Seeking 'Beyond the Broncos' Volunteer tutors to provide learning support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Beyond the Broncos Mentoring and Girls Academy Program participating High Schools.
Time required: 2 hours per week
Duration: 40 weeks
Requires face to face contact: No
The Beyond the Broncos program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students attending participating high schools in South East Queensland the opportunity to participate in a program that encourages and rewards improvements in school attendance, effort, behaviour and ultimately successfully completing Year 12. We currently support around 1,000 students and work in schools across South East Queensland and Northern NSW.
Volunteers will assist in providing one-on-one academic support in literacy and numeracy to Beyond the Broncos students in predominantly English, Maths, History, Geography and Science. This support greatly improves our capacity to assist our young people and assist us to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
Volunteers support the Broncos in creating a positive learning experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
University students are role models and mentors passing on insight and knowledge about future pathways and the links between school attendance, educational outcomes and work, personal occupational goals and school completion.
Volunteers will assist in providing one-on-one academic support in literacy and numeracy to Beyond the Broncos students in predominantly English, Maths, History, Geography and Science. This support will greatly improve our capacity to assist our young people and assist us to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
For students studying education, social work, allied health and community development the experience will develop their understanding of school procedures, develop communication with teachers and school staff, develop cross cultural communication skills and cultural awareness, provide insight into how Indigenous students experience life in school and gain fulfillment of seeing a student improve through their guidance.
Assistance in promoting the opportunity and encouraging students to volunteer. All participants will require a Blue card (QLD schools) or Working with Child Saftey Check (NSW schools). An ability to assist young people in either English, Science, History or Mathematics. Volunteers require a willingness to support the learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Basic personal attributes should include:
• a positive non-judgmental attitude,
• reliable – willingness to devote a set amount of time regularly,
• compassionate – having empathy for students,
• committed – demonstrating your passion for Education and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Volunteers will receive a Beyond the Broncos shirt and also opportunity to attend Broncos home games as a thank you for your participation. All volunteers will participate in an induction/orientation including code of conduct, risk assessment, safe work procedure etc. prior to volunteering.