Homework Club (High School)

High school students and Compass volunteers sitting on a table

As a Homework Club volunteer, you will help students attending an after school homework centre based in their school's library. The students will have diverse learning needs and with your help, they will develop lifelong independent learning and research skills.

The Homework Club is a flexible learning environment and the help you provide may vary each week. Students range in age from Years 7 to 12 and you may work with them one-on-one or in small groups. Individuals with expertise in specific subject areas (such as English, Maths, Science and more) are encouraged to volunteer.

Opportunities also exist to work in Homework Clubs working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Who should volunteer?

Join this volunteer program if you are:

  • Interested in helping students aged 12 to 18
  • Knowledgeable in specific subject areas
  • Comfortable working in a flexible learning environment (with different tasks each week)
  • Confident working with small groups of students as well as one-on-one
  • Available to volunteer each week for the duration of the program

Read the position description (PDF).

Program dates

The Homework Club program runs for 14 weeks, in two blocks:


Start Date

End Date

Block 1

(5 weeks)

Monday, 2 May 

(Semester 1, Week 9)

Friday, 3 June

(Semester 1, Week 13)

Block 2

(9 weeks)

Monday, 25 July

(Semester 2, Week 1)

Friday 23 September

(Semester 2, Week 9)


Volunteers must be available for all 14 weeks in order to participate.

Time commitment

Volunteers will need to be available for one 3.5 hour period per week after 3.00pm, Monday-Friday. This period includes 90 minutes of volunteering in school, and 2 hours of travel time to the school. You will volunteer at the same time each week.


Volunteers are placed at one high school for the duration of the program.

Volunteering 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.