Volunteering at YAS
Supportive partnerships between home and school contribute to the success of our school. We value parent and community involvement in a range of formal and informal ways. Below is a list of ways you can volunteer in our school.
LAP/School Mentoring Programs - see below
Class Room Reading
And any other areas you can offer your special talents. We welcome all volunteers regularly or for one off events.
Do any of these areas sound interesting? If they do, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator or completed a Registration of Interest Form. For more information on volunteering with the Department for Education refer to https://www.education.sa.gov.au/search/volunteering
The Learning Assistance Programme (LAP)
Enabling students to develop resilience and wellbeing through positive mentoring
The LAP Program is L.A.P. is a school-based mentoring programme relying on volunteer helpers to fulfil its task. Each volunteer works on a one-to-one basis once a week for about forty-five minutes – 1 hour with a child that has been matched to them and who has been identified as benefiting from assistance. The main aim of the volunteer is to support the development of the child's self-esteem. Volunteer (Mentors) come from all walks of life and can be parents, grandparents, old scholars, senior students and interested community members. They each bring with them many special talents skills and interests to share with their student, examples being craft, cooking, knitting, woodwork, computers, reading, helping with a special project, writing, spelling, photography, chess and board game enthusiast and the list goes on.
Having another person by your side, who believes in you and is prepared to commit to helping you achieve your goals is life changing. Mentoring is making a positive difference in the lives of many students across the school and they are showing significant improvement in their relationships with their peers, family and friends. Our L.A.P. volunteers have found the work both rewarding and stimulating. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend end of term coffee mornings, workshops and training where they can learn new skills and interact with other mentors. The kettle is always on to have a coffee and chat at any given opportunity too.
We welcome you to come and discover what it feels like to work in a one-to-one learning environment.