Micro-volunteering

Micro-volunteering is a bite sized activity that is helpful in some way to your community and doesn’t need a lengthy sign-up process. Activities can include anything useful like packing showbags, designing get well cards for sick children, helping an international student practice their English or a campus litter pick. As students we understand that you’re super busy with study, work and everything else you have to squeeze into your week, so we are trying to make it really easy for you to volunteer by bringing micro-volunteering events onto campus.

Semester 2 micro-volunteering events

Enjoy a free cuppa, meet new people and get stuck into a different event each time which genuinely helps others. These sessions count towards volunteer hours for your Federation Award. To find out more information on the micro-volunteering events or to register your attendance please log into CareerHub and check them out in the events section.

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Culture Swap
Tues 13 Aug, 12pm to 1.30pm
Airport Lounge T Building
Culture Swap
Tues 13 Aug, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge
Culture Swap
Tues 13 Aug, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge
Campus Clean Up
Tues 27 Aug, 12pm to 1.30pm
Meet outside the Hub
The Great Nurdle Hunt
with Phillip Island Nature Parks
Tues 27 Aug, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge
The Great Nurdle Hunt
with Phillip Island Nature Parks
Mon 26 Aug, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge
Days for Girls Packing Event
Tues 3 Sept, 12pm to 1.30pm
Airport Lounge T Building
DIY DigniTEA
Tues 3 Sept, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge
DIY DigniTEA
Tues 3 Sept, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge
Creating Art for Good Causes
Tues 22 Oct, 12pm to 1.30pm
Airport Lounge T Building
Creating Art for Good Causes
Tues 22 Oct, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge
Creating Art for Good Causes
Tues 22 Oct, 12pm to 1.30pm
Student Lounge

Not studying on campus but still want to try out some micro-volunteering? Here are some great places to get started:

  • Seek out social causes that you are passionate about and sign petitions relating to them, or you can even start your own petition at Change org.
  • Find an event near you or start a micro-volunteering group in your community with Cause Corps a platform, partnering with community organisations to offer tailor made, short in time volunteering opportunities with a direct impact.
  • Download an app with a cause. Micro-volunteering apps are becoming more common, connecting people to worthy causes with the swipe of a phone screen. Check out Be My Eyes, Elbi or Charity Miles in your app store to see what you can get involved in from the comfort of your couch.
  • Contributing to open source software will give you a chance to develop skills and get connected to online communities. A couple of great places to start are at GitHub or GitLab, two development software platforms which invite developers to include your IT skills through open source contributions.

All participation in micro-volunteering activities counts towards your 20 hours of volunteering for a Federation Award, so make sure you record anything you do. Volunteering will need to be validated either by a supervisor or by emailing Student Engagement with a screenshot of whatever activity you have taken part in.