Classroom Activity Facilitators

Children in a classroom with Compass Volunteers

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. We are looking for dynamic communicators to show primary school students the possibilities of higher education.

As a Classroom Activity Facilitators volunteer, you will deliver interactive presentations. You will be paired with another volunteer for each workshop and present fun and engaging material to primary school classrooms. 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 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

2016 dates will be provided by February 2016. Sessions are flexible and will generally be spread across Semesters 1 and 2, 2016.

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 opportunities are available across Sydney's metropolitan area. Further details about specific schools on the program will be provided once applications open.


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


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