Training

Training is provided for all Compass volunteers to ensure that they are best equipped to fulfil their role. The training, tailored for each Compass volunteer program, gives our volunteers the skills and confidence to succeed in our partner schools. In addition to the personal development benefits, the training is a chance to meet other volunteers who will be on the program.

Training Program

A group photo of Compass volunteers

Each Compass volunteer program has a specialised training program that all volunteers must complete:

All volunteers need to attend the Compass Volunteer Induction training session once.

Where possible, we have organised for training sessions to be held twice to provide flexibility. The compulsory training sessions for each volunteer program are listed below:

Training Schedule - Semester 1, 2014

Click here to download the Compass Volunteer Training Schedule for Semester 1, 2014 (PDF).

Word Up

  1. Compass Volunteer Induction (2 hours)
  2. Word Up Volunteer Training (5 hours)

Homework Club

  1. Compass Volunteer Induction (2 hours)
  2. Group Facilitation Skills (3 hours)
  3. Working in a homework club (2 hours)

Classroom Activity Facilitators

  1. Compass Volunteer Induction (2 hours)
  2. Group Facilitation Skills (3 hours)
  3. Working as a Classroom Activity Facilitator (2 hours)

Numeracy Training

  1. Compass Volunteer Induction (2 hours)
  2. Numeracy Tutor Training (4 hours)

Venue

Training will be held on the University of Sydney, Camperdown campus. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Registration

Before you can attend training, you must first apply and then attend a Compass volunteer interview.

For further information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or .