Working With Children

Are you studying Education? or do you have an interest in working with children?

Various volunteering opportunities exist through the Children's University, Why Waite Program and other outreach programs.

View the list below to see what volunteering opportunity interest you. Please note some of these roles are Faculty/Degree specific and may require a working with children check. Make sure you read the "who can apply?" section of each role before applying.

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  • Event Assistant at Children's University November Graduations (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)

    Children's University Adelaide (CUA) offers educational experiences for children seven to 14 years of age and volunteering opportunities for children 15 to 18 years of age. CUA recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations. Volunteering opportunities are available to assist with CUA graduations held between 4-14 November. Several shifts are available and volunteers can choose which ones best suit them.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with pack-up and pack-down
    • Assist with registration and ushering
    • Assist with robing and gown collection
    • Supervise children at allocated areas during events

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public. Must be friendly, be confident working with children, have excellent communication skills, reliable, culturally aware, enthusiastic and encouraging. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Applications for this volunteer role are now closed. Please contact Julie Quimby, Events and Communications Officer at julie.quimby@adelaide.edu.au.

  • In-School Club Facilitator for Children's University (APPLICATIONS OPEN 2020)

    RECRUITING WILL OPEN IN 2020 - NO NEW POSITIONS FOR 2019
    Children's University Adelaide (CUA) offers educational experiences for children seven to 14 years of age and volunteering opportunities for children 15 to 18 years of age. CUA recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations. The In-School Club Facilitators work under supervision of Children's University Adelaide staff, running CUA Clubs in metropolitan schools.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate in-school club activities (eg. science experiment)
    • Communicate activity instructions to school age children
    • Act as a CUA ambassador
    • Attend volunteer training sessions as required

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be current university studentS who are friendly, confident working with children, have excellent communication and public speaking skills, and who are reliable, culturally aware, enthusiastic with an encouraging attitude. All volunteers will require a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) before starting their role. If you don't have a WWCC we can arrange that for you.

    Does this position interest you?

    RECRUITING WILL OPEN IN 2020 - NO NEW POSITIONS FOR 2019

  • Holiday Program Presenter for Children's University (APPLICATIONS OPEN 2020)

    RECRUITING WILL OPEN IN 2020 - NO NEW POSITIONS FOR 2019
    Children's University Adelaide (CUA) offers educational experiences for children seven to 14 years of age and volunteering opportunities for children 15 to 18 years of age. CUA recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations. The holiday program runs every April, July and October of the school holidays and volunteers work together with CUA staff in metropolitan libraries and school destinations to deliver educational activities.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist CUA staff with educational activities
    • To deliver engaging presentations to school children
    • Act as an ambassador for CUA
    • To attend volunteer training sessions as required

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current University student. They should be friendly, confident working with children, have excellent communication and public speaking skills, be reliable, culturally aware, enthusiastic and have an encouraging attitude. All volunteers will require a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) before starting their role. If you don't have a WWCC, we can arrange that for you.

    Does this position interest you?

    RECRUITING WILL OPEN IN 2020 - NO NEW POSITIONS FOR 2019

  • Science Activities Facilitator for Why Waite Schools Program (Waite Campus)

    The Why Waite Program is full of fun and educational activities around plants and agriculture. Based at the University's Waite Campus, activities are tailored to suit particular curriculum requirements and vary from 60 minute sessions to all-day activities. Volunteers assist school children with science based activities including soil filtration analysis and DNA extractions. This volunteer role is suitable for science students who are interested in working with children.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist primary and secondary groups with educational activities including, soil filtration analysis, flavour sensory, phenotype vs genotype, DNA extractions and various molecular techniques.
    • Run campus tours for school groups including the winery and Plant Accelerator

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current science student with an interest in working with children. Have excellent communication skills, reliable, punctual and committed to the program for at least two activities per semester.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Dr Bianca Kyriacou, Why Waite Program Coordinator at bianca.kyriacou@adelaide.edu.au (please note that Bianca's office hours are Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm) or visit the why Waite school program page for further information. 

  • Character role-play for History Program at Urrbrae House (Waite Campus)

    This interactive schools program for primary students is run on Wednesday mornings at the Waite Historic Precinct during school term. This program immerses primary school students into the recreated world of 1892. Our volunteers contribute by developing a character through role-play and costumes to help recreate the past for the children. 

    Responsibilities

    • lead children through various activities
    • role-play characters from the 1890s
    • dress in period costumes from the 1890s
    • adhere to the Child Safety Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
    • undertake required training and screenings for the role

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public. Volunteers must have an interest in history and enjoy working with children. Volunteers must also have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program. Please note that the program runs every Wednesday morning during school term. This is a long term volunteer role and requires a working with children check before commencement. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please visit the Waite Historic Precinct, Urrbrae House Primary School History Program website.

     

  • Chinese workshop facilitator with the Confucius Institute

    The Confucius Institute promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture and works towards a more informed understanding of China. Confucius Institute's Volunteer Team was founded on the establishment of the institution, and now plays an important role in supporting the Confucius Institute. Volunteers who have a valid working with children check can assist our staff from Shandong University to run cultural workshops at schools across SA. 

    Responsibilities

    • Help set-up and pack-up for workshops
    • Help facilitate calligraphy writing workshops
    • Help facilitate Chinese knotting and other hands-on activities for school children

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public with an interest in Chinese language, culture and working with children. Must be respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and enjoy engaging with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This volunteer role requires a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) before commencement.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please register your interest to be a Chinese workshop facilitator or email confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au if you have any further questions about this role.