Opportunities to get involved

There are many ways you can support Deakin, whether it be financially or giving your time and talents, and in doing so help to inspire and impact students and communities.


You can help inspire students and have a significant impact on the Deakin community.

Volunteering at Deakin

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways to give back to your community and demonstrate what you believe in. Doing voluntary work for Deakin, in any capacity, is another way you can contribute to the university’s ongoing success.  We are grateful to our friends and alumni who share their time and talents to make our activities and programs possible.

How to get involved

There are several ways you can become involved and a range of volunteering opportunities for alumni, business professionals and organisations who are interested in supporting our students and enriching the university experience.

As a volunteer, you can roll up your sleeves and offer your skills and knowledge. You can:

  • become a mentor in Deakin mentoring programs
  • provide advice and feedback about Deakin's courses
  • offer internships and practical placements within your business for Deakin students
  • recommend Deakin to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • be a guest speaker at a Deakin event
  • help out at events such as orientation and Open Day.

Sponsorship of activities

One of Deakin's key features is its active student community across its four campuses. This provides opportunities to sponsor a diverse array of activities through formal sponsorship agreements (either in-kind or cash contributions) and allows donors to appreciate the benefits of engagement with the vibrant student and staff community.

These opportunities include sponsorship of events, association with Orientation Week, and participation in recreation activities.

Learn more about our community engagement

Contact us

Donor Relations
General enquiries
+61 3 9244 5150
Email Donor Relations

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