Ways to volunteer


There are many different ways you can help Gawura by volunteering

People who volunteer weekly are 16% happier, according to the London School of Economics. Adults aged 50+ who give back live longer than those who don’t. Gawura has wonderful teachers and students  . . .  are there any more reason we need to give to encourage you to volunteer in Gawura?

Morning reading with Gawura students

Reading with a Gawura student is truly the nicest way to start the day. Volunteers from the community and our corporate partners can read with our students from Kindergarten to Year 6 any morning of the week from 8.10am for 30 minutes.

Volunteers listen to one or more children read in small groups and help them with difficult words and comprehension. You just need a Working With Children Check to complete our induction and a happy smile!

If you have any questions or wish to sign up please do so here:  https://gawura.nsw.edu.au/apply-to-volunteer/

Secondary students – Gawura Tutor Program

Our students on a Gawura scholarship in secondary school have access to the Gawura Homework Club which is on three afternoons a week. It’s a chance for students to come together, check in with our Aboriginal Education Mentor and receive assistance with their homework, organisation and class preparation.

Our students have skills and needs that vary and would benefit from weekly tutoring in subjects they find difficult. We are looking for an expert, tertiary educated person or someone with the kind of knowledge that would benefit Years 7 to 9 students in one of the following subject areas:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • French

Preferably this would be a weekly commitment of 45 minutes to one hour once a week per subject.

Please contact Matt, our Aboriginal Education Mentor, if you would like further information;  mhammond@sacs.nsw.edu.au

Staff Volunteering day

You and your colleagues could join Gawura for a day as an Education Assistant and work one-on-one with students in the classroom.

If you or your organisation has any other ideas to support us through volunteering, please call Catherine Gunning on 02 9009 5468 or email cgunning@sacs.nsw.edu.au