School in need of more volunteers
BELMONT has experienced a shortage of volunteers in schools for more than a year.
Malcolm Deery is a volunteer at Belmont City College, helping students with their homework.
He takes an hour a week from his busy role as general manager of Programmed in Burswood to support the school’s homework club as part of its volunteer program.
The School Volunteer Program co-ordinates the work of more than 1000 volunteers in 200 schools in the State.
Mr Deery said he started volunteering because it was important to have a sense of community.
“A sense of community for me, means that you add some value to those around you.”
Kathy Warren, from Belmont City College, said the homework club helped build rapport with great role models in the area and the program had been so popular it had increased from six participants to 55.
Individuals or organisations interested in becoming involved can call 9444 8646 or svpwa@svp. org.au.
Homework club volunteer Malcolm Deery (Maylands) with Year 11 students Visura Fernando and Leoj Hector.