Volunteering is one of the best ways to gain work experience while still studying. It's often a 'foot in the door' of an organisation in an area that interests you, and the chance to network while doing good service in the community.

Posts will be updated as and when we receive new opportunities. Other sites that may be of interest to you are City of SydneyVolunteering Australia and Go Volunteer.


    This year, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences are offering internships in the following departments; Programs and Engagement, Curatorial, Communications, Governance, Records, and Editorial and Publishing. Please find the link to the application form below. This can also be accessed through the MAAS website.

    MAAS are also currently recruiting for regular Weekend Visitor Experience Volunteers, as well as Volunteers for the Sydney Science Festival (to be held in August of this year). Please see:

    Ethics classes are available at Kensington Public School as an option for children who don’t attend Special Religious Education (SRE/scripture).

    Ethics classes support children in developing skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, collaborative enquiry and how to support their arguments with evidence. The lesson materials have been approved by the Department of Education.

    We do not have enough volunteer ethics teachers at Kensington Public School to meet the demand for classes in 2019. The more children and stages we have requests for, the more teachers are needed.

    Volunteering is a great way to engage with the school. Volunteer ethics teachers do not need a background in teaching or ethics, just a willingness to learn how to deliver classes. They must complete a two-day workshop and other online training and accreditation requirements. The approved lesson materials are provided. Ethics teachers must commit to conduct classes each week at the school during school terms for at least one year.

    For more information about Primary Ethics, the curriculum or to volunteer as an ethics teacher, please visit www.primaryethics.com.au where you can complete an on-line application or contact Michael Locke, Volunteer Ethics Coordinator, on 0404 506 706 or by email.

    ASPIRE is a UNSW outreach program that works with school students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds in schools across Sydney and regional NSW. It’s aim is to increase the educational aspirations, awareness and to support access to University education.

    ASPIRE is currently looking for UNSW students (ASPIRE Ambassadors) to help deliver in-school workshops, on-campus events and mentoring support to our students at our ASPIRE partner schools.

    For further information, go to ASPIRE.

    Gaining hands-on experience in schools is an essential part of our initial teacher education courses at UNSW. The Matraville Education Partnership provides the opportunity for you to gain experience working in a diverse school environment from early in your degree program.

    Many education students will receive a placement at Matraville High School as part of EDST2002 (second year), PE1 or PE2 (third or fourth year), or interact with the school's staff, students and community members as part of the Master of Teaching Winter Intensive (EDST5134: Addressing Learner Diversity).

    If you would like to volunteer with the program outside of these formal placements, you will gain valuable experience and confidence in working with students that is sure to set you apart when undertaking your formal placements, and will help you meet the needs of diverse learners in your classrooms. We are accredited with the UNSW Advantage Program in order to offer AHEGS-recognised volunteer hours for those who volunteer 20 or more hours of their time.

    Please contact the Matraville Education Partnership Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering or undertaking a formal professional engagement placement at Matraville.

    Please note: all volunteers are required to undertake a Working With Children Check.

    Tafe NSW is seeking volunteer tutors to be part of the Adult Migrant Education Program.

    You will be provided with a 15 hour online training course, tutoring resources and ongoing support.

    If you're interested, contact Lisa Evans, AMEP Home Tutor Scheme Coordinator

    T: +61 29942 0224

    E: AMEPhts@tafensw.edu.au

    AIESIC is the the largest youth-run organization in the world facilitating leadership development through cross-cultural exchange.

    This coming summer break they offer a variety of volunteering programs related to teaching and human rights overseas in places like Taiwan, Indonesia and Kenya. The programs align with 17 sustainable development goals where students get to choose which goal they would like to contribute towards.

    Through challenging cross-cultural experience, students can develop their adaptability and the growth mindset towards any difficulties in their life.

    You can also take part of internship programs about teaching overseas in Europe and south America where students can gain practical experience and experience different culture.

    AIESEC believes these programs will be very helpful if you want to better explore your passion and make an impact to community, or if you just want to experience different cultures and reduce misunderstanding.

    For further information, go to AIESEC.

    Would you like to help out your fellow peers?

    If you are a 3rd or 4th year student who excels in your studies and have some time to help out your 1st and 2nd year peers who may need a little help getting through their studies, please contact the School of Education so that we can connect you.

    E: education@unsw.edu.au

    Open to PhD and Honours students, this opportunity involves:

    • Developing units of work (mathematics) for early childhood (Year pre-k to year 1)
    • The units are based on cognitive load theory.
    • All work will be under Dr Majeda Awawdeh-Caleo guidance (Dr M. Caleo studied Cognitive Load theory at UNSW and currently managing a leading learning centre teaching maths and English based on Cognitive Load Theory).
    • All work will be carried on in the centre in Kogarah. Access map here.


    • Paid work
    • Part-time (or full-time)
    • Expected to be completed by end of December 2017 or the latest January 2018.
    • Start- immediately

    Successful candidates are expected to have:

    1. Significant knowledge of the early childhood literacy and numeracy curriculum
    2. Knowledge of implementing Cognitive Load theory principles
    3. Excellent computer skills
    4. Exceptional written communication skills
    5. Great time management skills
    6. Experience in working towards deadlines
    7. Primary class room experience in a great bonus

    To apply please email your short cv and a cover letter to:info@globaleducationacademy.com.au

    W: http://www.globaleducationacademy.com.au/

    An opportunity exists for a passionate and enthusiastic Research Assistant to work closely with our founder, Dr Majeda Awawdeh-Caleo.

    The role is a paid role and is offered as a 6-month contract. However, other opportunities may arise.

    Start: immediately

    Responsibilities of the role include:

    • Assisting the author of a new publication
    • Researching the educational and pedagogical basis of teaching
    • Sourcing images and text for the publication
    • Seeking permissions for images and text
    • Proof reading copy to prepare for editors
    • Ongoing review of current developments in the education system

    A successful candidate will have:

    • A genuine passion for research
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Ability to work to deadlines
    • Great time management skills
    • Experience in research and publishing
    • Good knowledge of the current NESA requirements and Australian Curriculum
    • A current WWCC
    • An ABN however, other options may be considered

    This role is ideal for:

    • Current NESA accredited teachers
    • Retired teachers
    • Postgraduate students
    • Master of Teaching students
    • PhD candidates

    To apply please email your short cv and a cover letter to info@globaleducationacademy.com.au

    W: http://www.globaleducationacademy.com.au/

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