V4U Day is Victoria University’s largest community volunteering event, held over a full day every year.

The event takes place in Semester 2, and involves students, alumni and staff members taking part in volunteering activities across the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Since V4U Day began in 2011, we have partnered with more than 70 unique organisations in Melbourne’s west.

V4U Day has received:

  • Winner - Most Successful Event award at the 2020 CampusLink Awards
  • Highly Commended – Most Successful Event award at the 2018 CampusLink Awards
  • citation for Excellence in Service at the 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Awards
  • Best Event award in 2012 by the Australian Association of Campus Activities.

To register to be a V4U Day volunteer, you need to be one of the following:

  • a current VU student
  • a VU staff member
  • a VU alumni.

Registrations have closed for V4U Day 2022

Benefits of being a V4U Day volunteer

As a V4U Day volunteer you can:

  • connect with students from different campuses and backgrounds
  • earn volunteering hours towards your LEAD Program
  • enjoy a sense of achievement by giving back to the community
  • learn new skills
  • have fun
  • add volunteering to your resume.

On V4U Day, all volunteers will also receive:

  • an exclusive V4U Day T-shirt
  • tools and equipment needed to complete your project (if applicable)
  • a Certificate of Appreciation
  • an invitation to the after-event celebration.

Feedback from our volunteers shows that after volunteering for V4U Day:

  • 82% had made new friends
  • 92% felt more connected to VU
  • 92% felt more connected to the local community.

What happens on a V4U Day?

V4U Day in 2021 made substantial efforts to connect the community online. This year, we are delighted to bring V4U Day back into face-to-face.

As a V4U Day volunteer, you will arrive at Footscray Park Campus at 8.30am, enjoy a free breakfast and entertainment, and collect your V4U Day T-shirt, bucket hat and lunch pack.

After reporting to your project team leader and meeting other volunteers on your assigned project team, you'll be transported by bus to your community project location in Melbourne's west.

Community projects in Melbourne's west

Your team will complete a volunteering project with one of our partnered community organisation (approximately 4 hours duration including breaks). There is a wide range of projects for you to choose from, ranging from revitalising a garden, re-painting an old shed, fixing bikes to sharing stories, wrapping gifts or writing Christmas cards.

Project list

Once your project is completed, we will pick you up from your location and drive you back to campus for the after-event celebration with the other project teams.

Check out V4U Day photos on the Student Life Facebook page to get a glimpse of V4U Day 2019 and the online V4U Day 2020.

Bicycle maintenance by V4U Day vollies.
V4U Day is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people.

Project partners

Do you have a community project that you would like us to assist you with?

Read the V4U Day Partner Guide to get some ideas.

If you need help planning or developing your project, feel free to contact us and we are happy to provide ideas, suggestions and assistance.

V4U Day is a fun way to get outside.

Contact us

Contact the V4U Day team for more information.

Phone: +61 3 9919 5084
Email[email protected]