International education has been Victoria’s largest services export industry for over a decade – in 2017, Victoria will host over 210,000 international students from 160 different countries.
To enhance the experience of these students, Study Melbourne and Volunteering Victoria created Study Melbourne Live Volunteers.
Through this pilot project, we will explore how volunteering can enable students to make new friends and build social and professional networks, while developing workplace skills like flexibility, team work and leadership.
Study Melbourne Live Volunteers will help students to prepare to volunteer and connect them with over 200 volunteer opportunities in organisations across Victoria.
We will support organisations to welcome international student volunteers, and work with educational institutions to help their students make the most from their volunteering experience.
Study Melbourne Live Volunteers is part of Study Melbourne LIVE, a program of events, initiatives and activities to help international students to get even more out of their time in Melbourne, Victoria.