ID: 180209

Reading Helper in Schools

Education & Training Regular - less than 6 months Across: Wingello NSW, Mittagong NSW, Bowral NSW, Goulburn NSW, Thirlmere NSW, Colo Vale NSW, Stroud NSW, Windale NSW

About this opportunity

As a Volunteer Reading Helper at Reading Friends Australia Ltd, you will help by performing the following duties: • Listen to children reading one by one or in groups • Provide guidance with pronunciation, emphasis, and comprehension • Encourage and praise children in their efforts • Cooperate with school staff and other volunteers as required

Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

We are looking for a volunteer with the following skills, qualifications or experience to fill this volunteer role:
• ability to speak and read English
• a demonstrated interest in education and children wellbeing
• willingness to work with children with learning difficulties
• an understanding of issues of client confidentiality and the sensitive nature of child protection
• ability to follow directions
• ability to work independently and as part of a team
• experience working with children a plus

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

1 hour per week during school hours, more if you wish. Flexible hours.

Suitable for
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Younger Volunteers, under 18
Type of work
  • Education & Training
  • Library Services
  • Tutoring & Coaching

An induction training will be provided before commencement covering • Logistics - What happens when I arrive at the school? • Education – How to support children in reading. • Your supervisor • Confidentiality • Child Protection • Complaints & reporting procedures • Health & Safety • Rights & Responsibilities Ongoing training opportunities will be provided regularly.


Reading Friends Australia is registered for Volunteer Work with Centrelink.