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    Volunteer As A Learning Partner!

    We are calling out to the Toowoomba community to become a volunteer Learning Partner to assist a student with academic and/or social support needs during study. The program will support students who are experiencing barriers to achieving their education goals.

    Encourage students to reach their long-term study, employment and personal goals.

    As well as support from the Learning Partners, the Toowoomba Scholarship Program will also offer students:

    • Guidance and referrals to find the training or education course that is best suited to their goals and ambitions
    • Financial support of up to $1500 to put towards education expenses
    • Face to face and online peer support facilitated by the Education Program Coordinator

    What does a Learning Partner do?

    Learning Partners provide a critical mentoring role to program participants. By supporting and encouraging scholarship recipients, Learning Partners can help build students’ confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance, as well as helping them to participate in their chosen education program.

    The Learning Partner will be responsive to the needs of the individual. Support could include helping to devise a study schedule, assistance with navigating online learning, guidance to seek support from their educational institution, having conversations about the work they are learning, assisting in research and finding information online and in the library.

    What time commitment is required?

    The Learning Partner will spend 1-2 hours per week/fortnight providing study and social support to the scholarship recipient in a location like a library or café.

    Some participants will be in the program for 12 months and others only 3 months. It will depend on the person’s course.

    When will the program start?

    Training for Learning Partners will be February 2020.

    Who can I contact for more information or to register my interest?

    Please get in touch with Carly Middap, Toowoomba Education Program Coordinator on (07) 4699 5222 or alternatively email carly.middap@svdpqld.org.au.

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