Can you be the spark of change in a young person's life?
The first step to having a positive impact on the world is deciding you want to make a difference. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and we appreciate anyone willing to come and use their experience or professional skills to support the youth of Victoria.
We know for a fact that the benefits of volunteering are enormous and the impact you make can last a lifetime. Not only will you be able to make a positive change in a young person's life, but you'll also be making a difference in your own.
Volunteers are essential to the success of Sparkways, and we offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities for passionate people throughout Greater Melbourne.
Our mentoring program trains and matches volunteer mentors with children and young people who want a mentor and recognize the value of the mentor program.
Every day we see the positive impact mentoring has on the lives of young people, with many of them going on to say they have more self-esteem, resourcefulness and confidence after our program.
But mentoring doesn’t just make a difference for the young person, it can have a profound impact on your own life with our mentors reporting an increased sense of purpose, personal growth, and empathy after completing our program.
School can be tough and we need tutors to help our children and young people with their schoolwork and support their academic success.
Either through Zoom or face-to-face, tutors will help primary and secondary school students with their homework and other school-related tasks. We are looking for a range of tutors to support our young people currently attending school, across all subjects.
As a volunteer tutor, you'll be providing invaluable support and enrichment to vulnerable students who are looking for some extra help with their schooling.
Building strong relationships within the community is one of Sparkways' most powerful tools in supporting Victoria's children and young people.
You can help support us by volunteering your time at one of our many events throughout the year, or by hosting your own event or donation drive! Small events are a great way to spread Sparkways' story, what we do, and how others can get involved.
Another great way to support our programs is by donating your valuable skills and expertise.
We're always looking for passionate and dynamic professionals to assist us in a variety of special projects across the organisation from fundraising and graphic design to legal advice and administration.
If you're looking for a positive way to apply and develop your professional skills, get in contact with us today.