& Volunteering

International students and 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.