Volunteering (Act Program)
Voluntary Workplace Activities that Support Community Health
Voluntary Workplace Activities that Support Community Health is a co-curricular program. The aim of this not for credit program is to provide Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences students with voluntary workplace experience over and above the requirements of their courses.
The program will develop students knowledge and skills:
- through supervised practice in areas directly relevant to their course; or
- by contributing to the delivery of services that promote health or ease suffering.
The program will also broaden students' personal and professional perspectives on social justice issues within the context of health services.
What are the eligibility requirements?
To be eligible, students must have completed 48 credit points in a course offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Students must be currently enrolled in:
- the second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate course (except MBBS); or
- a postgraduate diploma/certificate/masters course; or
- the fifth year of the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery.
What do I need to do to undertake a volunteering program?
To participate, students must submit the following at least a month before commencement of the program:
- Volunteer Program Application form: this includes full instructions, and outlines what must be included in your proposal
- A proposal for the target volunteering activity
- Volunteer Agreement
Students will be advised in writing of the outcome of their program.
What happens next?
Once approval has been granted you will be able to commence your volunteering program during the nominated period.
At the conclusion of your volunteering program you must:
- Provide a “Confirmation of completion” statement signed by the supervisor at the volunteering agency, stating that 30 hours of the volunteering activity has been completed.
- Submit a 500 word report of the experience to your course coordinator within 2 weeks of completing the volunteering activity
Your participation in Voluntary Workplace Activities that Support Community Health will be included on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
For further information, contact your course administrator:
Procedures, insurance indemnity statements and letters can be found on the staff intranet, Student Administration Procedures and Tempates page (under Passport Co-Curricular Procedure).