- Location: Heidelberg West VIC
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Education & Training
Our West Heidelberg Reading Club Program is available on Tuesdays between 3.15pm - 5pm, during school terms. We are looking for volunteers with the ability to commit to shifts once a week for at least 6 months.
- Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
- Disability Support
- Education & Training
- Tutoring & Coaching
Gain access to valuable coaching and mentoring opportunities, continued professional development and a range of other volunteering opportunities with our supportive organisation.
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
**Do you: **
Have a passion for teaching or helping young people thrive?
Enjoy supporting young student’s education?
Have a background in (or currently studying) Teaching, Speech Pathology, Special Education or Social Work?
Love giving back to your local community? If you do, we would love you to join the West Heidelberg Reading Club Program. The West Heidelberg Reading Club Program is seeking Volunteer Tutors to join our Reading Club Program. This is a great opportunity for individuals who have either studied (or are currently studying) a Bachelor of Education, Special Education, Speech Pathology or other relevant degree – and/or those who have previous experience working with young people - particularly individuals on the autism spectrum. You will be joining a supportive, like-minded and committed team of Volunteers who make a real difference in the lives of these young people through the tutoring services provided. There are many aspects for you to get involved in as a Volunteer Tutor, including:
Assisting students on the autism spectrum
supporting their education by helping with their language development, school work and readings
Helping students from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to develop their social and language skills in a fun learning environment
Providing direction, support and guidance to the students A little about our West Heidelberg Reading Club Program: The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering ‘a hand up’ to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their destiny by providing practical support, advocacy and friendship. The Society is one of the most recognised and highly regarded charitable organisations that has been providing support to Victorians for over 160 years. The West Heidelberg Reading Club Program is a vibrant and exciting free community service that provides reading and learning opportunities to Grade 3 to Grade 6 students from St Pius X, Primary School in West Heidelberg. We help a range of students from various migrant, refugee, special needs and/or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Our Volunteers are passionate and committed, thus allowing students to build trusting relationships and a good support network, where their education can thrive! Our West Heidelberg Reading Club Program is available on Tuesdays between 3.15pm - 5pm, during school terms. What skills do you need to be a Volunteer for the Reading Club? We are looking for individuals with:
A background in and/or relevant degree (or currently studying) a Bachelor of Education, Speech Pathology, Special Education, Education Support or Social Work
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
An ability to build rapport in a respectful manner with individuals from a range of backgrounds and cultures
A passion for helping others and giving back to your local community
The ability to act with empathy and without judgement
The ability to commit to shifts once a week for at least 6 months We offer the opportunity to:
Make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people
Apply your skills in Teaching, Speech Pathology and/or Special Education
Gain access to valuable coaching and mentoring opportunities, continued professional development and a range of other volunteering opportunities with our supportive organisation
Be part of a strong team that makes a significant impact to our local community
Build lifelong friendships How to apply: To apply for the Volunteering opportunities with the West Heidelberg Reading Club, please complete the online application form and attach your resume.
Prior to engaging with any Volunteer activity with the St. Vincent de Paul Society some checks are required. These will include a National Criminal History Police Check and current Working with Children Check. St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety.
Thank you for your interest in joining our Reading Club, we look forward to speaking with you soon!