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 either in Footscray or a surrounding suburb.
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:
- facilitating sports activities
Snapshot of V4U Day 2018
V4U Day in 2018 was huge – over 300 volunteers took part in dozens of projects across Melbourne’s west. Volunteers helped with gardening, painting, cleaning, making crafts, and joining in activities with community groups, the elderly, those living with a disability, and school children.
Host organisations in 2018 included AMES Australia, Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Baptcare, Salvation Army, Scouts Victoria, and Rotary clubs.
Our volunteers felt like they were part of our community:
- 94% felt more connected to the VU community
- 90% felt more connected to the Melbourne community.