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Student Placement & Volunteer Form

drummond street services loves to host work experience and student placements and/or volunteers. These positions are highly sought after and we try to accommodate as many as we can (however there is a limit!) We see this as a great opportunity to provide people with positive experiences that enable them to navigate employment and career pathways, but also to help us out whereby our little non-for-profit could use some extra expertise!

As part of our commitment to building the communities we work in, we prioritise those who are of:

  • Diverse cultural, ‘racial’, ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • Refugee and humanitarian entrant backgrounds
  • Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+)
  • specific expertise in a particular area that we need further resources for

Please fill out the application below!

All applications are reviewed with consideration of current opportunities, our capacity and your supervision requirements. Your completed form will be held securely and confidentially.

Requirements of all students over 18

Please note that it is a legal requirement that all people (aged 18 and over) having contact with young people must provide the following documents prior to commencing a placement with us. It is the responsibility of the student to secure these prior to their placement commencing.

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Police Check

Next steps, our process

  • We will consider your application within a 14 days
  • If we have capacity to accept this placement or your interest to volunteer we will contact you for an interview

If you have any queries when completing this application form, please phone 03 9663 6733 or e-mail enquiries@ds.org.au

    Personal details


    Preferred pronoun:

    Postal Address:

    Telephone (home):




    Please answer the following 3 questions if you are studying and are requiring a placement/volunteer work:

    What are you currently studying? Where are you studying? What level of your study are you at?

    If needing a placement/volunteer work - How many hours do you need? Over how long do you plan to do these hours?

    When do you need to start your placement/volunteer work by? When do you need to finish your placement/volunteer work by?

    Your Skills and Interests

    Have you done any work/ or been on a placement before? YesNo

    If you answered yes, please tell us a little about the experience:

    What has motivated you to get in touch with drummond street services?

    Do you have any particular skills or qualities that you could use in your placement/volunteer work?

    What type of placement/volunteer work interests you?On goingTerm baseAfter school activitiesProject based initiativesOnce off (working group, event)Other (please give an example)

    What part of our organisation do you want to do your placement/volunteer work at?

    When are you available for your placement/volunteer work? Totally Flexible OR:

    How did you find out about doing a placement/volunteer work with drummond street?

    Information / Outreach meetingdrummond street services WebsiteLeaflet / PosterWord of MouthYour place of studydrummond street staff memberMedia Radio/Television/NewspaperInternetOther

    The name of the website where you found about us:

    Is there any additional information you would like to bring to our attention?

    By submitting this questionnaire, I declare that the information I have provided is true.

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