Volunteer with Compass in 2016

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.

We are seeking passionate and committed individuals to volunteer with Compass. The Compass volunteer program provides in-school practical experiences for University of Sydney students, staff and alumni.

Interested in becoming a Compass Volunteer in 2016?
Applications to volunteer with Compass are submitted online. They will be available on this website and will open on 10 February and close on 9 March 2016. 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.

Volunteer programs

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



Primary/High School



Word Up

Literacy tutoring

PS & Intensive English Centres


Weekly (14 weeks)

Little Hands

Occupational therapy


One-on-one or small groups

Weekly (11 - 14 weeks)

Numeracy Tutoring



One-on-one or small groups

Weekly (14 weeks)

Homework Club

Homework help



Weekly (14 weeks)

Classroom Activity Facilitators

Interactive presentations


Whole classroom

Four lessons across the year