Schools Assistant in Australia

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Schools Assistant in Australia

Duration: from 5 months to 11 months
Countries: Australia
Our schools assistants in Australia provide classroom help to day and boarding schools and have the choice between traditional and indigenous teaching placements.

Schools Assistant in Australia

Schools Assistant placements are located throughout Australia in some of the country’s most welcoming and exciting schools. You will have the chance to work alongside teachers, develop your own teaching skills and build strong relationships with the children as you assist with all aspects of school life.

School Assistant placements offer the chance for volunteers to live and work with young people from a variety of backgrounds. In indigenous communities it may be the first time that the children have attended formal education.

Volunteers assist with the supervision of students in the boarding house before and after school and at weekends, as well as providing assistance in the classroom with one-on-one tutoring and group work.

This is particularly important for students with low levels of grammar and literacy. Help is also required in intensive English programmes for children who do not have English as their native language.

Volunteers have the opportunity to become involved in areas of personal interest such as sport, music and drama. They might also supervise on school camps, help in the school office or library and, for those with driving licences, transport boarders to doctor’s appointments, sports fixtures, and other appointments as required.

Programme overview

Minimum age: 18
Departs: Jan / Jul
Duration: 5 or 11 months

What’s Included?

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Accommodation & food
  • Pocket money
  • In-country support
  • 24/7 support

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation is provided in the staff quarters on campus, or volunteers are given their own room within the school boarding house. Food is supplied in conjunction with accommodation.

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This placement would suit:

Someone who is enthusiastic, energetic and who has a hands-on approach to teaching and a willingness to get involved in all aspects of school life. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose from Boarding Schools, Indigenous Schools or Traditional Schools and may find themselves discovering a new aspect of Australia.

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About Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that specialises in overseas volunteering placements. Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 40,000 young people to volunteer in over 17 countries around the world, where they’ve had the opportunity to work in areas as diverse as conservation, medical work, outdoor sports, community projects and teaching and for 3 to 12 months. 

We help young people from developed and developing countries to volunteer and make sure our placements deliver sustainable value for the children, communities and institutions that volunteers work in. We match every volunteer to a placement that really needs their skills and where they can have the most benefit as part of a larger, ongoing programme. No qualifications or previous experience are required.


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