Primary Ethics Teacher

Activity overview

Please note: this volunteering is with an external community organisation that UOWx has a partnership with. Please contact once you have been accepted into this role and UOWx will add you to the Moodle site so you can commence claiming your hours.

How is this program run?

This program is running both in-person and online options. Training to become a volunteer ethics teacher runs both in-person and online -- see more details.

What will I do?

Ethics teachers facilitate a weekly ethics class in which students learn to tackle ethical problems through discussion and reasoned argument.

Topics, questions, and supporting materials are supplied, teachers just need a computer to download them and access to a printer. Lessons are around half an hour per week during school term, plus an equivalent amount of preparation. You’ll be helping children develop the skills to think logically, disagree respectfully and use evidence to make decisions rather than act out of habit or peer pressure. Teach ethics and you’ll be helping children develop important skills for life.

How will I benefit?

Becoming a volunteer ethics teacher is a life-changing experience. You’ll be rewarded with a unique learning and development opportunity. All teachers receive online training covering facilitation skills, philosophical framework overview, child protection and behaviour management strategies. You’ll also have the opportunity to improve your organisational skills, interpersonal skills and intercultural awareness while contributing to your students’, and your own, knowledge of ethics. Plus, you’ll be working alongside other volunteers and making valuable connections in your community.

How do I apply?

Submit an online application and upload a short CV. You’ll be contacted to arrange an interview.

Are there any special requirements for this role?

If you have a genuine rapport with children and a keen interest in learning, and are available to run a class at a set time each week, then ethics teaching may be the volunteer opportunity for you. A one year minimum commitment is required.

Minimum requirements for UOWx recognition

To receive UOWx recognition, you must complete the following:

  • An "engaged" student will need to complete 20 hours over a calendar year
  • A "highly engaged" student will need to complete 40 hours over a calendar year

Further information

View the position description (PDF) or visit the Primary Ethics website for more information and to submit your application.

Where? When? Time commitment Type Learning Streams
  • Bega Valley Campus
  • Eurobodalla Campus
  • Liverpool Campus
  • Shoalhaven Campus
  • Southern Highlands Campus
  • Sutherland Campus
  • Sydney CBD Campus
  • Wollongong
  • Autumn Session
  • Spring Session
  • Summer
  • Winter
One hour per week during NSW School Terms for one calendar year, this equates to 40 hours per year.
  • External Volunteer
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Community and Social Change
  • Global and Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring and Wellbeing