Impact where you care

In partnership with not-for-profit and community organisations we are pleased to offer our students a range of exciting community impact projects.

All projects will be undertaken in a volunteer capacity, with the full support of the community partner and our team.

Organisations offering short term or one off volunteering opportunities are welcome to contact us to promote to our students. These volunteering opportunities for students can be viewed through our Facebook page.

Community partners

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia makes it easy for people to care for nature by volunteering on one of their many conservation projects across the country. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required, and volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests.

Through Conservation Volunteers you will have the opportunity to volunteer outdoors and make a real difference to your local environment.

To find out more about Conservation Volunteers Australia, you can head to their website.

Minus 18

Minus 18 is Australia's largest youth led organisation for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth.

Minus 18 aims to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) youth; to empower them, connect them with others and help them understand themselves. They do this through events, supporting resources, and campaigns. Each year Minus 18 events and resources reach more than 160,000 youth right across Australia.

Through Minus 18, FedUni students can apply to undertake volunteer roles. Our team will update opportunities as they become available.

To find out more about Minus 18, you can visit their website.

St Vincent de Paul Society

As a volunteer-run organisation, the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society is largely carried out by members of the community who generously give their time to help others. Vinnies couldn't provide services without dedicated volunteers and the huge contributions they make providing critical support in their local communities. Volunteers help people to take control of their destiny and contribute to a more supportive, connected and inclusive community.

There are different roles available for you to engage in through Vinnies. With such a wide range of services and programs there is something to suit all interests and commitment levels from; weekly, monthly, and quarterly.

To find out more about Vinnies, you can visit their website.

Red Cross - Emergency Service

Red Cross has been responding to emergencies and providing humanitarian assistance in Australia since 1914. They are committed to strengthening and extending their emergency aid services to assist all Australians prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

Through Red Cross, FedUni students can apply to undertake emergency service volunteer roles.

Red Cross Emergency Service Team members belong to a multi-skilled team of local volunteers who are committed to providing valuable support to individuals and communities before, during and after emergencies. Team members are trained to provide basic emotional support and psychological first aid to people affected by emergencies and while predominantly working within their own local community, Emergency Service Team members may also have the opportunity to work with diverse communities throughout Victoria and interstate.

To find out more about Red Cross, you can visit their website.

Centre for Participation

Based in Horsham, the Centre for Participation changes lives and communities through local opportunities in learning, volunteering, community support and partnerships.

Volunteering is at the heart of any vibrant, thriving community. That's why the Centre for Participation offers a range of services designed to strengthen volunteering within localised regions. They help recruit, train and support quality volunteers, and develop volunteer management systems for organisations that make the process simple.

As the go-to place for people looking to get involved in volunteering, they're also creating opportunities to learn new skills, boost social connections, build pathways to employment, and make a difference.

To find out more about local volunteer roles, head to their website or follow the Centre for Participation on Facebook

Uniting Ballarat

Volunteering is an excellent way of making a difference in your local community. Uniting Ballarat offers you a range of opportunities to participate in a broad range of programs, events and activities supporting people across the Ballarat community.

We match your skills and experience with your areas of interest and available roles. In donating your time, skills, knowledge and networks you will meet some great people and have a lot of fun while assisting to make a positive change enabling people to overcome disadvantage and empower them to build better futures.

Throughout our history, we have been extremely fortunate having the support of a generous, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer base. Without the skills, interests and energy of our volunteers, we could not provide our community programs and continue to expand our work to help people in need.

To find out more about Uniting Ballarat, visit their website

Youth Projects

Youth Projects provides a non-judgemental, inclusive service, tackling disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, mental health and alcohol and other drug issues.

There are many areas of operation at Youth Projects, with programs that span from 7.30am-2.00am

Youth Projects run an accredited medical clinic, mental health service, alcohol and drug counselling service, outreach nursing, a youth specialist employment service, accredited training, apprenticeships centre, drink drug drive training and extensive mobile HIV/AIDS prevention drug safety  services.

For more information about Youth Projects, you can visit their website.

Ballarat YMCA

Ballarat YMCA is a community based organisation which delivers programs and services to build healthier, happier and connected communities. They work in partnership with local government, non-profit groups and other community service organisations in the areas of recreation, health and fitness, children's services, youth and family services.

If you are looking for the opportunity to assist other people, access or participate in our programs, Ballarat YMCA have many ways for you to volunteer your time to help benefit the community.​

To find out more about Ballarat YMCA, you can visit their website