Pay it Forward Week

The concept of pay-it-forward is simple. Doing something for kind, no matter how small, for someone else and not expecting anything else in return. This way we can create a cycle of generosity which leads to a more community minded and sustainable society.

We are super excited to announce that ActivateSocial, The Big Lift, and a slew of incredible societies across the UTS social space have come together to create #payitforwardweek!!!

#payitforwardweek is an entire week of community based events focused on the key theme of engaging in action for others and giving back to the community.

There’s something for everyone so come along, volunteer, learn, share, eat some french toast, and get involved! It’s amazing to see how big such a small concept can be. And it’s amazing to see how much you can gain, from giving back 🙂


‘Board Games & Beanies’ The Big LiftESAC UTS & Cause Corps
Monday 27th August 1-7pm
A chill afternoon helping not-for-profit organisations by knitting beanies for babies in Nepal, writing postcards for children in hospital in the UK. There’ll also be board games and tea available!

Food, Toys & Clothes Drive
Have an old book lying around? A bit of change to spare at the supermarket? Clothes that you’ve outgrown?

UTS Society of CommunicationsUTS Business Society & UTS Australian Red Cross Society will be collecting donations of these goods throughout the week to support organisations which will be announced.

‘Cases for a Cause’ – BusinessOne Consulting UTS
Wednesday 29th August 6-9pm
A student-led program that pays it forward by raising awareness for Mental Health in the workplace – all proceeds are donated to Beyond Blue from our Consulting Case Interview workshops.

‘Homebush School Volunteering’ The Big Lift
Wednesday 29th August 10-2pm
A service project at Homebush Primary School to help with work around the school grounds and engage with our local school communities.

Blood Drive with VSA at UTS

Mini Breakfast Bar with UTS Forensic Science Club
Friday 31st August 9-12pm

French Toast Brekkie with UTS Food Appreciation Society
Tuesday 28th August 10-12pm

UTS Business Society Sandwiches’
Wednesday 29th August 12-2pm
Help brighten the day of the local homeless community with us as we’ll be heading out at lunchtime to Belmore Park (and surrounds) to distribute sandwiches and spend time with those who are having a rough go.

‘Lentil as Anything Volunteering’ UTS Vegan Society
Friday 31st August & Saturday 1st September 5-8pm

Charity Dinner – ALL SOCIETIES!
Friday 31st August 6-11pm
A semi-formal event partnered with Two Good Co. to raise money for a community organisation and to celebrate a week of community minded events with like-minded people!

The Big Lift
UTS Vegan Society
UTS Society of Communications
UTS Australian Red Cross Society
Engineers Without Borders – UTS Chapter
UTS Forensic Science Club
UTS Business Society
UTS Food Appreciation Society
BusinessOne Consulting UTS