Volunteer As A Learning Partner - St Vincent de Paul Society QLD
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    Volunteer As A Learning Partner!

    Why not support and encourage a student to reach their education goals by becoming a Learning Partner?

    What does a Learning Partner do?

    Learning Partners provide a critical mentoring role to Scholarship recipients. As a learning partner, you will support and encourage your scholarship recipient to build confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance, as well as help them to participate in their chosen education program.

    As a learning partner, you can assist by helping to devise a study schedule, assist with navigating online learning, guidance to seek support from their educational institution, have conversations about the work they are learning or assist in research and finding information online and in the library.

    In this role, you will assist students in the Toowoomba Scholarship Program with:

    • 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


    How much time/commitment is required?

    As a Learning Partner, you could spend up to 1-2 hours per week/fortnight providing study and social support to the scholarship recipient online via email, text or face to face in a location like a library or café (COVID-19 safe).

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

    What training is required, or what do I need to do to become a Learning Partner?

    Click here to send an enquiry to the Scholarship Coordinator.

    Online training is undertaken and Learning partners are matched to recipients at the beginning of each round.

    As part of the SVDP volunteer program, all volunteers are required to undergo a National Police Check online.

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

    Please get in touch with the Toowoomba Scholarship Program Coordinator on (07) 4699 5222, 0436 845 379 or email education@svdpqld.org.au.

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