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 is unpaid work, where you share your skills and time to help others in the community.

What’s in it for me?

Participating in a volunteer program or role can not only be personally fulfilling but can also help you meet new people and build soft skills that employers value – like communication, leadership and teamwork. Volunteer experience also looks great on your résumé!

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Ways to volunteer

RMIT has volunteer opportunities on campus, in the community and online.

Become a Kirrip Steward and help new students settle into Melbourne and RMIT, make friends and get the most out of uni.

Help new inbound and outbound students on their Global Experience journey! The Global Experience Ambassadors Program is open to current students who have returned from a Global Experience Program.

  • Peer mentoring – If you have achieved high grades in a course, you may be eligible to become a Peer Mentor and help other students undertaking the same course in the next semester or year 
  • In2Science STEM Peer Mentoring – In2science places RMIT students studying in science, engineering and health into high schools as peer mentors
  • 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. Apply now 
  • RMIT Regional STEM Road Show – Head out on the road for a week with a team of RMIT students to visit schools in rural Victoria. Deliver science shows and workshops by day and enjoy RMIT-funded meals by night. Roadshows runs midyear. Applications are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students who study within the College of Science, Engineering and Health, and have completed at least one year of study at RMIT. Apply now

For information on Student-Staff Consultative Committees and Academic Board, see Student representatives.

Online volunteering with RMIT connects students with online volunteering opportunities at organisations where you can use your skills to make a difference.

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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.