Volunteering at RMIT

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop your practical job-ready skills and get more out of your university experience.

What is volunteering?

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.

Why volunteer?

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!

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Volunteering opportunities

Explore all the different ways to volunteer at RMIT and sign up to start your volunteering journey.

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Become a Student Representative to help shape the student experience at RMIT or partner with staff to contribute to academic program improvements.

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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.

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Get involved with RMIT University Student Union, meet people and develop essential professional and personal skills.

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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.

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.

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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.

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  • The Science Experience – STEM students can volunteer at this annual on-campus immersion program that brings over 100 Victorian high school students to RMIT City campus for three days of hands-on workshops and fun activities using the latest technologies
  • In2Science STEM Peer Mentoring – In2science places RMIT students studying in science, engineering and health into high schools as peer mentors
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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.