Melbourne AMEP - Volunteer Tutor Scheme


CAN YOU SPARE 2 HOURS PER WEEK?                                                                                

Help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English.

Volunteer tutors help eligible adult refugees and migrants learn English and about life in Australia.

 

 

 

Volunteering as a tutor gives you the opportunity to:

 

 

You need to be able to:

 

 

Melbourne AMEP will provide you with:

 

  • Help refugees and migrants learn English and become part of the Australian community
  • Speak and write English well
  • A free training course that includes practical ideas to help with your tutoring
  • Meet people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Relate to people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Access to a variety of useful tutoring resources
  • Develop new skills
  • Empathise with people facing the task of settling in a new country
  • Ongoing advice and support from professional staff
  • Learn about other languages and cultures
  • Commit one or two hours per week
  • Regular skills development workshops and informal get-togethers.
  • Become part of a dynamic and committed volunteer team

 

 

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       You don’t need to speak another language or be a teacher.

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       2) Chose an opportunity that suits you

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Volunteer Opportunities

English for the Workplace

English for the Workplace tutoring

   

Offer newly arrived Melbourne AMEP students the opportunity to practise English conversation and in particular English for the workplace. Assist to prepare resume and cover letters and refine interview skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Tutor a Melbourne AMEP student in job-readiness skills and knowledge
  • Connect with your learner at a pre-arranged time each week, using resources and activities provided by VTS
  • Attend initial induction meeting
  • Participate in ongoing VTS professional development workshops and social gatherings as needed (currently conducted online)
  • Contact VTS staff if you are concerned about a student’s welfare
  • Respect the rights and privacy of students and other tutors
  • Inform VTS Office if your availability changes
  • Give two weeks’ notice before withdrawing from the program
  • Complete an Exit Survey

 

Time Commitment:

1 hour per week for 6 months, after completion of VTS training

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check (paid for by VTS)
  • VTS training
  • Work experience in Australia

 

 Click Here to view the full Role Description

 

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English for the Workplace Tutoring

One to One

One to One Tutoring

Offer newly arrived Melbourne AMEP learners the opportunity to practise English conversation and participate in the community.

COVID restrictions allowing, we encourage all volunteers in the VTS to consider a blended form of interaction that is both face to face and online.

All VTS activity will be determined by the most current DHHS guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Tutor a learner in English language and settlement
  • Connect with your learner at a pre-arranged time each week
  • Participate in ongoing VTS professional development workshops and social gatherings as needed (currently conducted online)
  • Contact VTS staff if you are concerned about either your own, or a learner’s welfare
  • Respect the rights and privacy of your learner
  • Inform VTS Office if your availability changes
  • Give two weeks’ notice before withdrawing from the program
  • Complete an Exit Survey

 

Time Commitment:

1 hour per week for 6 months, after completion of VTS training

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check (paid for by VTS)
  • VTS training

Click Here to view the full Role Description

Watch what it is like to support a learner by One to One tutoring

One to one Tutoring

 

Youth Conversation Club

Youth Peer to Peer Conversation Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer newly arrived young (16-25 years) Melbourne AMEP students the opportunity to practise English conversation and connect with the wider community.

Online via Zoom at a set time each week, with a group of students, tutors and staff from the Melbourne AMEP Volunteer Tutor Scheme (VTS).

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly ‘Youth Peer to Peer’ group meetings with young students and other tutors and staff
  • Coordinate small group conversations with students in a Zoom breakout room (questions and activities provided)
  • Respect the rights and privacy of students and other tutors
  • Participate in ongoing VTS professional development workshops and social gatherings as needed (currently conducted online)
  • Contact VTS staff if you are concerned about a student’s welfare
  • Inform VTS Office if your availability changes
  • Give two weeks’ notice before withdrawing from the program
  • Complete an Exit Survey

 

Time Commitment:

1 hour per week for 6 months, after completion of VTS training

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Between 18 – 30 years old
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check (paid for by VTS)
  • VTS training

Click Here to view the full Role Description

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Youth Peer to Peer conversation club

Conversation Club

Conversation Club

 

       

Offer newly arrived Melbourne AMEP students the opportunity to practise English conversation and connect with the wider community in a weekly conversation club meeting at a pre-arranged time on Zoom.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly Conversation Club meetings with students, other tutors and VTS staff
  • Be willing to coordinate conversation for an individual or small group of students in a Zoom breakout room (questions and activities provided)
  • Respect the rights and privacy of students and other tutors
  • Participate in ongoing VTS professional development workshops and social gatherings as needed (currently conducted online)
  • Contact VTS staff if you are concerned about a student’s welfare
  • Inform VTS Office if your availability changes
  • Give two weeks’ notice before withdrawing from the program
  • Complete an Exit Survey

 

Time Commitment:

1 hour per week for 6 months, after completion of VTS training

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check (paid for by VTS)
  • VTS training

Click Here to view the full Role Description 

Watch about tutoring in the Conversation Club

Conversation Club

About Us

Melbourne AMEP is committed to greater social and economic inclusion for migrants and refugees who are new to Australia.  We are dedicated to helping students gain the skills and build the connections they need to settle and contribute to Australian society. Volunteer with us and support refugees and migrants to learn English. 


Discover more about Melbourne AMEP by visiting our website.