Volunteer in the community

Community volunteering is a rewarding experience, and you can volunteer with a range of not-for-profit organisations.

Not only will you develop skills, meet new people and build your networks, you’ll expand your understanding of ‘community’ and what it means to give back.

To become a volunteer, you first need to join the leadership and volunteering team. Once you have completed the registration steps, you can apply for these roles. These volunteering opportunities are open to all current Swinburne students.

Check out the benefits and rewards of volunteering – you can access free training, and count your hours towards the Emerging Leaders Program and Leadership and Volunteering Program.


Check out the latest community volunteer opportunities on SwinEmploy (posted by Swinburne Student Life).

Kew Rotary Fair Trade and Sustainability Shop


Kew Rotary Fair Trade and Sustainability Shop in Camberwell is seeking volunteers to help serve customers, merchandising and looking after the shop. They sell a variety of items such as fair-trade products, books, clothes, toys, crockery and silverware.


Rear of 654 Burke Road, (off market place) Camberwell.


We would appreciate help on both Saturday and Sunday for four-hour shifts. Times can be flexible to suite the applicant, from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday. We would also love some help on Thursdays between 1pm and 4pm.

Qualifications required

Previous shop experience is appreciated but not vital. An interest in fair trade and rotary initiatives is also appreciated.

Experience earned

  • Customer service
  • Retail
  • Stock control
  • Visual merchandising 
  • Pricing

Find out more and apply

Email kirstymbreen@gmail.com or call 0400 577 807. Applications close at 12pm on 2 February 2018.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about becoming volunteering in the community, please email us at volunteer@swin.edu.au.