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 are your walking information desk. They wear a distinct hoodie or t-shirt 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.
MSA Bean Bag Patrol
A group of volunteers who take the initiative to take Bean Bags from the MSA spaces and distribute on the Menzies and Lemon Scented Lawn for students to use on beautiful sunny days. This group is also responsible for bringing them back inside - as these bean bags are hugely popular and people may try to take them home!
MSA Book Club
Volunteers facilitate book
The group will host a series of meet-ups throughout semester, with discussions based on short-form texts (poems, short stories, personal essays, comics, etc.) that you can read at the Student Union Recreational Library.
MSA Breakfast Club
The MSA Breakfast Club provide breakfast each Wednesday during semester. They feed all students: meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans.
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.
Divisional Executive Committees
- Clubs and Societies Executive Committee
- MUISS Executive Committee
- MAPS Committee
Note: Divisional committee members are elected in September of each year. Members are volunteers and are eligable for the MSA Volunteer Reward point scheme.
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.
Free Food Mondays
MSA Welfare department require volunteer each Monash afternoon and evening to prepare, cook, distribute and clean for Free Food Mondays. The service provides a vegatarian dinner for over 150 students each week. Any help is appreciated.
MSA Freebies Team
In 2016 we welcome a new member to the MSA team - their name is Vancora - it is the MSA Food Truck. With Vancora, the MSA Freebies Team will drive, stop and drop free stuff to students. From icey poles to MSA Rulers and Pencils, all we know is that it will be free!
MSA Internships and Department Experience
MSA offer a number of internship and department experiences in the following MSA Departments:
MSA Department Experience
- 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 (Volunteer Language Teachers/Language Practice Facilitators)
Volunteers host language classes and language practice sessions weekly through semester. Note: This program complements education and language students.
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.
Major Events (MSA event launches, SummerFest, WinterFest etc.)
Volunteers who select Major Events will he contacted regarding MSA and CCD major events such as Summerfest, Winterfest, AXP and Open Day.
Mature Age and Part Time Students (MAPS)
Volunteers who add MAPS as a volunteer interest will have their contact details sent to MUISS.
Volunteers will assist with MAPS events, services, activities and promotional events.
Monash InstaCook is a instragram account hosted by group of student volunteers which encouraged students to cook and eat well on a budget. Volunteers are expected to post dishes and recipes weekly.
Monash Volunteering - All Campuses (Cross-Campus Volunteering)
In collaboration with other University unions and departments, volunteers are recruited for various events and activities at Peninsula and Parkville.
MTPTD Tutoring & Computer Skills Volies
Volunteers work with MTPD students who require assistance with their studies and with computer skills.
Note: This program complements Education Students
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.
We are looking for volunteer photographers to 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 O-Camps and Events
Established in 1974, Host Scheme is an orientation program for new Monash students. Leaders run camps, weekend functions and evening events.
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.
Radio Monash is the Monash University Student Radio station, volunteer positions vary from radio host to event volunteer.
Student Union Recreational Library (SURLY) Lunchtime Relief and General
Student Union Recreational Library (SURLY) offers a number of volunteering opportunities including book processing, shelving & organising collections, admin & data collection, stock-taking, and poster-making. This is a great way to learn about community library work, and contribute to student services. Students usually take on one one-hour shift per week during semester.
Survival Centre Maintenance
Located on level 1 of the Campus centre, the Survival Centre has second hand clothes and linen and often packaged food. All donated by staff and students and free to anyone who needs it. Volunteers help organise the space and keep it neat and tidy.
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.
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 Hump Day
Hump day volunteers assist the MSA Activities Department in hosting lunch and entertainment on the Lemon Scented Lawns.
WW are our welfare volunteers who assist with Free Food Mondays, Welfare Library Trolley volunteering and Survival Centres 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 hrough the MSA Volunteer Application, will have their email sent to the Wholefood's Volunteer Coordinator. All contact regarding Lot's Wife will then be made by the Wholefood's Volunteer Coordinator.