The Equity Pathways team is looking for enthusiastic ACU students or staff willing to commit to weekly attendance (during school terms only) at Earnshaw State College (which is literally down the road from ACU) to support Indigenous students from years three to six in maths. Up to five places are available.
Kedron State High School is located on Brisbane’s north side and has a large population of students from refugee and migrant backgrounds. ACU Engagement partners with the school in supporting an afternoon homework club where these students can receive support for their homework tasks and assignments.
If you’re passionate about safety, understanding, belonging and success for young people with learning and perceptual disabilities, then the Modified Rugby Program (MRP) Colts division is for you. No rugby experience is necessary. There are 30 places and 30 hours per student, per season available.
The Read To Learn Program (RTL) supports primary school children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and refugee backgrounds, who have also been identified as requiring additional support to develop their reading and literacy skills.
The Atherton Gardens Homework Support program is a partnership between ACU and The Smith Family, and offers weekly after school homework support to local primary school students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and refugee backgrounds.
**This opportunity is full for semester 2. It will open again in 2019**Catholic Healthcare provides a range of volunteering opportunities, predominantly though providing social support to clients either in day-care centres or by visiting residents in a facility, although there can be occasional opportunities to do office based volunteering.
**This opportunity is full for semester 2. It will open again in 2019**The John Berne School’s priority is to prepare students for a return to mainstream education, for entering trade training or other employment options. ACU students will work with students one on one or in small group situations to support them with their classwork.
The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports kids living in families affected by mental illness. The program provides recreational, educational camps and other activities, giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment. Kids have the opportunity to meet other kids in similar families and develop new friendships.
ACU students enrolled in a Bachelor Degree program work with new International English Language (ELICOS) students to assist them with adjusting to ACU and Sydney. ACU Students help ELICOS Students to feel more integrated and help them to build a social network with local students already in their future degree programs.
As a Compeer volunteer, you will be matched in a one-to-one friendship with a socially isolated adult living with a mental illness. You will meet together in a public setting and enjoy your planned social activities. Meetings occur on a regular basis, for a period of at least 12 months. This commitment allows you to build an authentic friendship and have a lot of fun in the process. You might enjoy a coffee and chat together, go to a sporting event, have lunch or see a movie, or go to a Compeer Social event. It’s up to the both of you to decide.
VINES is Vinnies, Inspiring, Networking, Education and Support. St Vincent de Paul and the Scout Association of Australia (ACT) are working in collaboration to deliver a project to support young people at risk. The service aims to encourage young people at risk to rediscover their better and stronger inner selves by providing a range of activities aimed at positive outcomes such as building new life skills, networking, social and emotional development.
Vinnies has 26 retail centres in our ACT/NSW region and a warehouse located in Canberra. The roles available within our centres are Team Leader, Retail Assistant, Donation Sorting, General Hand and Driver & Delivery Offsider.
Are you looking for a rewarding and flexible volunteer experience? St Vincent de Paul’s COMPEER program is seeking friendly, accepting volunteers to offer the gift of friendship for one hour each week to a person isolated through mental illness.
A program run by the St Vincent de Paul Society that empowers teenagers from regional Victoria to make a difference in their community, while supporting children and families support by the Society. Roadshow supports teenagers to realise that they take an active part in social justice. It also teaches skills that can then apply elsewhere in our lives. The program gives parents who are struggling a break and gives their children a fun-filled day! It’s also great fun and a great way to meet likeminded people!!
Vinnies Kids Camps run to provide children from a range of family backgrounds a week away that is full of fun, enthusiasm and new experiences. With Vincentian values guiding our camps we strive to provide camp experiences that provide children with a happy, safe and fun holiday, free of charge, and provide their parents with some respite.
Vinnies Education Programs are free education services providing assistance to students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The programs assist students with literacy and numeracy, as well as general social and academic support, helping to improve overall educational outcomes. Students from Prep to Year 12 attend the tutoring programs, and receive support from a team of volunteer tutors. Each program focuses on different age groups and educational outcomes, which include: homework, additional literacy or numeracy assistance or reading support.
Since 1975, the Soup Van Program has been providing in excess of 250,000 meals a year to individuals experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Each of our 1,000 dedicated volunteers bring their unique skills, knowledge and passion to the Soup Van Program. Our teams provides delicious food, hospitality and conversation with individuals seeking our assistance.
A weekly opportunity for young Mums and their children to meet other local young Mums and enjoy learning African and hip hop dancing as well as other developmentally appropriate activities. It also provides support with education and employment pathways.
Brisbane City are delighted to announce the start of the F.F.A Disability inclusive football program. We are extremely humbled to have a fantastic partner in the Brisbane Paralympic Program and Mercy Community services helping us deliver a first class inclusive football program for players of all ages and abilities.
Vinnies is seeking volunteers to get involved in a new and exciting program for migrant and refugee children in Kindy up to Year 6. Volunteers work with children in a classroom setting to increase their English skills and build self-esteem.
Tutor and Mentor support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in class and outside of the classroom one-on-one, as well as in small groups. Tutors are rewarded with an ARTIE Academy Shirt and Thank You gift cards (Coles Myer / BP Fuel) for their time.
HARDA (Horn of Africa Relief and Development Agency) works to unite refugees and migrants from all Horn of Africa countries in Australia, through their community leaders, in order to act as a strong and effective advocate and lobbyist for their issues and concerns, both in Australia and internationally. The AMEP takes a holistic personalised approach to help unemployed African migrants (mainly women who are former refugees from South Sudan) to overcome barriers to employment.
Support the Brotherhood of St Lawrence by volunteering at one of their Melbourne based residential homes or day centres and be involved in one on one and group socialisation activities with residents of Sumner House and the Coolibah Centre in Fitzroy and Sambell Lodge in Clifton Hill.
**This opportunity is full for semester 2. It will open again in 2019**Providing one-on-one support to students working on a variety of inquiry based project or literacy/numeracy projects in a special assistance school.
5678 Film Club is a three-year project which supports young people making the transition between primary and secondary school in Collingwood, Melbourne. 5678 Film Club runs as a weekly after-school film club where Polyglot Theatre and a small group of professional filmmakers undertake creative workshops, mentoring and building a peer network with up to 25 young people.
Your Side Australia is a leading provider of support services for older people, people living with a disability or mental health condition and their carers across Sydney. Friendship Space brings together people aged 50 and older who may be feeling isolated to meet and connect with their local community members over morning tea. It is held every Tuesday and Thursday in an easy-to-access dedicated space within local shopping centres.
Your Side Australia is a leading provider of support services specialising in aged care support for over 65s, disability services for individuals living with a disability, people living with mental illness, their carers and providers.
DePaul House is a 12 bed alcohol and other drugs withdrawal unit based at St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy. A broad range of wellbeing groups are held each week, which focus on physical and mental health. Currently these include gentle exercise, art, meditation, shiatsu, acupuncture and music.