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Become a Vinnies Volunteer - Education Program

St Vincent de Paul Society (Vic)
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VOLUNTEER WITH US, BECAUSE GOOD WORKS!

Who: Volunteers to support children in our Education Programs

When & Where: Different days depending on program, please see below

  • Maidstone: Thursday 3.00pm - 5.00pm. Maidstone Community Centre, 21 Yardley Street, Maidstone

  • Noble Park: Tuesday 3.00pm - 5.00pm. St Anthony’s Primary School, 90 Buckley Street, Noble Park

  • West Warrnambool: Wednesday 3.00pm - 5.00pm. St Pius X Primary School, 32 Hoddle St, Warrnambool

  • East Warrnambool: Tuesday 3.30pm-4.45pm. Warrnambool East Primary School, Nicholson St, Warrnambool VIC 3280

  • Dandenong: Saturdays during the school term 9.30am–12.30pm. St Mary’s Primary School, 77–91 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175

  • Heidelberg: Tuesday 3.00pm- 5.00pm. St Pius X Catholic Primary School, 419 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West

  • Northcote: Wednesday 3.00pm 4.45pm. St Joseph’s primary school, 39 James Street, Northcote

  • Melton: Wednesday 3.45pm - 5.15pm. Melton Community Centre 239 Station Road, Melton

The Good Works you will be involved in: Our Education Program volunteers are passionate about learning and seek to motivate the young participants in our programs with this enthusiasm. They use a growth mindset, strength based approach to student driven learning. You may work with a small group of students to develop a love of reading and discussing of books. It will be incredibly motivating seeing the students develop in their education thanks to your support.

Requirements: No experience required. A Working with Children’s Check and Police Check is required before you commence, arranged and paid for by St Vincent de Paul. You will also be required to complete an online Child Safety & Food Handling Course. St Vincent de Paul will assist you in acquiring all checks. No cost is involved

We are looking for people with:

  • A positive attitude!
  • A passion for helping others and giving back to your local community
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to build rapport in a respectful manner with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures
  • The ability to act with empathy and without judgement
  • The ability to commit to shifts once a week at least 2 school terms
  • Someone looking to join a supportive, like-minded and committed team of volunteers who make a real difference in the lives of young people

As a volunteer you will be able to:

  • First and foremost, read with the students or support them to complete their homework!
  • Help students from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to develop their social and language skills in a fun learning environment
  • Provide direction, support and guidance to the students where needed

We can offer you...

  • Space to develop your interpersonal and communication skills
  • Develop an understanding of working in CALD and supporting young people from a range of different backgrounds
  • Experience in a respected national not-for-profit organisation
  • A fun and supportive working environment
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Initial and ongoing training opportunities
  • The opportunity to build lifelong friendships with other volunteers

How do I apply? Please use the form below to apply and be a part of something both exciting and meaningful! The Volunteer Recruitment Team will then be in touch with you to guide you through the next steps

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences.

We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.