Report: Ms Leptos
As well as community volunteering, we are trialling on-campus volunteering this year.
Students still have to approach teachers taking classes during the timetabled volunteering session and be accepted by their supervising teacher.
The volunteers then have to commit to attending the teacher’s class every week and undertaking any jobs the teacher has for them. This could include personalised support for individual students, checking student work and suggesting improvements, putting up displays of student work, photocopying for the class or anything where an extra pair of hands are needed.
There has been a lot of interest in becoming a classroom volunteer in classes that have practical activities.
This week Sienna was lending a hand in Mr Dibben’s food class.
“There are always students who could do with a bit of extra instruction and supervision, especially in a subject like Food, where there are sharp objects in the hand of students,” she says. The buddy system is also helping to build relationships across year levels.