight from high school to university and have limited work experience or you're changing careers, EPA demonstrates to potential employers that you are community-minded and have developed relevant skills.

Want to find out more?

Engage with likeminded people!

There are hundreds of EPA members so every time you join a community volunteering activity or help out at a uni event, you'll be meeting new and interesting people.

I volunteer because I am happy to help and relish each remarkable experience I get with volunteering. Buy experiences, not things. It is valuable to spend your time on helping others.
George Z. Liu, PhD Student


I volunteer because it’s a good way to spread positivity and be part of a good cause. As a bonus you get to meet many amazing people and learn a variety of useful skills!
Nishtha Singh, Master in Business and Management


I volunteer for the diverse and incredible life experiences and skills that I wouldn’t get if it wasn’t for volunteering! I’m glad for EPA in encouraging me to stay active and engaged with the community.
Hannah Axlan, Bachelor of Business in Strategic Management, Digital Business, Supply Chain Management

Keen to join?

To enrol please by filling in the Employability Plus Award Sign Up form.

Finding volunteer roles

EPA has partnered with dozens of local non-profits that you can volunteer with through the programme. We have also partnered with other organisations that will support your development and also provide unique experiences.

Search for volunteering and other opportunities, from employers who are advertising directly to NZ university students and graduates, via the NZUni Talent Job Board.