ID: 141465

Creative Writing Workshop Tutor For Young People West and South West Sydney- #141465

Education & Training Regular - less than 6 months Across: Liverpool NSW, Mount Druitt NSW, Bidwill NSW, Campbelltown NSW, Granville NSW, Blacktown NSW, Birrong NSW, Mount Pritchard NSW

About this opportunity

Under the guidance and support of our expert storytellers, volunteers provide a vital role in working with our students in our creative writing workshops.

We're looking for volunteers to commence in Term 2 who can commit to volunteering between the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday, for 1-2 hours each week, the same time and day each week for a minimum of one school term (7-9 weeks).

Occasionally we run workshops from our Redfern and Parramatta centres, however a majority of our workshops are run in schools and community groups across Sydney and Western Sydney where our students are based. If you're signing up to volunteer, keep in mind that currently our greatest need is within Western Sydney, particularly our schools in the Blacktown, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Cumberland and Canterbury-Bankstown LGA areas. We have very limited opportunities available in inner city locations.

We do not need volunteers to be trained teachers or writers; indeed your main role is to help the students feel safe, give them permission to be creative, and help them feel excited about the writing process. You will likely have traits including patience, kindness, flexibility and a sense of humour.

Volunteers will be required to follow the COVID Safe procedures provided by the schools.

Benefits: The reward of helping young people improve their literacy and find their voice. In many cases, the learning of new skills in creativity, leadership, writing, and communication.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Usually 1-2 hours per week on weekdays - schedule up to you and what fits.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Work Experience
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Education & Training
  • Tutoring & Coaching
Training

1 hour information session and 3 hours training prior to commencement.

Reimbursement

Travel costs will be discussed