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Annual volunteer day draws hundreds

V4U 2018 students

Be on the lookout today for hundreds of yellow and blue t-shirt clad students and staff participating in Victoria University’s annual V4U mass volunteer day.

More than 300 members of the VU community have left their classrooms and offices to take part in dozens of projects across Melbourne’s west. They are gardening, painting, cleaning, making crafts, and joining in activities with community groups, the elderly, those living with a disability, and school children.

Now in its eighth year, V4U draws volunteers from all VU campuses and areas of study to build relationships between VU students, staff, academics, and local communities.

Host organisations include AMES Australia, Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Baptcare, Salvation Army, Scouts Victoria, and Rotary clubs.

Student volunteers receive credit towards the Lead2Change Program for participating in the event, which was nationally recognised for excellence by the Australian Association of Campus Activities, and received a citation for service excellence in the VU Vice Chancellor Awards. 

Surveys from past years show that participating in V4U makes students feel more connected to VU and Melbourne.

As a world-class educator in Melbourne’s west, VU is proud to support this important event.

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