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Talking with Aussies Volunteer - Virtual

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

    As arranged with student and volunteer. Approximately 1 hour per week. * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role be a maximum of 15-16 hours 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 online. 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 volunteer briefing session which may occur either over the phone/zoom or Skype.

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

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.