The volunteering program has reached capacity for applications. Applications are now closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience to those who missed out on applying. If you are still interested in similar opportunities, we encourage you to check out the LEAD program, which is still taking applications until Thursday 16 July.

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Volunteering with GSA in 2020

Are you looking for professional experience? Join the GSA volunteer program!

Learn about policy making, project management and communications, and contribute to the graduate student community.


About GSA

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an independent, student-led, not-for-profit association representing all enrolled postgraduate students at the University of Melbourne.

We are led by a Council of 15 elected graduate students and managed by a team of experienced professionals, providing education-related programs and services which position our cohort for success during and after the completion of their advanced studies. A University of Melbourne postgraduate qualification is an incredible asset and GSA is committed to supporting these students through their study.

Purpose of the volunteering role

GSA is seeking applications from current graduate students to participate in the inaugural volunteer program. Volunteers will be supported to develop skills in policy development, project management, and student engagement activities. Professional supervision and mentorship will be offered to the participants by trained and qualified staff. The program will provide participants the opportunity to learn soft and practical skills relevant to their future career development.

Program dates

There will be two intakes for the program:

  • First intake: 27 July 2020 to 2 October 2020
  • Second intake: 7 September 2020 to 6 November 2020 (End of SWOTVAC)

Volunteers will be expected to work an average of seven hours per week (equivalent to one day) for 10 weeks.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must be studying in a graduate program at the University of Melbourne, and be seeking opportunities to develop professional development skills. For more information about the volunteer position, please see the attached position description or email vibol.hy@gsa.unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description (PDF)

Allowance

You will receive a one-off payment of $500 for your 10-week term. This payment is to meet incurred or anticipated expenses.


Volunteering application form closed

Applications have reached capacity.

We apologise for any inconvenience to those who missed out on applying. If you are still interested in similar opportunities, we encourage you to check out the LEAD program, which is still taking applications until Thursday 16 July.

Learn about the LEAD program