International Student Volunteering

For organisations that rely on volunteers, international students bring commitment, a fresh perspective and valuable cultural and language skills.  Many organisations find that increasing the flexibility of their volunteer program, reducing time commitments, and using streamlined or online recruitment processes assist them to engage with international students.

Volunteering can help international students to make the most of living and studying in Victoria. Through volunteering, international students can:

  • develop new employment skills
  • make new friends and contacts
  • improve their English language skills
  • get to know Australia
  • get involved in the community and help others

Study Melbourne

Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative that provides support and information to international students to ensure they have the best possible experience while studying and living in Melbourne and Victoria.

Study Melbourne offers international students free and confidential support services, cultural experiences, social events and employability programs that enable them to thrive during their studies. The award-winning Study Melbourne Student Centre also provides international students with access to free support, events, connections and other opportunities throughout their study journey.

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