Adult Migrant English Program Volunteer Tutor

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of newly arrived refugees and migrants?  Do you love learning about other cultures?  Can you spare as little as one hour per week to help someone settle and feel at home in their new country?

Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services, trading as Learning for Employment (LfE), is helping newly arrived refugees and migrants to learn English as part of Australia’s largest and oldest language teaching program – the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

We have students waiting for tutors just like you to visit them either in their homes or at local libraries across Melbourne’s west, Geelong and Ballarat.  The students in our program are unable to access English classes at our centres due to caring responsibilities for young children or older family members, disability, health reasons or age.  We will match you with students close to your home or workplace and provide training and resources to prepare you for, and support you in your role as a tutor.  We will also organise your Police and Working With Children Checks.

Being an AMEP Volunteer Tutor will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • give back to your community
  • gain experience in the community development and teaching sectors
  • learn more about Australia’s diverse cultures

About you:

  • no previous teaching experience is required
  • good written and spoken English skills
  • enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • empathetic to the needs of refugees and migrants

We welcome and encourage volunteers from all walks of life.

Please contact Wazih Razib via the following email address to express your interest in becoming an AMEP Volunteer Tutor:

[email protected]