Community Based Volunteering

What is Community Based Volunteering (CBV)?

CBV encourages a hands-on approach to learning. It enables you to learn in, and with the community by helping you develop citizenship skills and the ability to appreciate the impact of your role as an individual in society.

Many different volunteering opportunities can be recognised under this unit, including local or international experiences.

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Key features

  • Host must be a registered not-for-profit organisation or NGO
  • Unpaid voluntary placement
  • Does not require a discipline-specific focus
  • Pre-requisite of the successful completion of four (4) credit points

Who can apply?

This unit is available to all undergraduate students. It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

Please note that all applications are subject to the approval of the WIL Team. If you feel ready to submit an application for a self-sourced placement, please click the button below to view the step-by-step guide and download the necessary documents.


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