Food and fun to thank student volunteers!

Food and fun to thank student volunteers!

RMIT and RUSU hosted the first ever ‘Thank You’ party to acknowledge and celebrate over 100 student volunteers.

The ‘Thank You’ party was held for our incredible student volunteers, to acknowledge their hard work and contribution they’ve made to the RMIT community.

Student volunteers from Kirrip, Peer Mentoring, Clubs, Open Day and more came along to The Queensberry Hotel for food, drink and fun to celebrate their success and network with their like-minded peers.  

We caught up with several students to learn more about why they volunteer and the benefits of sharing their time and skills with others.  

“What I like about the role is it allows you to network with a lot of people in life and you learn a lot,” said RUSU volunteer Elior. 

“I get to learn and understand what is going on, what students don’t like and when the student union needs to step in.”

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Volunteering is also an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and build applicable skills that can be used outside of university. 

“As a peer mentor at RMIT I’m able to practice my leaderships skills,” shared Abhi.

“My job is to help students cope with their studies. It’s a very complicated job at times, I must give advice to students that aligns with many academic integrity and plagiarism aspects."

"I take all of this into consideration to help students with the assignment.”  

Volunteering has created countless opportunities for students to build friendships and create support networks with their fellow peers.  

“It is such a great way to meet students and to make new friends. I have met all of my closest friends through volunteering and being a part of the student union,” said RMIT student Beth.

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Participating in a volunteer program or role can not only be personally fulfilling but can also help students meet new people and build essential skills that employers value – like communication, leadership and teamwork. 

Club president Dulan notes that volunteer experience also looks great on your résumé.

"Through being president and volunteering at RMIT, I have developed relationships with industry professionals and people that will be hiring me when I graduate,” said Dulan.  

If that is not a good enough reason to volunteer then I don’t know what is! 


Interested in volunteering?

If you're interested in volunteering, RMIT has a range of of different ways you can get involved including club leadership, peer mentoring, Kirrip and RUSU volunteering. Check out the different options by clicking below.

16 November 2022


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