Blacktown Libraries which has branches across Blacktown LGA (Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Lalor Park, Stanhope Gardens, Riverstone) runs a range of programs from young children to seniors and serves the diverse needs of the community.

The Role

There are a variety of programs available to choose from. Each program offers approximately 35 hours.

Lalor Park Reading Buddies

Students will help children choose a book and then sit with the children and read with them in the library. Each reading session is 20-30 minutes for the children but the program will be 3 hours per week, which includes set up and pack down. Training and induction will be provided prior to the program commencing.

Study Space for high school students at Mount Druitt Library

Provide students with additional space for study leading up to trials and end of year exams.  ACU students will host additional study space provided by Blacktown City Libraries. ACU students will build rapport with young people and provide a survey for students to fill in to see how Blacktown City Libraries can best meet their needs.

Conversation Café at Blacktown Library

The students will be hosting the conversations (with already designed conversation cards), ensuring that the environment is supportive and will be encouraging the participants to be involved in the conversations.

The simple structure of this event makes it feasible for anyone and everyone to become a part of the small group, being a part of conversations that move from trivial topics to conversations that matter. The goal is not to find answers, but to listen, develop ideas and say them.

Eligibility criteria

  • WWC
  • Police Check
  • COVID-19
  • Vax Certificate

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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