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Community based volunteering are unpaid placements in not-for-profit, community organisations.
The units encourage a hands-on approach to learning and assist you to develop 'citizenship' and appreciate the impact of your role as individuals in society.
The program offers a diverse range of opportunities such as assisting in a remote village in India, visiting a church or community group, going to Katmandu and volunteering in part of the Tilganga Eye Center or volunteering at your local Red Cross, hospital, St Vincent de Paul or other not for profit organisation.
Community based volunteering (CBV) units aim to:
The units involve a range of reflective assessment tasks to facilitate the learning outcomes.
Students source their own placement with some opportunities advertised on the University's JobShop website.
Community based volunteering opportunities are normally unpaid with Deakin University providing the required insurance cover.
|MIS291||Community based volunteering A||1||100 hrs*||4 credit points
|MIS292||Community based volunteering B||1|
*A minimum 100 hours of contact are required. The actual duration depends on the time of placement in the organisation or on the community based project as well as time to complete assessment tasks.