Volunteer With Us

Volunteer With Us

Centacare has been working to improve the lives of others in the Perth community for over 40 years and this would not have been possible without our dedicated team of volunteers.

As a not for profit organisation, Centacare relies heavily on the generosity of others to help us achieve our mission and we’re always on the lookout for more volunteers to help out across all areas of our organisation.

Our Volunteer Tutor Program is the key to helping us provide support for our teachers in the SEE program – see below for more information.

There are lots of other volunteering opportunities at Centacare as we often need help with various projects throughout the year and will call upon different volunteers depending on their skills set and experience.

If you’re looking for an opportunity where you can give back and make real, positive change in the lives of others then we’d love to hear from you. View our list of vacancies below for specific advertised volunteer positions, or send an email to volunteers@centacarewa.com.au to express your interest in becoming a Centacare volunteer.

Volunteer Tutor Program

Our Volunteer Tutors are the key to providing support to our teachers in the SEE Program and help with a range of activities in the classroom including:

  • One-on-one support to help students with reading, writing and/or numeracy to reinforce teacher-led activities
  • Facilitating conversational groups
  • Supporting computer activities

Successful applicants to the Volunteer Tutor Program are invited to participate in a comprehensive 8-week training program (1 morning per week) which covers various topics including:

  • Volunteers’ expectations
  • Adult learning principals
  • Strategies for working with adults who are
    • beginning English language learners
    • beginning readers
    • beginning writers
    • beginning to add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Some strategies for spelling
  • Using collaborative, hands-on materials
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Becoming a Volunteer Tutor is not only beneficial to Centacare and our students, but you can also benefit from mentoring, developing your skills and gaining experience in adult education.

Centacare usually has a couple of intakes of Volunteer Tutors each year – head to our Current Vacancies page to check for advertised volunteer positions.

If there are no advertised vacancies listed for volunteers, we always welcome expressions of interest. If you are passionate about helping others and want to help adults further their education, please contact us at volunteers@centacarewa.com.au.

SEE teacher supporting mature-aged student in a computer lab at Centacare Cannington.

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