Shape your future NSW

Students, you can Shape Your Future through volunteering.

Shape your future logo with link to facebook page

Volunteering is a fabulous way to get involved in your community and meet new people.

Volunteering can also help you work out what’s the right career for you, and it’s a great achievement to include in your resume.

For more information and to promote volunteering at your school, please download the Shape Your Future poster and flier.

Record volunteer hours on up2now

High school students can record their volunteering hours on the NSW Education Standards Authority  up2now website.

Schools must register with up2now to enable students to log in and record their achievements. Please check with your careers adviser if your school is registered.

For more information about up2now, please email

Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program

Students who log their volunteering through up2now may be eligible for a certificate under the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program at the end of the school year.

You can be nominated for a certificate in the following categories:

  • students up to Year 9 – a minimum of 3 months regular volunteering and 13 hours in one year
  • students in Year 10 – a minimum of 6 months regular volunteering and 26 hours in one year
  • students in Years 11 and 12 – a minimum of 12 months regular volunteering and 52 hours in one year.

For more information about the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program please email