Welcome to the Volunteer Class of Semester 2, 2011
1 September 2011
Compass is delighted to welcome the Volunteer Class of Semester 2, 2011: 46 passionate new volunteers from the University of Sydney student, staff and alumni communities. They will join 40 volunteers continuing from Semester 1 and will participate on the successful Word Up, Homework Club and Classroom Activity Facilitators programs.
The new recruits completed a week of volunteer training, covering topics such as social inclusion in higher education, working with ESL students and managing a primary school classroom. The volunteers participated enthusiastically (despite some early morning starts!) and commented that the training sessions were informative, practical and even inspiring. Thank you to the staff of Learning Solutions for use of their facilities and their continued support of the program.
The new volunteers bring a range of educational and professional experience - from studying Archeology to developing school holiday programs to English tutoring in Poland - and we look forward to having them in schools in Terms 3 and 4.