The student volunteer program, offered by the Widening Participation and Outreach unit, gives you the opportunity to support young people under-represented in higher education.
We have volunteer-run Study Centres in local libraries to support high school students with their homework. If you volunteer in the program, we will provide support for the duration of the placement, and library staff will also be able to assist you while you volunteer.
As a volunteer, you will develop leadership skills and experience engaging with diverse communities. The program is a chance to:
You will receive a certificate for volunteering signed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Registrar. If you excel as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to join the Student Leader program, which is a paid program.
There are opportunities to volunteer at either Liverpool Library or Campbelltown Library (HJ Daley branch) for the 2020 Study Centre Program.
As a volunteer you will provide homework support to high school students, building rapport, trust and confidence in the people you tutor on a weekly basis. Volunteering involves:
You will be matched to individuals and groups based on your academic strengths and the needs of the students across a range of subject areas.
You will have to arrange your own transport to the libraries, but we will reimburse transport costs/mileage for public transport or if you drive yourself.
To volunteer for the program you will have to be available every Monday or Wednesday afternoon through Term 2 (April to July) and Term 3 (July to September). For exact dates, please review the position description.
If you have an internship or practical placement that would prevent you from making a weekly volunteering commitment for the duration of the program, contact the Student Leader and Volunteering Officer, Ella McDermott on +61 2 8327 8525 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to be a current student at the University of Sydney to apply.
To help in our Study Centre, you will be:
Review the Study Centre volunteer position description - 2019 Study Centre homework support position description before applying.
The next round of volunteer applications will open January 2020. When applications open, complete the online volunteer application.
Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend a brief interview with Widening Participation and Outreach staff. If you accept the offer of a position, you will be required to attend a volunteer induction session and program-specific training.
You will receive full training before you begin your volunteer placements. The modules your training will cover include: