International students and volunteering

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

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

Read stories from international students who have volunteered in Melbourne.

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.

Read stories from organisations that have successfully engaged international students as volunteers.

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