Please Note: All in-school programs are currently suspended due to the situation with COVID-19 in Australia. There is no possible way to predict a firm starting date at this stage, but if you are interested and would like to be kept in the loop about this volunteering role, please continue to read more about it below and express your interest by hitting the 'Apply' button at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your support and please stay safe and well!
A not-for-profit Organisation that runs creative writing and storytelling workshops for marginalised young people, is seeking Volunteer Creative Writing Tutors in the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA.
About The Role:
Volunteers work with a small group of students, alongside expert storytellers, helping them to write the most exciting stories of their lives. The focus is on students from marginalised backgrounds, Indigenous students, students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, students from foster homes, students from difficult family circumstances, students who are very shy or very loud, students who may be hyperactive or disengaged. With your assistance, these young people are empowered to create stories of all kinds and develop the skills and confidence to find their voices and shape their futures.
The workshops cover a wide range of areas, but all focus on creative writing. You may be working on narrative fiction, poetry, performance script, a radio podcast, short film, memoir, letters, comic strips, or any number of other projects. All Volunteers are trained and well equipped in this innovative teaching model.
As the students come from a wealth of life experiences and backgrounds, the aim is to treat every one of them with respect, kindness and understanding. The workshops run for around 6-9 weeks of the school term and in school hours. Volunteers are asked to commit for 1-2 hours per week for the full 6-9 weeks, ensuring continuity of care for the students. No previous experience is necessary, just a love of writing and a desire to give back to the community.
Volunteer Tutors will need a Working With Children Check Clearance and need to be over 15 years of age and available during school hours. You will be asked to attend a three hour training session, after which you’ll be eligible to volunteer.
If have some time to give, patience to encourage and a genuine interest in helping a young person succeed, we would love to hear from you!