Before registering to attend a VoRTCS Family Tutor Information and Training Session to become a VoRTCS Family Tutor please have a look at the below checklist and see if this volunteer position is suitable for you:
- Have good spoken and written English skills
- Be able to assist someone else with language skills (reading, writing, conversation)
- Be reliable and enthusiastic
- Can manage own transport to and from the VoRTCS family’s home
- Are prepared to commit to St Vincent de Paul Society/VoRTCS Screening and Suitability requirements (National Criminal History check and Working with Children Blue Card application/check
- Are prepared to commit to the St Vincent de Paul Society/VoRTCS child safety and risk management practices
- Are able to complete the VoRTCS Family Tutor Information and Training Session (one full day compulsory session and any available refresher training offered)
- Able to work well in a team as well as individually
- Are over 16 years old and if under 18 you can attain parental consent to volunteer
- Friendly and sensitive to refugee families
- Able to tutor for one session a week for roughly 60-90 minutes for the majority of the year
- Can volunteer during suitable times – Monday to Friday after 3:30pm or any time on Saturday/Sunday (time adjustments can be negotiated on meeting your family and team)
- Can commit to volunteering for a minimum of 12 months (this is vital)
Register Online for Training
To become a volunteer tutor you will need to attend a compulsory VoRTCS Family Tutor Information and Training session where you will find out more about the program, learn essential tutoring skills and receive your ‘Tutor Pack’. These sessions are run monthly for most of the year and you will only need to attend one session.
During this session, you will gain an understanding of the program and hear from experienced volunteers who will share their stories and answer your questions. You’ll also learn more about the practice of tutoring, such as language teaching techniques, working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and working with children, including child safety and risk management strategies. You’ll also hear about how we match your volunteer team to a refugee family and when you can start tutoring!
To attend training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and find out when our next training intake is on!