What’s involved in volunteering at The Street University?
At The Street University volunteers are neither simply an addition to The Street University’s work, nor are they an avenue to supplement paid positions. Volunteerism is an integral strand of The Street University’s core offering.
Volunteers with The Street University ARE:
Volunteers with the Street University ARE NOT:
All volunteers will sign a contract with The Street University/Ted Noffs Foundation and will receive a volunteer induction to introduce the culture of the The Street University, their role as a volunteer, and their rights and responsibilities both to and from The Street University. Volunteers will be informed of the management structure around them, e.g. whom they can go to for help, and how to make sure they are getting what they need from their role.
There are various levels of training that are available to volunteers. For some volunteer positions training, and other legal checks like police checks will be mandatory. However training avenues will be made available to all volunteers.
What kind of volunteer are you?
General volunteers are those who would like to help with the day to day running of The Street University. The roles of this group will also be the most varied, from organising events, assisting to facilitate arts, sports, education programs, and creating marketing and promotional material. In order to best ensure that they have a positive experience general volunteers are managed on a project-based system.
Please click here if you would like to sign up as a General Volunteer!
University and TAFE students are able to volunteer through specially organised placements where they will gain specific work experience for a determined period of time. This may be organised through an educational facility or individually by the person.
Please click here if you would like to sign up as a Student Intern!
Course facilitators will facilitate the various courses and activities of The Street University. Fundamentally, they are members of society who are interested in either creating a course, facilitating a course or both. Course facilitators will be the people who are dealing directly and closely with the young people and as such it is important that they have experience/receive adequate training and ongoing supervision and support to ensure a mutually beneficial experience for themselves as well as course participants.
Please click here if you would like to sign up as a Course Facilitator!
Specialist Volunteers refer to those who are volunteering their skilled or professional services to the The Street University organisation and/or The Street University youth. For example, these volunteers may be health professionals/counsellors who provide their services to the youth or alternatively, they may be web professionals/solicitors who volunteer their services to The Street University, the organisation. Where a professional wants to teach a course, they would volunteer their services through the Course Facilitator stream.
Please click here if you would like to sign up as a Specialist Volunteer!
Not sure where you fit in? Feel free to contact us and express your interest in volunteering at The Street University or, alternatively, you can drop in and visit us during our operating hours.
If you have any further questions about volunteering, please contact us during our operational hours on (02) 8785 8000.