Volunteer on campus

Volunteering on campus is an easy, fun and rewarding way to gain work experience and make friends.

Any current Swinburne student can volunteer on campus. There are opportunities across Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon campuses to get involved.

Open Day and Orientation Week are some of our major events that you could help make a great success. There are also plenty of benefits to volunteering, such as free accredited training for First Aid and Victorian Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Follow these steps to start volunteering:

1. Complete the Online Volunteer Induction via Blackboard
2. Create a profile on Track It Forward


Swinburne Accelerate Program


The Swinburne Accelerate Program (SAP) allows you to volunteer in the Centre for Career Development for approximately 50 hours over a semester. You will job shadow staff working on real-life employability projects and develop professional employment and communication skills.

Approximately 10 students participate in the SAP Internship each semester.


The Centre for Career Development, Level 1, The George Swinburne (GS) Building, Hawthorn campus


Half a day a week (4 hours) for the 12 weeks of semester (around 50 hours over a semester). You can intern from either 9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm the same day each week of the Semester.

Skills required


  • effective communication skills (listening, verbal, written)
  • ability to problem solve
  • ability to use initiative
  • ability/interest in working with a broad range of computer systems
  • ability to work as part of a team.


  • interest/desire to work in career development
  • experience or interest in customer service
  • experience or interest in data entry
  • experience or interest in volunteering.

Experience earned

Through the program you take part in a variety of activities to help improve your employability skills. You will be provided with ongoing support, training and mentorship throughout the program.


Scholarships are available to students studying in areas that will complement the internship. To be eligible, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or hold a permanent humanitarian visa
  • be able to demonstrate low socio-economic status or financial disadvantage
  • be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree or associate degree at Swinburne
  • possess a sound academic ability in the identified study areas.

Find out more and apply

All Swinburne students are encourage to apply. Successful applicants will be invited to complete a telephone interview and shortlisted candidates will attend an Assessment Centre.

Applications for Semester 2 2017 are now closed. Applications for Semester 1 2018 will open early 2018.

Please contact the Centre for Career Development on +61 3 9214 5360 or Cristina Brigham, Employability Programs Coordinator, cbrigham@swin.edu.au to find out more.

If you have any questions about becoming volunteering on campus, please email us at volunteer@swin.edu.au.