- Location: Across: Liverpool NSW, Parramatta NSW, Guildford NSW
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Migrant Services
1.5 hours per week, 3:00 - 4:30pm, week days.
- Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
- Arts, Craft, & Photography
- Education & Training
- Tutoring & Coaching
Next Full day orientation training Monday 15 April, 2019
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Bright Sparks creates a fun learning space where children of refugee background are given an opportunity to build their confidence and develop friendships. We do this by providing a reliable and consistent after school program where primary aged children engage in a range of games and activities with peers and community members.
You need to be enthusiastic, energetic and positive and bring a sense of fun to activities. You also need to be patient, approachable and sensitive to cross cultural issues and challenges. A team orientated attitude, commitment and reliability, and sound knowledge of English are expected from all volunteers.
- Attendance at induction training on Monday 15 April, 2019 • Commitment of at least two school terms (6 months) • Willing to travel to either Fairfield, Liverpool or Guildford • As this is a child-related volunteer position, you will be required to undergo background checks, including referee checks, a National Police Check and completion of the Working with Children Check (Volunteer) Minimum age is 16 years.
Benefits: • Experiencing the diversity and richness of other cultures • Contributing to community focused program with the aim of empowerment and capacity building • A fun and creative and interactive way to volunteer and contribute • Ongoing training and learning new skills • Rewarding and fulfilling experience in helping others • Well-supported volunteer program with training and help always available • Opportunity to meet new people and share ideas and enjoy SPARK volunteer events • A written reference from SPARK can be requested, if volunteers volunteer for two or more school terms.
Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.
Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay.
If this your first time volunteering, or your first time volunteering in Australia, you may wish to attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday and learn more about volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Details on how to register for this seminar will be included on the email you receive when you Express Interest in this role.