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Volunteer tutor program

Volunteer tutors

If you’re interested in getting involved, you could become a volunteer tutor. As a tutor, you’ll help our AMEP students improve their English language skills for work, further study, and to settle confidently in Australia. We are looking for volunteers located throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland. Sign up today for the chance to make a life-changing difference in your local community.

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No experience necessary

One of the great perks of volunteering with us is that you don’t need to have previous teaching or tutoring experience to apply. Before commencement, we will provide you with the necessary training, free of charge. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia, aged 18 years or over, and possess a good level of written and spoken English. Additionally, we will require you to complete a successful criminal history check, complete the free tutor training with TAFE Queensland, and commit for a minimum of one hour per week.

Free training

Once you are accepted into the volunteer program, you will receive free training to help you perform your role. The training covers trauma-informed practice, basic principles of communicative language teaching, effective tutoring, needs of humanitarian clients and adult learning styles and strategies. Once you have successfully completed the training, you will receive a statement of participation. While this is not a formal qualification, it will equip you with the necessary skills to tutor our AMEP students.

How it works

Our volunteer tutors work with students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and age groups. Once your training is complete, you will be matched with a student based on your location and availability. You can then organise to meet at a time and place that's mutually convenient for yourself and your student. For example, some tutors arrange to meet at their student’s house, at a local café or library space, or on campus after class.

Register to become a tutor