Each year, Victoria University holds V4U Day, an award-winning event that allows the university’s students, alumni and staff to show appreciation to their community by volunteering their skills and time.
Today more than 400 Victoria University students and staff are volunteering at community projects across Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, and Moonee Valley in Melbourne’s West in the University’s annual Volunteer for You (V4U) Day.
The volunteers will fan out in teams to one of more than 30 projects where they will garden, paint, collect litter, make crafts or join in activities with community groups, the elderly, the disabled, and school children.
Now in its seventh year, V4U draws VU volunteers from all areas of study and all campuses, with the aim of building relationships between VU students, staff and academics, and the local community.
Student volunteers receive credit toward student leadership qualifications through the program, which has been nationally recognised for excellence by the Australian Association of Campus Activities.
Liz Mordaunt, V4U project manager said V4U is a chance for the entire university community, past and present, to be actively engaged and to help out the community of the west.
As dual-sector, world-class educator in Melbourne’s west, VU is proud to support its community and engage its students, past and present, in this important event.