National Student Volunteer Week 2017

National student volunteers week banner

National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) aspires to challenge and celebrate students who are striving to make a change through volunteering.

NSVW encourages more meaningful and innovative student engagement. To help students realise not only how much of a difference they can make, but pivoting the way they volunteer, to be more creative and genuine in the way they can help and move others change the world for the better whilst improving their employability.

Join a range of different events to find out how you can volunteer and get involved.

Event details will be posted in semester two.

Time and date
14 –18 August

Job Shop
Building 10, Level 4, Room 70

Here are details of some events that took place during the week last year.

Through Volunteering I…

Throughout the week, the Job Shop will be home to a collaborative poster where you are invited to contribute words and/or images about your volunteer experiences.

Here's some prompts to get you thinking:

  • What skills have you gained through volunteering?
  • What was your most rewarding volunteer experience?
  • Why do you choose to volunteer?
  • Where would you like to volunteer in the future?

While you visit the JobShop during the week to find out information on careers resources and careers events, be sure to have your say on the National Student Volunteer Week poster.

Volunteering for GUSS students

At this event, you will hear from several organisations including Future Edge and The Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative, Chris Ziguras, Deputy Dean, International who will present on volunteering overseas/WIL abroad and RESULTS.

Volunteering is a great way to make contacts within an industry and to learn new skills. It also provides you with an opportunity to undertake co-curricular activities and to improve your employability.

You will hear about their organisation and what it means to volunteer with them. This event may also give you a chance to think about possible work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities with these organisations.

LEAD Volunteering Drop-In

Find out more about volunteering opportunities on campus from student volunteers themselves. They will be able to answer any questions you may have relating to volunteering and will be able to tell you all about how volunteering has led to improved employability skills and employment.

RMIT LEAD has over 40 programs you can get involved in, from academic mentoring, to student ambassadors and volunteering on a student association executive committee. Volunteering experience is highly valued by employers and can often be the deciding factor between two eligible applicants.

Drop by the Job Shop at this time to find out more about volunteering from a student volunteer with LEAD.

Engineers Without Borders – Volunteering

Find out how you can make a global difference to communities and the environment and gain invaluable experience while doing so.

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a member-based, community organisation that creates social value through engineering. EWB will visit RMIT to talk to students about their amazing volunteering opportunities, such as working with developing communities in Timor Leste, Cambodia and Vietnam, assisting them to gain access to the knowledge, resources and appropriate technologies they need to improve their livelihoods.

AISEC in RMIT volunteering Drop-In

Find out about how to volunteer internationally and locally through AIESEC RMIT. Volunteering experience is highly valued amongst employers and can often be the deciding factor between two eligible applicants.

'Change the world by changing yourself' - Volunteer abroad to challenge yourself to do something outside your comfort zone!

AIESEC is a global youth organisation developing the next generation of future leaders by providing challenging experiences either volunteering or interning abroad.

For information about AISEC programs visit the Job Shop at this time to speak to AIESEC representatives about how to get involved.

Corporate social responsibility and volunteering

Come and hear from ANZ, Ericsson and Telstra about their corporate social responsibility programs, how they operate and what benefits are gained by all.

Corporate social responsibility and volunteering in big business is extremely important. Not only are there vast benefits to the environment and society but there are also huge benefits for the organisations involved.

Volunteer overseas with RMIT Global Mobility

RMIT Global Mobility will present to you about fantastic overseas volunteer programs on offer. These are extra-curricular programs, with the opportunity to do some for credit. Come and hear details and how to be part of:

  • Group Internship and Immersion program in Indonesia
  • Engineering Internships in Indonesia
  • Thailand Community Development Internship
  • Volunteering in India

Also presenting – students who have completed overseas volunteer programs with RMIT Global Mobility. Come and hear firsthand about their experiences.

Future Edge induction session

This session is a component of the Future Edge employability program. Please come to find out more about this University-wide program which is designed to enhance your key employability skills while you study, and gain a unique edge. You will learn how to showcase your skills and experience to employers while working on professional communication, teamwork and leadership.

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