Volunteer at V4U Day

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

This year’s V4U Day will take place on Friday 25 October 2024.

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 80 unique organisations in Melbourne’s west.

V4U Day has received:

  • Award of Distinction – Most Successful Event award at the 2023 Student Experience Network Awards
  • 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.


As a V4U Day volunteer you can:

  • connect with other students
  • earn volunteering hours towards your LEAD Program
  • give back to the community
  • learn new skills and have fun
  • add volunteering to your resume.

What happens on a V4U Day?

As a V4U Day volunteer, you will arrive at Footscray Park Campus in the morning, enjoy a free light 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.

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 2023.

Project partners

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

V4U Day is dedicated to giving back to the local community while also providing an opportunity for students to learn practical skills. We can assist you with a project that you have been planning, but need extra resources to complete.

We will recruit volunteers, provide them with a V4U Day 2023 T-shirt, hat and lunch and transport them to and from your project. They will spend approximately 4 hours volunteering to complete your project.

V4U Day is a free community volunteering event. Victoria University covers the volunteers' expenses including their V4U Day T-shirt and hat, lunch pack and transportation. We can also supply tools and equipment to complete your project.

The V4U Day 2024 Project Partner Guide, which includes more information about how to get involved in V4U Day 2024, will be published once it is available.