Volunteer With Us

Join our team of volunteers 

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.

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. Send an email to volunteers@centacarewa.com.au or click the button below to express your interest in becoming a Centacare volunteer.

Group of six volunteers

Benefits of volunteering with Centacare

Becoming a Volunteer Tutor is not only beneficial to Centacare and our students but has the following possible benefits for you the altruistic volunteer:

Build self-esteem and confidence
Discover new skills
Meet new like-minded people
Help combat social isolation and depression
Acceptable activity for Centrelink
Potential employment opportunities

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 8-10 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).
SEE teacher supporting mature-aged student in a computer lab at Centacare Cannington.

How to Apply

Centacare has several intakes of Volunteer Tutors each year, and we always welcome expressions of interest for volunteer positions. If you are passionate about helping others and want to help adults further their education, please contact us at volunteers@centacarewa.com.au.

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