Volunteer with Compass in 2015

Since 2009, Compass volunteers have been providing students at our partner schools with profound educational opportunities. They help school students with reading, numeracy and homework, and deliver enriched learning experiences. Hundreds of school students across Sydney have benefited from the expertise and enthusiasm of our yellow shirted Compass volunteers.

We are seeking passionate and committed individuals to volunteer with Compass. This is your chance to take part in a program that is making a significant contribution to the wider community. The Compass volunteer program provides in-school practical experiences for University of Sydney students, staff and alumni as well as further opportunities for a prolonged commitment (see Volunteer Rewards Strategy).

Applications to volunteer with Compass are submitted online and will be available on this website from 9 February – 6 March 2015. In the meantime you can register your interest in volunteering here and we will contact you once applications are open. All volunteering takes place during University semesters 1 and 2, without interfering with STUVAC, exam periods or University holidays.

Why volunteer?

By committing only one to two hours per week, you can:

  • Make a difference in the lives and education of school students.
  • Develop valuable skills through the comprehensive volunteer training program and gain experience that employers seek.
  • Learn about the community as you become a valued member of our partner schools.
  • Have fun, meet like-minded volunteers and make new friends.

Find out what our volunteers think of their experience.

Volunteer programs

We run a number of successful programs in our partner schools, with opportunities to suit all volunteers.

Program

Focus

Primary/High School

Setting

Commitment

Word Up

Literacy tutoring

PS (& IEC)

One-on-one

Weekly (15 weeks)

Little Hands

Occupational therapy

PS

One-on-one or small groups

Weekly (11 weeks)

Numeracy Tutoring

Numeracy

HS

One-on-one or small groups

Weekly (15 weeks)

Homework Club

Homework help

HS

One-on-one or small groups

Weekly (15 weeks)

Classroom Activity Facilitators

Interactive presentations

PS

Classroom

Four lessons