Woman and 2 children reading a book in a library

The Smith Family - Learning Club Tutor

Activity overview

Please Note: this volunteering is with an external community organisation that UOWx has a partnership with. Please contact uowx@uow.edu.au 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

What will I do?

Becoming a volunteer tutor gives you a chance to support students in their educational and personal development.

Learning Clubs are a safe, supportive out-of-school hours learning environment, where Primary and Secondary students have the opportunity to access resources and participate in activities that develop their academic skills.

Learning Clubs meet after school, usually for 1 hour, during school term. Volunteer tutors assist students with homework, reading, group work and social interaction.

How will I benefit?

Learning Club Tutors will develop skills in:

  • Assisting students developing skills and knowledge in particular subject areas through school-based tasks
  • Setting up Learning Club each week
  • Goal setting in collaboration with students and The Smith Family staff
  • Recording progress of student development
  • Assisting students with resources provided to increase literacy and numeracy skills.     

How do I apply?

Click on the Apply Now button at the bottom of the Learning Club Tutor page on The Smith Family website. 

Are there any special requirements for this role?

Volunteers must be willing to:

  • Apply for a Working with Children Check
  • Undergo screening, including a Police Check
  • Attend an interview with a local Program Coordinator
  • Attend Learning Club Tutor Training  

Minimum requirements for UOWx recognition

For UOWx Recognition you must complete the following:

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

Further information

Please visit The Smith Family website for more information.

Or check out this video to learn more about how Learning Club helps children.

Where? When? Time commitment Type Learning Streams
  • Liverpool Campus
  • Shoalhaven Campus
  • Wollongong
  • Autumn Session
  • Spring Session
  • Summer
  • Winter
Minimum of 1 hour per week during school term.
  • External Volunteer
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Community and Social Change
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring and Wellbeing