Homework Assistance Program


About the Role

SSI’s Homework Assistance Program is supported by our Community Development team, who deliver culturally and linguistically sensitive information sessions and workshops to groups of clients who are going through the settlement process. These sessions take into account the different literacy levels and cultural backgrounds of the participants and are delivered in partnership with local organisations focusing on various topics. The Homework Assistance Program volunteer will work one - on - one with students from primary age to year 12 assisting them with maths. You will   assess student's current math skills, discuss trouble areas, develop lesson plans that enable the student to better understand maths concepts and work through their homework and study for exams.

When and commitment

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm during school term. 6 months commitment requested.

What you will do

  • Help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for students
  • Provide individual and small group support
  • Provide instruction and support to students to improve their understanding of maths 
  • Provide feedback to students of their progress


  • Experience of working with children or young people aged 5 to 18

  • Ability to connect with school aged students

  • Teaching/tutoring experience

  • Knowledge of and experience in teaching maths  


  • Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

  • Ability to communicate in a language other than English would be an advantage

Responsibility of volunteers


  • Actively support SSI’s vision and values
  • Adhere to SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by the Program Manager, or delegate



Volunteers will have access to reimbursement for all pre-approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and current car registration.


 Volunteers will be provided with access to SSI’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.