Classroom Activity Facilitators

Children in a classroom with Compass Volunteers

We are looking for dynamic communicators to show primary school students the possibilities of higher education. School students are less likely to consider higher education unless they have firsthand experience of a university campus. Compass provides a structured program for primary school students to visit the university and participate in activities in the classroom to build on their university experience.

As a Classroom Activity Facilitators volunteer, you will deliver an interactive presentation as part of this structured program. You will be paired with another volunteer for each workshop and present fun and engaging material to a primary school classroom. The presentations consolidate what students have learnt during their university visit, extend this knowledge and make links to higher education. Full training is provided to ensure you are familiar with the content (which can cover ancient history, performance studies or science) and that you can deliver presentations confidently.

Who should volunteer?

Join this volunteer program if you are:

  • Passionate about higher education
  • Comfortable with public speaking and presenting to a classroom of students aged 8 to 12
  • Knowledgeable, or keen to learn more, about ancient history, performance studies or science
  • Available to volunteer for at least 2 workshops during the semester

Read the position description (PDF).

Program dates

Topics Delivery period
Discover Uni Thursday 8 May to Friday 30 May
Ancient history 20 May to 6 June
19 August to 5 September
Science Thursday 22 July to Friday 15 August
Performance Studies Tuesday 9 September to Friday 19 September

Workshops will not be scheduled during University study vacations, exams or holidays, or school holidays.

Time commitment

Workshops will be delivered in school, during normal school hours. Volunteers can opt in for workshops when they are available and the overall time commitment for each workshop is 3 hours (includes travel time to and from the school).


Workshops will be organised at our partner schools across Sydney throughout the semester. Volunteers can opt-in for workshops at schools that are conveniently located for them.

Volunteer opportunities are available across Sydney, including:

  • Athelstane Public School
  • Bexley Public School
  • Condell Park Public School
  • Fairfield Public School
  • Kogarah Public School
  • Marrickville West Public School
  • Panania Public School
  • Picnic Point Public School
  • Revesby South Public School
  • Villawood East Public School
  • Wattawa Heights Public School
  • Yagoona Public School


Compass will reimburse transport costs/mileage to a maximum of $20 per week.


Full training is provided. Please click here for further information.