Volunteer at V4U Day

V4U Day is Victoria University's largest one-day volunteer event.

It's recognised as a great volunteering event, receiving:

The aim of V4U is to strengthen our relationship with our local community through giving back, as a sign of our appreciation for their support.

On Friday 13 October 2017, the VU community will come together to volunteer its time and skills to various projects.

Benefits of being a V4U volunteer

As a V4U volunteer you can:

  • connect with students from different campuses and backgrounds
  • earn volunteer hours towards your Lead2Change Program
  • enjoy a sense of achievement by giving back to the community
  • make yourself more marketable for future job prospects.

All volunteers will receive:

  • an exclusive 2017 V4U t-shirt
  • lunch and snacks all day
  • a participation certificate
  • an invitation to the after-event party celebration
  • the opportunity to give back, meet new people and make new friends.

Typical day for a V4U volunteer

Volunteers arrive on campus by 8am and are treated to free snacks, entertainment and a V4U-exclusive t-shirt.

After meeting all other volunteers at our official welcome, you'll be transported by minibus to your project, which will be located either in Footscray or in surrounding suburbs.

Once your volunteering project has finished, we'll pick you up from your location and drive you back to campus for refreshments.

Check out V4U Day photos on the Student Life Facebook page to get a glimpse of the eventful day.

Activities & tasks

Volunteers stay on site for five hours and complete a range of tasks which may include:

  • painting
  • gardening
  • cleaning
  • building
  • facilitating sports activities
  • mentoring
  • socialising.

Become a V4U volunteer

If you would like to volunteer at this event, email v4u@vu.edu.au.

Like VU Student Life on Facebook for updates about V4U 2017.

Clubs involvement

This year, clubs can have a group project on V4U Day. Contact us at v4u@vu.edu.au for more information.

Participating organisations

We work with a range of community organisations in the west of Melbourne, including:

  • aged care facilities
  • child care centres
  • community centres
  • environmental groups
  • neighbourhood houses
  • nursing and disability centres
  • primary schools and secondary colleges.

Benefits for organisations

Is your organisation in need of volunteers?

Victoria University students and staff members are available on Friday 13 October to perform deeds of good will and make a positive difference. Last year, over 350 volunteers participated and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

If you believe your organisation could benefit from participating in V4U 2017, please email v4u@vu.edu.au.

Don't forget, you provide the task and we’ll provide the tools and people to execute it!