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 150 organisations in Melbourne’s west.

V4U Day has received:

  • a Highly Commended – Most Successful Event award at the 2018 Campus Link Awards
  • a 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 alumnus.

To volunteer for V4U Day, you need to be available 8am to 4pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

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:

  • exclusive V4U Day T-shirt and cap
  • lunch and snacks
  • a Certificate of Appreciation
  • an invitation to the after-event celebration.

What happens on a V4U Day

As a V4U Day volunteer, you will arrive at Footscray Park Campus by 8am, enjoy a free breakfast and entertainment, and collect your V4U Day T-shirt, cap and lunch pack.

After reporting to your project team leader and meeting other volunteers on your assigned project, you'll be transported by bus to your project.

You will complete a volunteering project with other volunteers. Once your project is completed, we'll pick you up from your location and drive you back to campus for the after-event celebration party.

Check out V4U Day photos on the Student Life Facebook page to get a glimpse of V4U Day 2018!

V4U Day projects

Volunteers stay on site for approximately four hours and complete a range of tasks for projects such as:

  • assisting with English classes
  • art and craft projects
  • gardening and other working bee tasks
  • facilitating sports/activity day
  • data entry or other administrative tasks
  • painting (general and/or decorative)
  • categorising, pricing and displaying donated goods
  • washing and cleaning.

Feedback survey to our volunteers shows that after volunteering for V4U Day:

  • 84% made a new friend on V4U Day
  • 74% felt more connected to the VU community
  • 70% felt more connected to the Melbourne community.

Project partners

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

To find out about how to register your project with us, read the V4U Day 2019 Project Partner Guide.

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

Contact the V4U Day team by email: v4u@vu.edu.au

Contact us

Contact the V4U Day team for more information about V4U Day 2019.

Emailv4u@vu.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9919 5738