MULT20014 / MULT30021 Community Volunteering - Global

Community Volunteering - Global offers students the chance to participate in an international volunteering program. In this subject students will be contributing directly to local communities by bringing creativity, skills and initiative to a range of projects run by local organisations. The program is supported by expert partner organisations who provide in-country assistance and coordinate departure and return.

Community Volunteering - Global is a 12.5 point credit bearing subject offered at both level 2 (MULT20014) and level 3 (MULT30021). In 2017, there are projects running in:

  • India (July 2017)
  • Indonesia (9 January - 18 February 2017)
  • Nepal (9 January - 7 February 2017)

It is rare that one learns in such an immersive environment, and I relished the opportunity to do so. With each passing day, especially while in the field, I felt myself growing; personally, emotionally, and intellectually. Huw Hutchinson, Bachelor of Arts

India

Community Volunteering - Global will be going to India in July 2017 with Australian Volunteers. More information, including the application form can be found on the Australian Volunteers International (AVI) Community Volunteering - Global web page.

Information sessions

Hear about the subject, application process, cost, previous students and Australian Volunteers.


Indonesia

Students enrolled in this subject will travel to the city of Jogjakarta in central Java, Indonesia, where they will be working with partner organisation Satunama. You will be part of Satunama's broad range of community development projects and initiatives, working in small groups in the city and surrounding rural areas. Some of the activities to date have included environmental awareness campaigns, building a 'Child Friendly Community' and promoting inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in villages and districts.

Photo by CV - Global student Joyce Wing Ka Wong

Photo by CVC Global student Joyce Wing Ka Wong

The University has secured a limited number of New Colombo Plan grants which will be offered to domestic students on the basis of merit for the January 2017 intake. Students may also be eligible for Global Mobility funding. The total cost will entail a project cost, airfares, spending money for some meals and incidentals, and the regular tuition fee for the subject. For the assessment requirements see the Handbook for level 2 (MULT20014) and level 3 (MULT30021).

This project is expertly supported by partner organisation Australian Volunteers International.

Please note: Due to government regulations, the cost of this subject is different
for local and international students. For more information please contact arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au.

Hear from past students

To apply

Please note that applications have closed for 2017.

More information

For more information, email the Faculty of Arts.

Nepal

Running for the first time in January 2017, Community Volunteering - Global can now take you to Nepal. As part of this subject you will be hosted by local families through our partner organisation Community Homestay Global Network. You will participate in Voluntary Internship Programs available in three locations: Panauti, Nuwakot and Barauli, which will cover a range of community projects in areas of education, sustainability, tourism and business development.

Nepal

The total cost will entail a project cost, airfares, spending money for some meals and incidentals, and the regular tuition fee for the subject. Students may be eligible for Global Mobility funding.

For the assessment requirements see the Handbook for level 2 (MULT20014) and level 3 (MULT30021).

To apply

Please note that applications have closed for 2017.

More information

For more information, email the Faculty of Arts.