Green Impact for students

Students can join Green Impact through their club, college, volunteer to help a staff team to implement green actions or individually by signing up to our Individual Students Toolkit. By getting involved you can gain practical work experience, meet like-minded people and to help make positive changes to the University!

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  • Improve your understanding of sustainability and behaviour change
  • Develop professional and employability skills
  • Improve your CV
  • Gain direct workplace experience
  • Learn team work and engagement skills
  • All volunteering hours count towards your Leaders in Communities Award (LICA) award.

Find out more about LICA

Volunteer with a staff team

Students can volunteer to help staff Green Impact teams by becoming a Project Assistant and/or a Student Auditor. No technical knowledge is needed for either role and full training will be provided to fit in with any learning or access requirements. All you need is an interest, enthusiasm and commitment!

As a Project Assistant you will:

  • Receive training on how to be a successful Project Assistant
  • Be assigned to a staff team for the duration of the Green Impact program (March–October)
  • Commit a minimum of 30 mins per week to support your team to complete toolkit actions

Applications are now open! Apply by COB Tuesday 6 April to be considered.

As a Student Auditor you will:

  • Participate in training before completing one full day of auditing in November
  • Complete audits for 1–2 teams
  • Gain auditing skills

Apply here today


Download Project Assistant & Student Auditor role descriptions

Form a team with your club, society or college

If you are a student and part of a club, society or college, you can now join Green Impact as a team – a new feature of the 2021 toolkit. Teams can be any size and are typically composed of members from your club.

The program will give your team a focussed approach to tackling key sustainability issues on and off campus, with all the latest sustainability resources including events and interactive workshops, tips, guides and rewards for your work.

Register your team today

Want to complete actions individually?

The Sustainability Team is excited to announce that the Green Impact Individual Students Toolkit has now officially launched.

The University of Melbourne’s 2021 Green Impact Student Toolkit has been developed to help guide you to make small and meaningful changes to improve the sustainability performance of your home, study area or other spaces of influence.

There are three levels that you can complete: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level has a wide selection of actions for you to choose from. This structure gives you the flexibility to work on actions you enjoy, are passionate about or have the influence to change. As the program is cumulative and encourages continuous behaviour change, the actions get harder as you go up in levels.

The Sustainability Team is here to help if you need any support in completing actions or using the toolkit.

The registration code to sign up is: 71002

Register to the Students Toolkit now