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Change young lives with Curtin Volunteers!. Get involved today and help us provide much needed support in the form of youth social events, tutoring, educational programs and sport.

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Beckenham Primary Literacy Program

The Beckenham Primary Literacy Program pairs volunteers with students (predominantly from Year 2) who are struggling to learn to read. The program is usually delivered on a one-to-one basis. Each session has three main components:

  • Word Attack Skills (phonics) – which teaches children skills to improve the accuracy and fluency of their reading, as well as spelling;
  • Sight Words – which teaches students to quickly recognise the most common words that appear in text; and
  • Reinforced Reading – which gives children the chance to practise their new skills by reading books aloud.

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Cannington Community Coaches

We give literacy support to select students at Cannington Community College.  Our weekly support service:

  • Give students the opportunity to improve academically
  • Fosters feelings of achievement
  • Enables students to fully access the curriculum and make the most of what education can offer them.

As a ‘coach’, you’ll be given literary resources and work one-on-one with a student or within a small group.

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Como Secondary College

After School Tutoring and Mentoring
The After School Tutoring & Mentoring program is a program that teams volunteers with students who would benefit from some individual attention and mentoring in the form of help with schoolwork as well as guidance in areas such as university aspirations and general personal development. The students come from different year levels (7-11), so there is always something to do! Academic help will mostly cover maths, science and English but sometimes just having someone alongside them is important.

Futurelinks Program
The Futurelinks program is made up of a small group of disengaged youth in Year 11 who could benefit with some more personalised support and mentoring. Our volunteers help with schoolwork, facilitate games such as basketball, footy, or craft, and give them some one-on-one support and mentoring.

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Kent Street Study Buddy Class

 Help Year 11 and 12 students excel in the Flexible Learning Program at Kent Street Senior High School. Our program:

  • Is for students who wish for extra assistance with their classwork
  • Focuses mostly on improving basic literacy and numeracy
  • Runs sessions after school hours.

To make an invaluable contribution, all you need is good literacy and numeracy skills and the enthusiasm to share them!

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Support-a-Learner

Assist children to learn within a classroom environment. Our Support-a-Learner program:

  • Helps out at Manning Primary School
  • Varies from supporting an individual student to taking a small group activity
  • Matches volunteers with students or classes depending on individual interests or strengths.

We’ll support you with training at the school prior to starting.

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Support-a-Reader

For children who come from non-English speaking backgrounds, coping with schoolwork can be really difficult. Our Support-a-Reader program:

  • Helps out at Victoria Park Primary School
  • Matches you with children who would benefit from reading assistance.

We’ll support you with training at the school prior to starting.

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