The Vollies program provides students with volunteering opportunities on campus and in the local community throughout the year. 

Join our Vollies program to:

  • make new friends
  • develop both personally and professionally
  • broaden your network
  • learn new skills
  • have a positive impact on VU and the broader community.

How to become a Vollie

Step 1: Complete the online registration form.

Step 2: Apply for your Working with Children Check (WWCC). (Read instructions on how to get the WWCC.)

Step 3: Attend a mandatory training session (you will receive an email from us with upcoming training session details).

Step 4: Select opportunities that interest you and start volunteering!

 VU Vollies 2020

Activities

Vollies help Student Life and other departments deliver amazing events throughout the year, including O-Fest (orientation), Multicultural Fest, and Clubs Fest.

Vollies can assist with a range of tasks, including:

  • welcoming event attendees 
  • promoting university activities
  • setting up and delivering events
  • leading campus tours
  • answering general queries
  • serving food
  • general event day duties.

Vollies also assist in the delivery of various events in the local community such as West Projections, One Night in Footscray and AFL Clinics.

Benefits

Through training and volunteering opportunities, you will: 

  • develop useful professional and interpersonal skills, such as problem solving, decision making and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively
  • expand your network by meeting students and staff from different campuses and organisations
  • have the opportunity to receive rewards and recognition for your work
  • use your Vollies hours to earn Leadership Points for the LEAD program
  • be able to include the Vollies program on your VU Extra transcript once you volunteer for more than 30 hours
  • volunteer at V4U Day, VU's award-winning community volunteering day. 

Looking for volunteers

If you are a VU staff member and would like to request Vollies for your activities, please follow the VU volunteer request process (internal).

If you are from an external organisation, please follow the VU volunteer request process (external)