All Volunteering Programs
If you would like to get involved in social justice campaigns, tick 'activism' on your volunteer application and your contact details will be given to the Environmental and Social Justice Office Bearers. They will then notify you when they need assistance facilitating student awareness.
Administrational Tasks & Data Entry
There are a number of departments within the MSA that require data entry or admin assistance. There are also a number of students who require or would appreciate Office Administrational experience prior to leaving university. A very popular activity and one that can be a once off or weekly shift.
A group of students who have an interest in the visual arts come together to organise student exhibitions and competitions, exhibition crawls and other creative events. The number of events or activities are set by the committee.
Ask Me Ambassadors
Ask Me ambassadors man our information booths, and run campus tours. They wear a Volunteering hoodie or t-shirt and Ask Me Lanyard, and if you are lost or you would like to just have a chat, these ambassadors are the ones to help. Ambassadors also survey students about all things Monash and MSA, to better enhance Monash services and facilities.
If a faculty or Monash group requests a campus tour for their students, we ask the volunteers who are involved with the Ask Me program and the volunteers who would really like the opportunity to provide other students a campus tour experience. Map, route and stop information is provided.
Cross Campus Amigo Ambassadors
Virtual and Online Volunteering Volunteers will be active during the aMigo activation period (4 weeks before Week 0 - end of Week 4 per semester). Trained aMigo moderators will answer student questions and encourage students to socialise with one another. They will also actively promote events and activities, as well as report any activities they feel are unfit for the space.
Events and Activities
MSA Departments, Faculties and Monash may require the assistance of volunteers for events and activities. Task can include helping set up and pack up, manning an information booth and handing out pamphlets.
- Major Events (MSA Event Launches, Summerfest, Winter Fest, Open Day etc): Volunteers who select Major Events will he contacted regarding MSA and CCD major events such as Summerfest, Winterfest, AXP and Open Day.
- Wednesday Sessions: Wednesday Session volunteers assist the MSA Creative and Live Arts Department in hosting BBQs and entertainment on the Lemon Scented Lawns on Wednesdays during semester.
Free Food Mondays
MSA Welfare department require volunteers each Monash afternoon and evening to prepare, cook, distribute and clean for Free Food Mondays. The service provides a vegetarian dinner for over 150 students each week. Any help is appreciated.
Lot’s Wife Contributors
Lot's Wife is the Monash (Clayton based) student magazine. All contributors (writing, photography, graphics and drawings) are students. Lot's Wife is published during University semester and welcome all students to contribute.
Note: Volunteers who display interest in Lot's Wife through the MSA Volunteer Application, will have their email sent to the Lot's Wife editors. All contact regarding Lot's Wife will then be made by the LW Editors.
Mature Age and Part Time Students (MAPS)
Volunteers who add MAPS as a volunteer interest will have their contact details sent to MAPS. Volunteers will assist with MAPS events, services, activities and promotional events.
MSA Breakfast Club
The MSA Breakfast Club provide free breakfast weekly during semester. They feed all students: meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans.
Chat with us! This program provides students with the opportunity to meet new people and to talk in a safe environment.
All sessions are hosted by 3 Volunteer Student Leaders who have completed Mental Health First Aid and/or have completed Changing Minds Online Training and Monash Stress Management online training.
MSA Freebies Team
No money? No problems! From food to goodies, from events to giveaways, MSA Freebies brings you all the free stuff on campus. Editors and moderators post content on the MSA Freebie Facebook and Instagram pages.
MSA InstaCook Instagram Editors. These Volunteers create content and post recipes and cooking tips on the MSA InstaCook Instagram Page
MSA InstaCook Live Masterclass Presenters:
These volunteers run live cooking classes for students to watch and/or cook along with.
MSA Internships and Department Experience
MSA offer a number of internship and department experiences in the following MSA Departments:
- Finance Volunteer Monash University Student Theatre (MUST)
- Volunteer to the Artistic Director Monash University Student Theatre (MUST)
- Volunteer in PR & Marketing Monash University Student Theatre (MUST)
- Technical Volunteer MTPD Office Administration Volunteer
- MTPD Office Administration & Marketing Volunteer
- MTPD Teaching Assistant (Calendar)
MSA Work Placements & Internships
- Finance Intern Monash University Student Theatre (MUST)
- Intern to the Artistic Director Monash University Student Theatre (MUST)
- PR & Marketing Intern Monash University Student Theatre (MUST)
- Technical Volunteer Communications and Design Department Volunteer
MSA Language Drop-In
Volunteers host language classes and language practice sessions weekly through semester.
