Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop your practical job-ready skills and get more out of your university experience.
Volunteering programs refer to those in which students freely give their time to complete student activities for the common good, and without financial or credit-bearing gain in various roles and positions for mutually beneficial outcomes.
Participating in a volunteer program or role can not only be personally fulfilling but can also help you meet new people and build essential skills that employers value – like communication, leadership and teamwork. Volunteer experience also looks great on your résumé!
Explore some of the volunteer programs RMIT has to offer and sign up to start your volunteering journey.
Become a Student Representative to help shape the student experience at RMIT or partner with staff to contribute to academic program improvements.
Becoming the president, secretary, treasurer, or director of a student club is a wonderful opportunity to gain hands on experience, create a valuable network and build your leadership skills before joining the work force.
The RMIT Kirrip Program helps students connect with each other, explore Melbourne and talk about the things that matter.
Kirrip Stewards lead Melbourne Experiences, organise events, give guidance to new students and help shape the RMIT student community.
Peer mentors help other students build their academic confidence via mentoring in specific courses whilst developing essential skills in communication and leadership.
If eligible for this volunteering program, you will receive an invitation to join.
The RMIT Student Mental Wellbeing Champions Program gives students the chance to co-create, co-design and co-deliver mental health promotion activities and programs that will have a positive impact on RMIT students.
Fill out the form below to register you interest in becoming a Student Mental Wellbeing Champion.
Get involved with RMIT University Student Union, meet people and develop essential professional and personal skills.
All RMIT volunteers must have a Working with Children Check and complete a short Volunteer Ready Induction. Follow the steps below to get started as a volunteer.
RMIT and RUSU hosted the 2022 'Thank You' party to acknowledge and celebrate over 100 student volunteers.
In line with RMIT’s Child Safe Framework, all volunteers are required to hold a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) before commencing volunteer activities at RMIT.
As WWCCs are mandatory in a range of employment settings, having successfully applied for a valid WWCC will also fulfil potential employers’ obligations, and starting with your free volunteer WWCC is a great way to do so.
Yes! Before beginning any volunteer activities, you'll be sent a Volunteer Ready Induction email which will contain everything you need to get started as a volunteer! Your training will involve completing a short LinkedIn Learning module (approx. 43 minutes) designed specifically for RMIT volunteers. All RMIT students have automatic access to LinkedIn Learning.
Many RMIT student volunteers participate in more than one volunteer program. Because of this, RMIT provides a standardised Volunteer Ready Induction, designed to prepare you for success during your time as a volunteer. The topics covered will develop your knowledge of communication, safety, inclusion, and student leadership, all of which are highly sought-after skills in the current job market.
The 43-minute induction is broken down into six easy to watch short videos, which you can listen to it at your convenience or while you are on the move.
Once you have completed your induction, you may be provided with additional training specific to your volunteer program(s).
All student volunteers who complete their Volunteer Ready Induction and volunteer activity will be eligible to receive an official RMIT certificate of recognition. You will also be able to recognise your new skills through the Future Edge Program and highlight your skills to potential employers via your resume and LinkedIn profiles.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.