Work integrated learning: Community based volunteering

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:

  • enhance and apply your academic learning in the workplace
  • develop citizenship, generic employability skills and graduate attributes that enhance your future employment opportunities
  • develop University partnerships through student placements that will provide organisational benefit
  • gain credit towards your degree
  • help you develop 'citizenship' and appreciate the impact of your role in society

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.

Unit Name
MIS291 Community based volunteering A
MIS292 Community based volunteering B

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