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English Conversation Class Tutor

English conversation class tutors work with small groups of people to improve their understanding and everyday use of English. Classes are held throughout the week during library opening hours at Auburn Library, Regents Park Library, Lidcombe Library and the Auburn Centre for Community.
 
Responsibilities:
  • help adults to improve their level of English conversation in a friendly environment
  • conduct English Conversation Classes
  • encourage adults and their families to join the library and use its many services and programs
  • prepare lessons (use of photocopier, computer)
What you need:
  • Ability to work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to helping others learn
  • Completion of Mission Australia Tutor training (provided by Council) or previous experience/qualifications
Time commitment
Weekly during school terms. Classes generally run for two hours, however we are flexible with our volunteers.
 

Reading Buddies Assistant 

Reading Buddies provide one-on-one reading assistance to school aged children.
 
Responsibilities:
  • help engage children in reading
  • create a positive experience for all children attending the program
  • help children learn to read and practice their reading in a safe and supported environment
 What you need:
  • excellent communication skills
  • encouraging and positive attitude
  • able to communicate with children
  • to obtain a working with children check prior to commencing
Time commitment
Weekly between 4-6pm during school terms. We ask for a minimum 1 hour weekly commitment.

  

Justice of the Peace (JP)

Volunteers interested in volunteering as a JP must be a registered Justice of the Peace. Justice of the Peace volunteers complete JP duties with legislative requirements.
 
Responsibilities:
Provide JP Service
 
What you need:
Registered Justice of the Peace
 
Time commitment
Preferable weekly, but hours are flexible to volunteer availability.
 
 
 

Bus Driver

Help drive the Council’s Community bus (24 seater) to provide transport for seniors and people with a disability. You must have an LR Driver’s License.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Collect the Community Bus from Council’s Works Depot and as directed, collect seniors or people with disability from appointed pick up points or other community groups.D
  • Drive passengers as detailed on a route description provided for each outing.
  • Return passengers to designated set down points.
  • Return bus to Depot within prescribed time and report any mechanical/maintenance issues to supervisor. 

What you need

  • LR Drivers Licence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A clean driving record
  • An excellent knowledge of Sydney and surrounding areas
  • A First Aid certificate would be an advantage
  • To undertake a Council driver assessment 
Time commitment
6-8 hours per week 

 

Bushcare Volunteer

Bushcare volunteers meet monthly to take part in a variety of activities such as weed removal, planting, seed collection and flora observation, particularly around the Duck River area.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Weed removal and control
  • Planting and revegetation works
  • Fauna and flora observation and recording
  • Seed collection and propagation
  • Litter collection
What you need:
 
  • An interest in the conservation of natural areas and environmental issues
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Hat, long-sleeved shirt and sturdy enclosed shoes
Time commitment
Three hours a month.
 
 

Community Events Assistant

Help out at community events like the Cherry Blossom Festival, Refugee Week and Flavours of Auburn. Tasks will vary depending on the event but can include event set-up, providing information, onsite coordination, and event promotion.
 
When you select this option on your volunteer form you’ll receive emails with updates on upcoming events and volunteer needs.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Event promotion (flyers, posters, mailouts etc)
  • Logistical coordination tasks (catering, programs, invitations etc)
  • On-site event coordination (event set-up, information services, evaluation, photography etc)
  • Liaison with community (general enquiries assistance)
What you need:
  •  Friendly manner with ability to interact with general public
  • Basic computer knowledge would be useful for those wishing to be involved in pre-event planning
  • Well organised person who is willing to work as part of a team
  • Available weekends and/or out of hours for on-site event assistance
Time commitment
Dependant based on each event. When you select your interest in this role you will be contacted with upcoming event volunteering opportunities. 

 


Administration Assistant

Roles in the Auburn City Council offices are available for qualified volunteers looking for office experience. Due to high demand volunteers are required to do a short administrative task before starting their volunteer assignment.
Roles vary depending on internal staff requirements and can include:
 
  • Data administration
  • Undertaking a project, such as creating a publisher document or reviewing the website and creating content
  • Scanning, filing, researching information
  • Assisting with mail outs
  • Recording of statistics
 
When you select ‘Admin assistant’ on your volunteer form, you will receive an email when administration roles are available.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Tasks vary depending on internal staff requirements and can include:
  • Data administration
  • Undertaking a project, such as creating a publisher document or reviewing the website and creating content
  • Scanning, filing, researching information
  • Assisting with mail outs
  • Recording of statistics
What you need:
  • Computer skills and typing ability - use of Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook (calendar and e-mail)
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work and participate cooperatively in a team environment and demonstrate support to team members.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality in performing work duties.
Time commitment
Volunteers must commit to two months, either 1 or two days a week depending on tasks and projects available.
 
 

Computer Class TutorComputer Classes

Computer class tutors work with small groups of people to improve their understanding and everyday use of Digital Literacy. Classes are held throughout the week during library opening hours at Auburn Library and Regents Park Library. Computer Classes are held in English and other Languages.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Help adults to improve their level of digital literacy in a friendly group environment
  • Conduct Computer Classes covering everyday PC use on a variety of topics
  • Encourage attendees to join the library and use its many services and programs
  • Prepare lessons (use of photocopier, computer, projector screen)
  • Make use of the Digital Hub and ensure the room is secure
 What you need:
  • Familiarity and experience with everyday PC use.
  • To be savvy with the use of common PC applications (MS office applications, Social media/online applications, etc)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to helping others learn
  • Ability to work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
     
Time commitment
Weekly. Classes generally run for two hours, however we are flexible with our volunteers.