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Volunteering can change lives

Volunteers are vital to helping eligible migrants and refugees practise English, learn about the Australian way of life and connect to the local community. This provides them with a strong foundation to successfully integrate into Australian society. 

As a volunteer, you will be fully supported and get the opportunity to

  • help new Australians learn English and settle into the Australian community 
  • meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds, including  
    students and other staff members 
  • develop new interpersonal skills 
  • learn about other cultures 
  • become part of a dynamic and committed volunteer team

Melbourne AMEP will provide you with free training online. You don’t need to be a teacher, speak another language or have any qualifications to become a tutor. To find out more, download the documents at the bottom of the page.

Opening Doors - VTS event

English for the Workplace Tutoring Testimonial

Tutors - Peer to peer conversation club (for youth)

“We always begin with small talk, some revision and then short role plays. We learnt about fruit and vegetables by holding them up to the phone and identifying and naming them.”
Melbourne AMEP volunteer - Emma Hill on FaceTime

What does a Volunteer Tutor do? 

On completion of the training you will be matched with a Melbourne AMEP Learner who you will tutor one on one for 1-2 hours a week.

Contact with the learner will be either face to face or via digital and mobile phone platforms such as FaceTime and WhatsApp video calls. 

Here is how tutoring via digital platforms can work: 

Tutors in action 

You will be provided with additional training and ongoing support from the Volunteer Tutor Scheme (VTS) Team throughout your involvement.

Changes to the program were put in place from March 2020 as a response to the mandatory government measures for social-distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Become a Volunteer Tutor 

For detailed information including:

  • volunteering opportunities 
  • position descriptions and
  • application form

Please click the 'Become a Volunteer' button 

Become a Volunteer
It feels so good to be doing something for somebody else at this time
Melbourne AMEP Volunteer - Anne Noordzy

Become a Volunteer - 7 steps

Become a volunteer

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