Program description

St Vincent de Paul are facilitating a new model of connecting mentor / volunteers with migrants that need assistance improving their Conversational English.

Outcomes of the program are:

  • Increased proficiency in English
  • Improved social skills and sense of social inclusion
  • Increased networks and meeting new friends
  • Greater access to employment & training opportunities

Student position description

ACU students help run activities and one on one conversation with participants. This program is beneficial for ACU students in building cultural competencies and understanding the role of community organisations.

Student requirements

Students will be required to:

  • Have a Working with Children Check Clearance;
  • Consent to undertake a National Police Check through the St Vincent de Paul Society; and
  • Undertake an interview.


Our Lady of Dolours meeting rooms, 96 Archer St, Chatswood

Operating times and commitment

Every Thursday evening 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Application deadline

Apply ASAP.

Agency contact details

Please email your expression of interest to

In your email please indicate:

  • your student number;
  • your community engagement unit;
  • your availability to participate in this program;
  • the number of placement hours you would like to complete with the St Vincent de Paul Society; and
  • whether you have a Working With Children Check Clearance.


ACU Policy & Procedure

ACU Policies and Procedures aim to keep both you and the communities you interact with legally, physically and ethically safe. It is a requirement of all community engagement placements that you read and familiarise yourself with ACU policies and procedures prior to commencement.

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