We currently have a waiting-list for volunteers.
Tutors: Day-time programs
We periodically need new volunteer tutors to help our students on a one-on-one or small group basis. All our students benefits from extra assistance with reading, writing, speaking English and numeracy skills. It is a great help for them to have someone to sit with them in class. Times can be a little flexible to suit the tutor during normal school hours. Our main need is for one-on-one or small group support on weekday morning’s, Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 12.00pm.
Support for RNLC Children
We periodically need new volunteers to provide support for the River Nile students’ children, assisting the mothers with the care of their children while they are attending class. Volunteers applying must have prior experience working with young children and are required to have a valid Working With Children’s Check to be eligible for this work. Anyone who has an interest in helping provide this support to our students and their children or knows someone who would be interested, is encouraged to contact us. Students attend classes Monday – Friday between 10.00am and 3.00pm but times are flexible to suit the volunteer.
Other ways volunteers contribute
There are many people who contribute to RNLC and don’t tutor. They mentor, open their gardens to raise funds, make cakes, give material donations, write grants and do essential administration work. These are the unseen people behind our survival and success.
If you feel you have the skills to support our students, Centre or work, or you know someone who would, you can contact us for further information. In the first instance the best means of contact is via email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can telephone on (03) 9329 8425.
Please note: All prospective volunteers must complete a Volunteer Registration Form and provide a short/summary CV which includes referees. We meet with and interview volunteers before opportunities to volunteer are offered. Volunteers must have a current Working With Children Check in order to volunteer with the River Nile. Depending on a volunteers background and experience, varying levels of training may be required. These can be discussed at the time of the initial meeting and interview.