Community Volunteering - Global MULT20014 and MULT30021
This is an intensive University of Melbourne subject held overseas in Indonesia or Cambodia. Students are given the opportunity to undertake a placement of 80-100 hours with a not-for-profit organisation, offering an opportunity to contribute to a community through project work, research and/or engaging in the key activities of the organisation.
Program Dates: 28 June – 25 July 2019, with pre-placement classes running June 24 -28 2019
Application Deadline: Deadline: 16 April 2019
Selection into this subject is by application. Applicants will be assessed on academic merit and a timely submission of application. Students Placements will need to be approved by the subject coordinator.Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a formal interview. Applicants may also be required to undergo a National Police Check, medical check and satisfactory completion of the pre-departure program through AVI and the University.
About the Subject
This subject will provide an understanding of the community sector and community development through a substantial volunteer experience abroad. Students have the opportunity to undertake a placement of 80-100 hours with a not-for-profit organisation, offering an opportunity to contribute to a community through project work, research and/or engaging in the key activities of the organisation. The Faculty of Arts works in partnership with not-for-profit organisations, in particular, Australian Volunteers International (AVI), to place volunteers and assist students with risk assessment, volunteer orientation and monitoring and evaluation. AVI is an independent not-for-profit organisation, with extensive experience in the management people-centred development projects and programs in a wide range of countries. AVI’s work focuses on reducing poverty, providing health and education services, promoting human rights and gender equality, and protecting the environment. They work closely with individuals, organisations and communities across the developing world in response to locally identified priorities. Upon subject completion, students will have a better understanding of the structure, culture and policy environment of community development. They will have enhanced their awareness of the challenges and approaches to development, been involved in a community project, gained insight into workplace issues through examination of the structure, culture and policy environment and enhanced their employability skills.
The estimated non-tuition or program cost for MULT20014/MULT30021 Community Volunteering - Global in 2019 is $3,500; this includes accommodation, most meals, and ground transport, details of which will be available at the information session. Please note, flights to and from your destination, visas, and any relevant vaccinations are not included in this cost. They are based on 2018 figures and are subject to change. They are also in addition to your University of Melbourne tuition fee for the subject.
New Colombo Grants
or Melbourne Mobility Awards
are available for eligible students undertaking MULT20014 or MULT30021 in 2019.
Further details will be provided to selected students.
The University of Melbourne offers free travel insurance coverage for enrolled students travelling on University-related study. Students must register for coverage at least 14 days prior to departure. Find out more on the insurance page
This subject is worth 12.5 points. You must, however, ensure that you have confirmed with a course advisor from Stop1 that this subject can be credited to your degree or diploma prior to applying.
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