Host Program Directors


  • Help play a part in welcoming new students to their university life!
  • Gain valuable volunteer experience & contribute to your student community. 



With a living history that extends over 130 years, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is committed to providing quality experiences on campus that create a community for students, staff and visitors from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

As a non-profit organisation run by students, for students, we keep the arts, representation, advocacy, live music and cultural services alive on campus.

UMSU enables students to get more out of their time at the University. We provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in a wealth of cultural facilities and events, whilst having access to quality support services. At its heart, UMSU is committed to ensuring students have advocacy and representation on campus; ensuring student voices are heard while making students’ time at the University fun and enjoyable.



UMSU’s Host Program is all about welcoming new students to uni life at the University of Melbourne.  It’s a program run by students, of students, for students, taking place at the start of every semester during orientation week. 

Our Volunteer Hosts lead groups through icebreakers and fun games, and share tips about everything from academia to UniMelb’s best coffee places.

Host Program Directors are responsible for the day to day running of the Host Program. Directors work as part of a team to plan, deliver and evaluate the Host Program.  They play a major role in helping to orientate new undergraduates to the university environment and familiarise them with UMSU and UniMelb services to facilitate a successful transition to university life.

This is a volunteer with honorarium position. The role is active between January to March and June to July of 2023 and the total honorarium paid for the position is $19 260.84.



To succeed in this position, you will be a current student at the University of Melbourne who possess experience working with volunteers, or as part of a volunteer team. A Working with Children Check will also be required.

To view the position description, please click here.



Applications for this position will close 9am Monday 6/02/2023. Applications should include:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae of no more than two pages addressing selection criteria
  • Contact details of two (2) referees which will be requested if an interview is offered

All applicants require:

  • a valid Employee Working with Children Check
  • verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, for example, citizenship, passport or birth certificate

For information on the applicaton and recruitment process, please contact Human Resources Manager Maya Catic here.


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UMSU reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.

At UMSU we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. UMSU is a proud member of the Australian Network for Disability. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.