Volunteering through the University of Melbourne
Time, talent or treasure to spare? A little can go a long way.
As an alumnus, you are a tangible representation of how university study opens minds and doors. No doubt various people have made a big impact on your life and helped you get where you are today. Now, with the support of the University’s programs, you can have an impact on others’ lives by helping them maximise their skills, knowledge and experience and make the most of the opportunities that a University of Melbourne education presents.
Whether you choose to give back with your time, talent or treasure, you are benefitting the whole community. You can contribute at any stage of your life or career, whether in Melbourne or beyond.
Below is a list of programs and avenues through which you can get involved and do something for the University of Melbourne community.
Welcome to Melbourne
The Alumni Welcome to Melbourne program aims to make the transition to Melbourne a little smoother for international AusAid students by pairing them with an alumnus host for a home-cooked meal. The Welcome to Melbourne program is an opportunity to share your knowledge of Melbourne and the University with a newly arrived student.
Kickstart Your Career programs are a series of seminars that focus on career management and job seeking, tailored specifically to the needs of University of Melbourne students from a particular faculty. Alumni are invited to contribute as guest speakers.
Contact Careers & Employment for more information.
Local, international and faculty-based alumni associations offer many opportunities for volunteering and leadership, as well as making new friends and business connections. Most alumni associations are set up and managed by alumni from a particular region, academic discipline or interest group. The university provides ongoing support and advice for this important volunteer activity.
Register your interest via email.
University of Melbourne Alumni Council
Following the formal election in August 2011, the inaugural Alumni Council will be established to better represent the interests of alumni in university affairs.
For the University
Friends of the Ballieu Library
This group supports the Baillieu Library's commitment to knowledge by helping it acquire rare and important books that would otherwise be beyond its means. Benefits of membership include invitations to special events and discounts at the Library and Bookshop. Contact Leanne McCredden for more information.
Friends of Burnley Gardens
The Friends provide support for and promote awareness of the historic Burnley Gardens. They meet monthly with guest speakers talking on topics related to the Gardens or to horticulture. Contact the Burnley Campus for more information.
Time, talent or treasure
Please take the time to read the University Volunteer Policy, which has been developed to ensure that volunteers are well supported and encouraged in their service to the University. For further information about volunteering visit: