Since 2001, La Trobe University students have had the unique opportunity to gain valuable industry career experiences by being involved with the Energy Breakthrough.

Volunteering with the Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough, Victoria is a fantastic way for La Trobe students to develop real-life skills and build their network of industry professionals while inspiring future generations about their own career possibilities. You might even be lucky enough to score credit points for your University coursework, too. (Check with your lecturer on this).

All La Trobe University students who volunteer at the Energy Breakthrough will go in the draw to win one of ten (10) tickets to see the National Gallery of Victoria’s new KAWS exhibition on until 13 April 2020 (Learn more >). Plus the opportunity to experience life in regional Victoria during this pinnacle event in Maryborough.

Key Volunteering dates and times for La Trobe University students:

  • Thursday 21 November 2019 (8am – 5:30pm)
  • Friday 22 November 2019 (8am – 5:30pm)
  • Saturday 23 November 2019 (9am – 2:00pm)

You’ll receive:

  • La Trobe University x Energy Breakthrough t-shirt
  • Energy Breakthrough cap
  • Meals for the day
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Assistance with transport to Maryborough
  • Accommodation, if volunteering for more than one day overnight

By volunteering, you’ll also meet like-minded people, have fun and feel great about making a positive difference for students from across Australia.

Learn more about the Energy Breakthrough >

La Trobe University Student Roles
  • Judge – Display & Presentation
  • Judge – Design & Construction
  • Judge / Marshall– Pushcarts

  • Judge – Innovations in Technology



Volunteer sign-ups have now closed for this year.