How You Can Volunteer

The Books Team is made up of volunteers that come from diversity of backgrounds, ages, and education. The main goal being the ability to raise money through Book Fairs, Pop Up Sales and Rare Book Auctions to allow students to get the education they need and deserve.


If you are a student, this is an opportunity to expand the skills and knowledge you are gaining by putting it into practice. If you are studying any of the following, please email the office (alumni@alumnifriendsuq.com):

Graphic Design


Web Design

Writing, Editing and Publishing

Stock Control and Distribution


Database Management



A student volunteer calculates a sale at the 2017 Book Fair.

General Public

Do you love books? Spend most of your time reading? Then why not volunteer for The Books Team where used books equal a new education for someone? If you have time to spare on a regular basis, we are looking for anyone who would like to contribute their expertise. Even one hour a week can make a huge difference. There are even jobs you can do from home.


Book volunteers tally up books ready for sale at one of our many pop-ups.

To make the 2020 UQ Alumni Book Fair successful, Alumni Friends needs the help of over 100 volunteer students/staff across the range of 13 x 3+ hour shifts.  If you would like more information about how to be involved, please contact Jane Atkins via email on j.atkins@uq.edu.au no later than 20 March, 2020. 

You can also contact us by post:

Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc.

St Lucia Campus

The University of Queensland QLD 4072

OR by email:  alumni@alumnifriendsuq.com