We asked some of the SCARF program coordinators to reflect on their experiences of working with SCARF community members and volunteers.
Andrew Crichton, the coordinator of Homework Help, spends his Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Wollongong Library with a bunch of volunteers and students in the SCARF community from years 7 to 12.
Volunteer tutors in the program assist students with any homework, assignments and tutoring needs, and are patient to ensure concepts are grasped, instructions are understood, and enthusiasm for learning is maintained.
Andrew shared his sentiments about the work of the Homework Help volunteers:
When I got home this evening I was feeling quite emotional, all due to the volunteers. I was chatting with several of them at the end of the session and the level of care and concern they express regarding the students is just amazing. One said to me that she loved coming to HH so much because interaction with the students keeps her young.
The vollies give without hesitation and ask for nothing in return. I am lucky to be associated with them.”
Thank you to all the volunteers that dedicate their time, attention and care to ensure that programs like Homework Help can continue, and that members of the community that are eager to learn and succeed are able to do so.
Thank you also to Andrew for sharing your thoughts with us!
Photo credit: Sarah Pulling of Bear Hunt Photography
Supporting Education and Tutoring
SCARF relies on support from the wider community to deliver our Education and Tutoring program. There are many ways you can contribute, including volunteering, holding a fundraiser, or donating to SCARF.