Volunteer with West Warrnambool Education Program

Job No: SVDP919
Location: Warrnambool



Who: Volunteers to support children in our West Warrnambool Education Program

When: Tuesday between 3.00pm - 5pm, during Victorian school terms

Where: St Pius X Primary School 32 Hoddle Street Warrnambool VIC

Requirements: No experience required. Working with Children’s Check and Police Check arranged by St Vincent de Paul. St Vincent de Paul will assist you in acquiring these checks and completing a food handling course.

We are looking for people with:

  • A passion for helping others and giving back to your local community
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to build rapport in a respectful manner with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures
  • The ability to act with empathy and without judgement
  • The ability to commit to shifts once a week at least 2 school terms.
  • Someone looking to join a supportive, like-minded and committed team of volunteers who make a real difference in the lives of young people

As a volunteer you will be able to:

  • First and foremost, read with the students or support them to complete their homework!
  • Help students from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to develop their social and language skills in a fun learning environment
  • Provide direction, support and guidance to the students where needed

We can offer you...

  • Initial and ongoing training opportunities!
  • The opportunity to build lifelong friendships with other volunteers

More about West Warrnambool Education Program:

The West Warrnambool Education Program is a vibrant, free community service that provides reading and learning opportunities to students from grade 1 to grade 6. At the education programs we help a range of students from various migrant, refugee, special needs and/or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Our volunteers are passionate and committed, enabling students to build trusting relationships and a good support network, where their education can thrive!

This is a great opportunity for retirees, people returning to the work force or people who are studying or have studied Education, Special Education. People who have previous experience working with young people in any capacity are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please call Alison on 9895 5911 or Rachel on 9895 5912

How to apply:    

To apply for the Volunteering opportunities with the West Warrnambool Education Program, please complete the online application form below

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety.

Please note: Prior to engaging in any Volunteer activity with the St Vincent de Paul Society some checks are required. These will include a National Criminal History Police Check and current Working with Children Check.

Please note: Opportunities are only available to those aged 18 years and over. This is not an approved Centrelink activity.

Thank you for your interest in joining our Program, we look forward to speaking with you soon!


We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences.

We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.



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