Note: This program complements education and language students.
MSA Life Hacks
Volunteers Create and post content for the MSA LifeHacks instagram page
MSA Music Drop-In
Instrument Music Teacher (must have a musical instrument in possession to apply to teach said musical instrument). Volunteers host music classes and practice sessions weekly through semester.
Note: This program complements education and music students.
MSA Nutrition & Healthy Living
Nutrition & Dietetic student volunteer work to bring nutrition advice to students via social media and live webinars.
MSA O-Camps and Events
Previously known as Host Scheme, and established in 1974, O-Camps and Events is an orientation program for new Monash students. Volunteer leaders run camps, and a wide range of social functions and events.
Volunteer photographers help us capture MSA events and activities on and off campus. Volunteers are also encouraged to take photos of club and society events and Monash events on campus. The purpose of the group is to show off our amazing student community. Volunteers are required to provide photos to MSA and on instagram.
MSA Tax Help
Working with the Australian Tax Office, the program will select and train volunteers to assist students with lodging their tax return. The program will run from the 1st of July until the 30th of October each year. We require students to book an appointment.
Volunteers help run day trips to various locations around Victoria. Trips are an opportunity for students to meet each other while taking in some of Victoria's tourist destinations.
MSA Volunteer Departmental Committee/Collective Membership
- Environmental & Social Justice Collective
- Indigenous Committee
- Student Affairs Committee
- Women's Affairs Collective
- Queer Affairs Collective
- MUISS Committee
Note: All Department committee/collective links will forward you to the MSA Office Bearer responsible for said committee/collective.
MSA Volunteer Lounge Maintenance
Volunteers help tidy and maintain the shared MSA Volunteer Lounge space.
MSA Zoom Yoga
Volunteer Yoga instructors run weekly yoga classes for students over Zoom.
Volunteers work with MTPD students who require assistance with their studies and with specific skills, including:
- Basic Computer Skills Tutoring
- Learning, Literacy & Numeracy tracking
- Trainee Teacher Observers
MUISS (International Student Service)
Volunteers who add MUISS as a volunteer interest will have their contact details sent to MUISS.
Volunteers will assist with MUISS events, services, activities and promotional events.
MUST (Monash University Student Theatre)
MUST is here to facilitate your creative or technical development. There are a number of opportunities available including roles as actors, directors, writers, production managers, artists, set designers and lighting designers.Note: Volunteers who display interest in MUST through the MSA Volunteer Application, will have their email sent to the MUST Artistic Directors. All contact regarding MUST will then be made by the Artistic Director.
Volunteers put up posters on the bollards around Clayton campus to inform students about MSA programs.
Radio Monash is the Monash University Student Radio station, volunteer positions vary from radio host to event volunteer.
Note: Volunteers who display interest in RadMon through the MSA Volunteer Application, will have their email sent to the RadMon Committee. All contact regarding RadMon will then be made by the RadMon Committee.
MSA heavily relies on volunteers who distribute posters throughout the campus. Volunteers are given a weekly shift during semester and are expected to complete their shift until the end of week 12. This activity may sound odd or even silly, but it is one of the best ways to catch the attention of students who may not already be engaged with MSA events and activities.
The Student Union Recreational Library (SURLY) run a variety of volunteer programs:
- MSA Book Club
- SURLY Archiving & History
- SURLY Beyond the Book Webinars
- SURLY Collection Researcher
- SURLY Community Engagement
- SURLY General Library Volunteers
- SURLY Socials
- SURLY Winter Reading Challenge (WRC)
Welfare Warriors are our welfare volunteers who assist with Free Food Mondays, Welfare of Wheels volunteering, pop up events like dog cafe, and all things welfare.
Wholefoods Restaurant and Cafe
Wholefoods is a non-for-profit restaurant and cafe who relies on volunteers for all things hospitality and customer service. Volunteers recieve a free meal each time they volunteer.
Note: Volunteers who display interest in Wholefood's through the MSA Volunteer Application, will have their email sent to the Wholefood's Volunteer Coordinator. All contact regarding WholeFoods will then be made by the Wholefood's Volunteer Coordinator.