Multiple volunteering opportunities are currently available with the Smith Family. See below and visit the website to find out more
Homework Learning Club
This role provides the opportunity to use and enhance your tutoring, mentoring, and relationship skills, alongside other passionate team members!
Volunteer Learning Club Tutors assist students with homework tasks and structured activities, using materials provided by The Smith Family. You will be supporting students in their educational and personal development. Through this role, volunteers provide critical, direct support for the educational and social development of disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves. Your experience, or the desire to gain experience with children and younger people will serve you well in this safe and supportive out of school hours learning environment, where students have the opportunity to access resources, expertise and assistance with their homework and curriculum content.
What are Learning Clubs?
Learning Clubs provide a safe and supportive out-of-school learning environment where primary or secondary students can participate in activities that develop their academic and social skills. Students have the opportunity to access resources, expertise and assistance with their homework and curriculum content. Clubs usually run for at least 2 terms, and children attend once or twice a week for approximately one hour at no cost. Learning Clubs may differ across the country according to community needs. For example, some clubs provide homework support, or literacy and numeracy tutoring to assist children and young people to benefit more fully from their school based learning.
Training is provided to ensure all new volunteers feel confident and equipped for their tutoring role.
What does a Volunteer Tutor do?
More about you:
Many young people disengage from their education and drop out of school during their teenage years. The impact of growing up in disadvantage creates barriers that can make it even more difficult to see the benefit of completing Year 12. Leaving school early also affects the work choices available to young people. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds sometimes have a more limited network of people to talk to about career opportunities.
iTrack is an online mentoring program for high school students in Years 9 to 11. Students are matched with a supportive adult (other than a teacher or parent) who volunteers as a mentor and provides the student with general encouragement and advice and guidance about workplace, study and career opportunities. Students and mentors communicate over an 18 week period.