School community work (volunteering work) is community work undertaken by students which:
- supports students' learning and career development;
- directly benefits the community;
- is organised by the school; and
- is approved by the principal of the school as school community work.
School community work should be undertaken voluntarily by students and they must not receive any remuneration or reward for this work.
School community work resources
The Department has developed a set of resources to support Victorian government schools to arrange school community work placements and protect the health, safety and welfare of volunteer student workers. Schools are encouraged to refer to these resources when arranging school community work.