Over the past three years, hundreds of students have contributed their time and talents to the RMIT Vietnam Community by volunteering to help make the University’s events a success.
There is little doubt that RMIT Vietnam’s student volunteers have played an integral part in bringing many of the University’s events to life, but they have also played a role presenting a young, dynamic and passionate image of RMIT Vietnam students to the public.
This volunteering spirit was most apparent during major events such as the Graduation Ceremonies, Career Week and Open Day 2012, when the much of the RMIT Vietnam community came together to showcase the University’s unique learning environment to prospective students and parents. First impressions are important, and the volunteers made sure they did just that in an array of activities from welcoming and guiding guests at the Help Desk to assisting Student Recruitment consultants and academic staff.
Leading campus tours for parents and high school students is one of the most important roles the student volunteers undertake each semester. These ambassadors can be easily recognised by their signature volunteer T-shirts, enthusiastically leading high school students around the campus and sharing stories about their experiences at RMIT Vietnam.
With their professional attitude, RMIT student volunteers impressed visitors and government officials who attended the opening ceremonies of the Recreation and Event complex at the Saigon South campus and of the new Hanoi campus.
While the volunteers certainly provide a great service to the University, the students also derive benefits from taking part in the volunteering program. Hoang Bao Quoc Khanh, a student in the Professional Communication program, said he felt more confident thanks to joining the volunteer team.
“Volunteering at RMIT really gave me an opportunity to improve myself, develop communication skills and build up a social network with many people,” he said.
Ms Thanh Nguyen, Acting Marketing Manager, Marketing & Communications Department, Hanoi campus said working with the student volunteers was a particularly rewarding part of her job.
“It’s such a delight to run a Volunteer Club and has always been a great experience working with volunteer students,” she said.
“Without their support, enthusiasm and creativity, Open Day, school tours, demonstration classes, Career Week and so on at the Hanoi campus wouldn’t have been as professional and exciting. We are proud to showcase our volunteers in almost every event and activity and it is nice to receive great feedbacks from prospective students, parents and even industry representatives and journalists about their confidence and professionalism.”
*Volunteers pictured on the homepage photograph: Nguyen Trung Duc, Luu Nghiem Bao Chau, Nguyen Minh Thao, Truong Binh Ho and Le Ngoc Thuy Trang