Connect with your community

Volunteer and meet new friends

Our international student volunteering programs give you the chance to meet new friends while helping out in your local neighbourhood. Our volunteering activities include working at local festivals, helping people learn computer skills, and talking with elderly citizens.

Activities in Darebin

Our Melbourne Campus is part of the Darebin community; the Darebin Overseas Students Association (DOSA) gives you the chance to get involved in activities like the annual Festival of Light and Friendship, the Darebin Kite Festival, Carols by Candlelight, and the Civic Welcome for International Students. You’ll also be able to access the Ozone Lounge – an international student space at Northland Youth Centre on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

To get the latest information on DOSA activities, join the DOSA Facebook page or the Northland Youth Centre Facebook page.

Opportunities for female students

If you’re a female international student, we can sponsor you to gain leadership skills through the Victorian Immigrant Women’s Refugee Coalition.

To find out how to get involved, visit the VIWRC website.