South West Community Initiative Promoting Volunteering in Local Primary Schools
Be Part of Team, Make New Friends and Help Children Reach their Potential
HU4K sources and places volunteers who work under the direction of partnering primary schools (Literacy specialists and teachers) to make a tangible contribution towards improved reading abilities for students selected as needing this help
HANDS UP 4 KIDS is a shining example of local communities helping their local children at their local school
DO YOU HAVE ONE HOUR A WEEK FREE?
BE PART OF A TEAM, MAKE NEW FRIENDS & MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HU4K program has been developed by a community group and schools in the greater Bunbury area working in partnership. Together they determine and review all aspects of the program with HU4K recruiting, placing and supporting volunteers and the schools assigning staff to take responsibility for all in-school aspects. Volunteers are really valued and welcomed as part of the school team. No training required and freedom to nominate days of attendance and other flexible arrangements make this an ideal program for the busy, or the not-so-busy volunteer.
Yes you can, However HU4K usually places you in the U4K school in your on your neighbourhood or community.
No you do not. You just need to like children and be able to read.
2024 TERM DATES
Wed 31 Jan – Thurs 28 March
Mon 15 April – Fri 28 June
Mon 15 July – Fri 20 Sept
Mon 7 Oct – Thu 12 Dec
The Rotary Club of Margaret River has been supporting Hands Up 4 Kids from late 2017. Club members and Friends of Rotary have been called upon to join the program which continues to grow in the Margaret River region. Feedback from the 2 primary schools involved is positive. Those involved in the program report finding it rewarding to develop relationships with students and see their reading progress through the year. The Club considers Hands Up 4 Kids to be a program which is beneficial both to students and volunteers. It has the bonus of meeting one of Rotary International’s key focuses, literacy.
Rotary Club of Margaret River
I know the importance of reading to children. I have two grandchildren in Years 2-5 both of whom need this help.
I also wanted to contribute locally if I could and hopefully make a small difference.
It is absolutely invigorating being with these young children! It’s not ‘Can I find time to help out’ but “Thank You. HANDS UP 4 KIDS” for giving me the opportunity to help these young children! It’s a privilege I enjoy!
The most effective way to address literacy barriers and therefore learning outcomes is to establish teams of volunteers to listen to kids read.
Partner Primary School
Volunteers are demonstrating ‘community service in action’ which fits with the focus on school’s teaching of the importance of virtues.
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