ID: 147551

Volunteers needed to listen to students read in the classroom - Point Cook VIC

Education & Training Regular - more than 6 months Point Cook VIC

About this opportunity

At EdConnect we are training and mobilising an army of volunteers, particularly retirees and seniors, to provide life changing mentoring and learning support in schools for students who are at risk of not fulfilling their educational potential.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist students during school hours. Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum 1 hour per week. We are looking for volunteers who can listen to students read in classrooms. Volunteers need to be compassionate, patient and be willing to genuinely help students.

Many of our current volunteers find this program personally rewarding as they help students thrive. The impact volunteers can make on a young person’s life goes well beyond their school years. This is an opportunity to not only help, shape, and support young people and schools, it may even enrich a volunteers life as well.

We’ve recruited and trained thousands of volunteers who have helped many more thousands of young people throughout Australia. At any one time we have over 1,000 volunteers active in schools in over 260 schools across the country.

Every year, our volunteers provide life-changing – potentially life-saving – support for more than 5,000 young people. We’re talking about academic, emotional and everyday support that provides both a safety net and a springboard for students who might otherwise struggle.

If you are looking to make a difference in a young person’s life, please contact us on 1800 668 550.

Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

Patient, honest, kind, sensitivity, trustworthy, flexible, accepting, punctual, non judgemental, supportive, encouraging and reliable. Good communication, literacy and numeracy skills. Experience in working with and supporting children.

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

1-2 hours per week

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Education & Training
  • Tutoring & Coaching

Edconnect will provide training