Off Campus Industry Related Volunteering

MSA Volunteering is now working with non-for profit organisations to provide Monash Students with off-campus industry-related volunteer opportunities. Please check in with this website periodically throughout the year for new and exciting opportunities that will help build your resume and develop your professional skills.

Virtual Volunteering (Program)

For volunteers who are interested in something a little different that MSA Leadership & Volunteerind endorses:


Art Therapy Program Volunteers at Dandenong Drug Court

Volunteering relates to the following Faculties/Industries: 

  • Arts & Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

MCV Drug Court supports the recovery of participants on a DATO – a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Oder. This Order of up to two years is a period of imprisonment served in the community where participants are supported by a team to make positive changes around their substance use and offending behaviour.

MCV Drug Court is looking for creative volunteers who would like to volunteer their time to facilitate free therapy sessions with our Participants here at Dandenong. All supplied provided.

Please Note: 

  • Volunteer role required one hour, once a week Tuesday’s excluding 3-4pm or Thursday excluding 11am-12pm. However flexibility is available to accommodate the volunteer and time they need on an art piece with Participants.
  • Volunteer can be provided information by Project Officer/team members regarding the expectations and goal of the Art Therapy Program, any queries by the volunteer are welcomed and will be addressed by Project Officer or team members.
  • Volunteer to check in at reception at each shift, Project officer or other team members will greet them upon arrival and lead them to the Programs room.
  • The Project Officer can be present at sessions upon volunteers request, security is on-site and team members will be present in the office when the program is held.
  • Participants are cooperative  with other Programs and are aware of security’s presence and the importance of adhering to the Code of Conduct of the Drug Court.
  • Additionally Participants are aware their DATO (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Order) being cancelled with risk of custody, in the event they display unacceptable behaviour to any staff members.
  • A reference letter will be given upon request, access to Kitchen facility and locker available for person belongings, Programs room will be available for classes and supplies can be provided upon request.


Movember’s Student Ambassador Program

Volunteering relates to the following Faculties/Industries: 

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Movember is always open to accepting new Ambassadors even outside of the months leading up to Movember.

 88% of last year’s Ambassadors said they learnt new skills through the program including communication, marketing, problem-solving, organisational skills, time & project management. As well as this, all Ambassadors receive references from Movember and the opportunity to host a Movember-led mental health workshop on campus.


Victorian Heart Hospital

Volunteering relates to the following Faculties/Industries: 

  • Arts
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Commitment: 12 month commitment of a 4 hour shift once a week

Australia’s first dedicated cardiac hospital, The Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) opened its doors on Thursday 23rd February 2023. Partnering with Monash University, the Heart Hospital integrates clinical cardiology services, research and education to create a centre of excellence.

VHH is currently welcoming applications to volunteer in a flexible Concierge and Ward Ambassador role.

The Volunteer Concierge role provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere whilst making visitors’ check-in smooth and stress-free. This role helps set the tone for the entrance for visitors and patients, perfect for those who love to uplift others. 

Ward Ambassadors are a friendly and supportive addition to hospital wards providing company and support to patients and visitors. These volunteers may guide visitors to their loved one’s bedside, have social conversations, read to patients, and support ward activities.

Key skills we are looking for within our volunteer community include good communication, being able to speak clearly and being helpful to visitors with directions as well as providing information. We are looking for people who are outgoing with a friendly personality that helps visitors to feel welcome.


Annual Online training provided:

  • iBelong
  • Fire Training
  • Privacy Training
  • Introduction to OHS & Managing Challenging Behaviour (OVA)

And once off training:

  • Welcome to Monash Health
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness
  • Social Media Training
  • Role Specific Orientation/Training

3 Yearly training:

  • Hand Hygiene Training (3 yearly)


Apply Here: MyImpactPage – Monash Intake account (


Dixon House Neighbourhood Centre

Volunteering relates to the following Faculties/Industries:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Information Technology

Faculties/Industries-based Volunteer Opportunities:

Monash Health

Volunteering relates to the following Faculties/Industries: 

  • Arts
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Faculties/Industries-based Volunteer Opportunities:


Headspace: @ease Program 

Volunteering relates to the following Faculties/Industries: 

  • Arts
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

@ease program aims to better support young people accessing headspace Syndal. Volunteers are trained to welcome young people and their families to the Centre and help them to feel comfortable and accommodated before their appointment. The @ease volunteers focus on creating a relaxed and inclusive environment for young people visiting our Centre.

What does an @ease volunteer do?

  • Welcoming young people and families in the waiting room
  • Assist to create a relaxed environment for young people entering the Centre
  • Assist young people and their families to fill out forms and surveys prior/following their appointments
  • Encouraging young people to engage with our space and activities
  • Assist young people who may need additional support following their appointment
  • Attending and participating in regular group supervision meetings
  • Work within boundaries and scope of practice

Who can apply?

They’re looking for volunteers who:

  • Are 20 – 30 years old.
  • Live in or around the Monash area (or willing to travel).
  • Studying/working in a relevant field (e.g. psychology, social work, youth work, nursing, teaching, community services)
  • Passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Eager to relate well and engage with young people and their families

How to apply?

Complete our expression of interest form here.


Please send any questions to Georgina (Community Awareness Officer) or call (03) 8552 0800


Vision Australia

Volunteering relates to the following Faculties/Industries:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Faculties/Industries based Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Administration Volunteer Wellbeing, Health and Safety (WHS)


This role is to support WHS activities with the aim to improve engagement, wellbeing and safety across Vision Australia.


•     Filing training records e.g. first aid certificate, MHFA. Check who is due and when

•     Filing site compliance records and close off CIMS

(Read over WHS site inspection checklist, review if incident report is needed. Follow up where sites have not completed and check items such as chemical register)

•     Audit site emergency manuals

•     Work from home arrangement questionnaire follow up

•     Research- COVID-19 restriction changes/updates, changes in legislation, workplace wellbeing

•     COVID-19 inbox response, use of quick links and update register

•     Monitor WHS inbox and flag/categorise

•     Support with developing wellbeing hub posts as needed

•     Perform administration tasks and office duties (e.g. data entry and collection, filing, scanning, creation of documents, calling relevant stakeholders, etc) to ensure operations run smoothly

•     Liaise with staff when required

•     Complete required data recording tasks to accurately record information about your volunteering activities


The volunteer demonstrates:  

•     Use of Outlook, Word, Excel

•     Administrative/filing