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Culture and communication volunteering

Our culture and communication volunteering programs make a real difference. If you need help with basic English, maths or PC skills, or are keen to teach others, find out more about our engaging programs here.

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CHAtS (Help with speaking English)

Our vital CHAtS programs:

  • Are held at Curtin's Bentley Campus and Kalgoorlie Campuses (CHAtS Bentley and Kalgoorlie) and in the Town Victoria Park (CHAtS Town of Victoria Park)
  • Are attended by mainly ESL (English as a second language) students
  • Develop English skills through fun, conversation-based activities
  • Genuinely help people cope with their studies and adjust to life in Australia.

Volunteering to help

All you need is a good grasp of spoken English in order to make a real contribution.

Receiving help

If you or someone you know would like help with conversational English, please contact us via email at cv@curtin.edu.au.

 

 

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Clontarf Numeracy Buddies

Our Clontarf Numeracy Buddies program:

  • Connects volunteers with Clontarf Aboriginal College students from years 7-9 (ages 12-14)
  • Improves student’s numeracy skills
  • Runs sessions on a one-to-one basis during the College’s designated Numeracy Time
  • Concentrates on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

If you like mathematics and are keen to share your knowledge, you are invited to become a buddy.

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Clontarf Literacy Buddies

Our Clontarf Literacy Buddies program:

  • Connects volunteers with Clontarf Aboriginal College  students to improve their literacy skills
  • Runs sessions on a one-to-one basis during the College’s designated Literacy Time.

If you have a good grasp of the English language and are keen to share your knowledge, you are invited to become a buddy.

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Homework Help

Our much-valued Homework Help tutoring program:

  • Assists school-age children from Somali and Kenyan heritage with their homework (for the most part their parents are not schooled here, so our assistance is valuable)
  • Covers a variety of subject areas so there will definitely be something to suit your expertise
  •  Is set in a casual environment.

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