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Community based volunteering internships are unpaid placements in not-for-profit, community organisations.
The units encourage a hands-on approach to learning and assist you to develop 'citizenship' skills 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 Centre 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, however some opportunities are advertised on the University's JobShop website.
Community based volunteering opportunities are normally unpaid with Deakin University providing the required insurance cover.
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