Volunteer student experience at Open Day 2022

Volunteer student experience at Open Day 2022

It’s been two years since RMIT has had the opportunity to host an in-person Open Day, and the campuses were buzzing with excited visitors and student volunteers across two weekends in August. 

Staff and student volunteers were on the ground across Bundoora, Brunswick and City campuses over two weekends in August to make visitors feel right at home as they got to explore the campus, meet their future teachers, ask questions and make friends. Volunteers were also on hand to dish all the tips and tricks to being an RMIT student!  

We caught up with some student volunteers to find out how they helped out and their favourite part of day.

Student Glynn Egger “[I’m here because] I thought it would be interesting to see what I was doing when I first came here for open day, and I didn’t know much about RMIT. I wish somebody else could have shown me around and be understanding and helped with some of the enquiries I had.  
“I relate to their experience. There is so much that you have to sort out. For example, with me it scholarships, accommodation, figuring out what I wanted to do, VTAC. So I’m very sympathetic to everything being new, and I’ve been trying my best to make things a bit smoother for them. 

“That’s the best thing really being able to sell the experience, because as I said before there is so much to do, and if you’re able to let them know just how much is waiting, after they finish with all of that effort, it helps give them that enthusiasm to keep doing those forms, getting those references if they’re after a scholarship, and I find that fulfilling.”  

Students Glynn Egger and Sakshi Nair RMIT Student volunteers Sakshi Nair and Glynn Egger

Student Sakshi Nair “Breaking the ice and initiating a conversation is something I really struggle with, and I think volunteering is a good way for me to make that change, develop my conversation skills. 

“Today we’ve helped people to direct them into the area or field of the buildings that they want to go into. We ask them where they want to go and what they’re interested in.”


Student Victor Ch’ng “[It’s been] nice helping out and meeting new people and other students!”


Student Mo Wang "In a supportive team, I made new friends with another student and was helped by the nice building manager on Bundoora campus. As an international student who has been in Australia for less than six months (due to the pandemic), this experience has made me feel a sense of belonging and connection to RMIT and to Melbourne.

I greeted everyone and did my best to help them, which made me feel that I could contribute even if I was not that confident in my English and was an introvert. The experience made me feel a bit more confident and I am very grateful for that!"


This year’s Open Day was a huge success, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of RMIT’s staff and student volunteers! 


Volunteering at RMIT 

Keen to find out more about volunteering? There are loads of great volunteering opportunities held throughout the year for students to get involved in. It’s a great way to meet new people, develop your practical job-ready skills and get more out of your university experience. Check out the link below to find volunteering opportunities.

17 August 2022


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