Giving Back2018-08-24T13:35:14+00:00

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

If you have an hour or two to spare each week, Railway House has a number of enjoyable volunteering opportunities available.

Learning Club
(Mondays from 4:30-5:45pm)

Facilitated by a small team of volunteer tutors, Learning Club supports local primary school aged children who need extra help with literacy and numeracy. Tutors listen to children read and play fun, educational games with them.

No teaching experience is necessary but some experience of working with children would be useful.

Kids’ Art House
(Tuesdays from 4-5pm)

Primary School aged children explore their creative side and hone their art skills in this relaxed after school art class. Volunteers assist the art teacher by supporting the children with tasks, thereby ensuring an enjoyable and productive session for all.

No teaching experience is necessary but some experience of working with children and an interest in art/creativity would be useful.

Kickstart Soccer Clinic
(Wednesdays from 4-5pm)

Facilitated by soccer coach and former member of the Kenyan National Football Team, Shede Olukhale, this soccer clinic is for children Prep to Grade 3. Volunteers assist Shede with drills and mini games.

No experience necessary but some experience of working with children and an interest in health and fitness useful.

Tutoring for High School Students

For those interested in working with older children, one on one support for high school students is needed. Tutors meet with students once or twice a week at Railway House at a mutually convenient time and assist with homework and offer general support.

No experience necessary but an ability to relate well to young people and knowledge of maths, English or science would be desirable.

English Language Tutoring for Adults

English Language tutors work one on one with adults from Non English speaking backgrounds living in the local community to help them improve their English language skills in a relaxed environment at Railway House. This might be conversational English or help with reading and writing.

No teaching experience necessary but good English language ability and good people skills are essential.

People with particular skills to share, such as sewing and cooking, are also welcome to get in touch to discuss running a program.

Volunteers will need to obtain a Police Check (and a Working with Children Check if the role involves working with children) which Railway House can help with. Volunteers will be provided with an induction and with a Certificate of Appreciation for their volunteer work.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and email it to Tania Jorquera (Community Development) at or contact her first for further information.