Volunteer

Over 220 wonderful people volunteer annually for Gawura. Thank you to every person who helps in some way.

Our wonderful volunteers:

  • decorate, greet people, sell merchandise and take donations at events

  • read every morning with students

  • deliver groceries to families each week

  • help secondary students with their homework

  • sew costumes for NAIDOC Week and other events

  • donate professional services like photography.

We couldn’t run Gawura without this dedicated and caring group of people who are happy to give their time to Gawura students.

Thank you.

Volunteer reading is on hold.

We miss being at school and having the help of so many wonderful, caring people including staff from ANZ, Baker McKenzie, Ethical Partners, We Work and Origin who give up their time to help students each week.  Thank you also to our lovely ‘Thursday Ladies’, SACS parents and the other Gawura supporters who come in to help students with their literacy.

Reading is normally on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 8:30am.

We will be in touch with all of our regulars when things change and you can come back to school again.

If you’re interested in helping our students once a week, please contact Sandra duToit ( Email Sandra here )  Sandra looks after the paperwork and WWCC enquiries, and Catherine Gunning ( Email Catherine here ) can help you with any other questions. Ph: 9009 5465

Gawura Application for Volunteering

Thank you.

Tips for reading volunteers.

Please sign in at the SACS Reception. Write your name in the special Gawura reading book, and get a Visitors badge. Take the lift up to level 7 and if you’re struggling to get into a lift please let the staff member on duty know you are there to volunteer.

Walk around to Gawura, grab your name tag and tick your name off on the volunteer roster.
Our wonderful Gawura teachers will assign you a child to read with and they’ll direct to a good place to sit, or let the kids decide.

When reading we ask you to please do the following:
• Pause
• Prompt
• Praise

If the child doesn’t know the word – let them try to work it out, then give them a hint by breaking it down and then praise a job well done. You can ask a question or two about what they’ve read or just read them read their books.  Then let the staff know you are free to read with someone else.

Thank you for your support and care.

If you would like to donate in the meantime, we are grateful for every donations we receive and you will be helping Gawura students achieve during this extended lockdown.

Donate here