Volunteer in our Bright SPARKS Learning Club

With the help of our amazing team of volunteers we run after school learning clubs where newly arrived children from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds have the opportunity to build their confidence, develop and strengthen skills and enjoy positive relationships. The club’s focus is on broad learning and this is carried out through a variety of different fun and creative activities.

We need enthusiastic, energetic and positive volunteers who bring a sense of fun to activities. Volunteers need to be patient, approachable and sensitive to cross cultural issues and challenges. A team orientated attitude, commitment and reliability, and sound knowledge of English are expected from all our volunteers.

Please consider the following for this role:
● Are you available to attend induction training on Thursday 4th October?
● Can you commit for at least two school terms? Our programs usually run between 6 to 8 weeks in each school term.
● Can you travel to Fairfield, Liverpool or Guildford?
● Our programs are scheduled on specific days each week, Guildford and Liverpool on Mondays, Fairfield and Liverpool West on Thursdays.
● Sessions are from 3:00 to 4:30pm

We depend on our incredible volunteers to run this program. If you would like to help us help the children in our learning clubs, apply now.

For more information click here or call us on 4621 5557.

 Tutors we need you!

SPARK’s Bright Spark Tutor program pairs newly arrived refugee children in year 5 and 6 with a skilled volunteer Tutor who assists in the delivery of an individualised learning plan. We require Tutors with a formal qualification in Education, or equivalent experience teaching children: such as overseas teaching experience. Tutors work closely with children and their teachers in the delivery of a personalised learning plan, which has been agreed by all parties. Tutors may support children one-on one or in small groups. Contact hours are within school time, and are negotiable and agreed in advance. If your application is successful you will be required to attend our induction training on Thursday 4th October 2018.

Please note you must meet at least one of the items from the essential criteria below:

● University level qualification in Education or Teaching (Primary or High School), OR
● Equivalent experience teaching children: such as overseas teaching experience, OR
● Experience supporting primary aged children in school settings: such as School Learning Support Officer (SLSO), school councillor, school psychologist

● EALD, ESL or TEFL qualifications or experience
● Demonstrated experience in building positive relationships with teachers and children
● Sound knowledge of refugee issues
● Ability to speak a relevant community language (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Dinka)

We depend on our incredible volunteers to run this program. If you would like to join our team apply now.

For more information click here or call us on 4621 5557.


“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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