Carringbush Adult Education supports adults from culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse backgrounds to develop skills and knowledge to further their education and employment pathways.

We combine education with community development to support individuals, families and communities to improve their English language and literacy, and build their capacity to access local services, engage in community events, participate in employment programs and pursue education opportunities. We work with disadvantaged individuals and vulnerable families using strengths-based approaches to support people to address their barriers to participation and to advocate for themselves and their families.

The role

Child and Family Literacy Support Volunteers assist young children to develop a broad range of skills with a focus on early literacy, through play, craft, story-telling, rhymes, songs and games. This program includes Parent-Child Mother Goose sessions, play time and information sessions. Families are from diverse backgrounds. Child participants are aged from infants to 5 years. Volunteers work in a team alongside qualified educators and family support practitioners from both Carringbush and City of Yarra Family, Youth and Children’s Services.


  • Support children to develop early literacy skills through play, story-telling, rhymes, songs and games
  • Support parent/carers to learn new skills and a range of songs, rhymes and stories to increase the parent/carer-child bond and family literacy
  • Support educators in facilitating activities for parents and children
  • Assist with room set up and pack up
  • Adhere to the Volunteer Code of Conduct, Occupational Health and Safety Policy, Child Safety Policy and Covid-19 Safety Policy and Agreement.

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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