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Talking with Aussies Volunteer

  • Location: Adelaide SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Time Required

    As arranged with student and volunteer. Approximately 1 hour per week.

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Initial briefing session, volunteer gatherings, periodic meetings of volunteers.

  • Requirements

    Friendly outgoing manner, interested in other cultures, confidence in relating to international students. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and are required to receive a screening check prior to commencement.

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

Talking with Aussies (TWA) is a volunteer program to help international students improve their conversational English. Our volunteers come from a range of ages and backgrounds, and include domestic students, retirees, and working professionals. (Please note: current university international students are not eligible to apply for this role as a volunteer)

The way that TWA works is simple: we match volunteers from the community with current international students of the University of Adelaide, for one hour of one-on-one casual English conversation per week, on the University campus. There are no set topics or times that you are required to meet – it’s all up to you. For international students, TWA is a valuable and memorable experience for international students to practice English, and is often a highlight of their time in Adelaide.

NOTE: In order to apply for this volunteer role, please express your interest. You will then receive an email with a link to the volunteer application form. Please fill this in and submit it. You will then be given details about the next in-person volunteer briefing session at the University.

Please be mindful that we will only respond to those that have submitted the online volunteer application form.