Volunteer reading takes place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 8.30am, during term time.
A Working With Children Check from Service NSW must be obtained prior to reading with the students.
If you’re interested in donating your time to help our students once a week, please download, complete and return the following Gawura Volunteer application form. Please email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.