Volunteer

SPARK is recruiting for the following roles

Bright Sparks Volunteers

Bright Sparks Volunteers assist children from Kindergarten to Year 6 with educational, social and cultural activities. They work with refugee and migrant children in Primary schools in Western Sydney, one afternoon a week from 3 to 4:30pm.

Please consider the following for this role:

  • Runs for 8 weeks in each 10 week school term
  • Sessions from 3:00 to 4:30pm
  • Located in primary schools in the Fairfield and Liverpool areas

Bright Sparks Tutor Volunteers

SPARK’s Bright Spark Tutor program pairs newly arrived children in year 5 and 6 with a skilled volunteer tutor (with a formal qualification in Education) who assists in the delivery of an individualised learning plan. There is a strong focus on improving the child’s English language skills and developing their skills for learning in the classroom.

 Please consider the following for this role:

  • Runs for 8 weeks in each 10 week school term
  • Sessions during school hours at times that suit the school and tutor
  • Tutor will work with a single child with a work plan
  • Located in primary schools in western Sydney

 Active Kids Volunteers

Active Kids volunteers assist SPARK staff in planning, preparing and running a program of active sports and games.  The Active Kids program aims at encouraging social inclusion and building confidence among migrant and refugee kids in primary schools. This is an hands on role with lots of room for creativity.

Please consider the following for this role:

  • Runs for 6 weeks in each 10 week school term
  • Sessions from 2:30 to 4:00pm
  • Located in primary schools in the Fairfield and Liverpool areas

Little Sparks Volunteers  (Currently not recruiting)

Little Sparks volunteers assist SPARK staff in running an Early Years Learning program. Volunteers will be engaging and supervising 0-5 year old children in developmentally appropriate activities.

Please consider the following for this role:

  • Runs on an ad-hoc basis to support parent programs
  • Sessions may be during school hours
  • Located in primary schools in Western Sydney

Community Events & Activities Volunteer

Community Events & Activities Volunteers support SPARK by helping at the events and one-off activities. This is a varied and flexible role where volunteers can participate in a range of community events like bush-walking, family excursions, community dinners and sports events. Sign up for this role is you are able to attend two events a year .

Please consider the following for this role:

  • Runs on an ad-hoc basis, primarily one-off events
  • May be held on weekends and during school holidays, or in school hours
  • Primarily located in primary schools in Western Sydney

Apply now!

 

“Thank you SPARK for this fantastic opportunity to work with these lovely children. It has been a great year and I have really enjoyed it. I have not only gained important skills in establishing interpersonal relationships with many students and other volunteers but it has offered me also a brilliant way to get some life experience and has provided me with a sense of giving back to the community” – SPARK Volunteer

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