- Location: Anywhere
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Education & Training
One hour per week for 6 months. In your own home location via SKYPE from your computer, phone or a tablet.
- People Learning English
- Skilled Volunteers
- Online & Remote Volunteers
- Wheelchair Access
Type of work
- Education & Training
- Tutoring & Coaching
- Companionship & Social Support
Online training course of approximately 15 hours in total, divided into 3 parts.
- Working with Children Check *
- National Police Certificate *
Access to a computer or phone with SKYPE.
A positive attitude and a desire to assist migrants and refugees become a part of our community.
May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
ADULT MIGRANT ENGLISH PROGRAM (AMEP) The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) was established in 1948 and was legislated under the Immigration (Education) Act 1971. The AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. It provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition for eligible new, adult migrants and refugees to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills. TAFE NSW plays an important role in promoting the value of the program to students and the community. The program supports the development of knowledge and skills that significantly improves the lives of students by providing pathways to greater social participation, employment, further study and training.
VOLUNTEER TUTOR PROGRAM (VTP) The Volunteer Tutor Program engages volunteers to provide English language tuition and practice for 1-2 hours per week to migrants and refugees who are eligible for the AMEP. The one-to-one lessons will be conducted via SKYPE - to reach migrants and refugees who may be located in remote regional areas. TAFE NSW recruits, trains and matches tutors to students.
TRAINING TO BE AN AMEP VOLUNTEER TUTOR SKYPE Volunteer Tutors will be trained using an online resource "A Course in Volunteer English Language Tutoring". The training course is designed to be the equivalent of a minimum of 15 hours face to face.
VOLUNTEER TUTOR SESSIONS AMEP students are entitled to 1 hour per week of Volunteer Tutor Program support as part of their AMEP entitlement. Students on refugee visas can have up to 2 hours per week of Volunteer Tutor Program support as part of their Settlement Preparatory Plan (SPP) hours. The weekly SKYPE session time and day will be negotiated between the Volunteer Tutor and the student.
ONGOING TRAINING AND SUPPORT The Volunteer Tutor Program Coordinator will support volunteer tutors through regular communication and providing training updates. TAFE highly values all volunteer tutors’ contribution to the program, we will continue to assist and support you with your work as a Volunteer Tutor.
BENEFITS OF BEING A VOLUNTEER ENGLISH TUTOR - SKYPE People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some people it gives them the opportunity to give something back to the community or to make a difference to the people in their community. For others volunteering provides an opportunity to develop new skills or enhance their existing knowledge and experience. When you choose to become a volunteer you will be: * Making a positive and personal contribution to the community * Gaining rewarding cross-cultural experiences and skills in tutoring * Connecting people to our community * Being able to support someone while still in your own home via SKYPE * Attending social functions for Volunteer Tutors.
The process to become a Volunteer tutor involves 5 stages:
- Preparation. Gathering your documentation to upload into your application.
- Application Completing your application and uploading documentation via Better Impact (our Volunteer Management system) – this link is below.
- Interview. Once your application and documentation has been processed we will arrange a 15 minute telephone interview at a time to suit you.
- Training. You will complete a 15 hour online Tutor Training program that is self-paced.
- Matching. We will start working on matching you to a student.
You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.