Choose from a range of programs and volunteer on or off campus, or even online.

Get involved, give some time, meet new people and build your networks, while acquiring the soft skills that employers value, such as:

  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • leadership and advocacy experience
  • mentoring techniques and teamwork.

Check out the ways you can volunteer at RMIT.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is unpaid work, where you share your skills and time to help others in the community. According to Volunteering Australia, volunteering is a form of civic participation which enriches the wellbeing of the overall community and the lives of the volunteers participating.

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.


How to volunteer at RMIT

Volunteer through ones of RMIT's programs and you can:

  • Develop skills, gain experience and get a reference.
  • Contribute to the university and/or society at large.
  • Build confidence, networks and make new friends.
  • Demonstrate commitment to your chosen field.
  • Explore new career paths.
  • Help people whose life is different to yours.

In some fields of work such as social work, youth work and counselling, participating in volunteer work may be a prerequisite to gaining employment. In others, such as environmental work, volunteering will demonstrate your commitment to the field.

Choose a volunteer program

Browse through your options below and find a way to get involved. 

Why should I volunteer?

Rights and responsibilities

As a volunteer you have the right to:

  • information about the group in which you want to volunteer
  • training and guidance
  • adequate support in your role
  • do meaningful work
  • volunteer in a safe and healthy environment
  • ask questions and receive timely answers.

As a volunteer, you also have responsibilities:

  • Be reliable and committed
  • Be available for and undertake appropriate training
  • Ask for support when you need it
  • Value and support other team members
  • Behave responsibly and ethically.