After wrapping up his volunteering, former Homework Club tutor Jonathan continues to support the program through fundraising.
Jonathan works at QMV – an advisory, consulting, and technology firm – which runs an annual trivia night to raise funds for Jesuit Social Services’ Homework Club. For 17 years, Homework Club has provided free homework help at the Flemington public housing estate.
“It’s something I wanted to continue to support after volunteering as a tutor a long time back,” Jonathan says.
Many Homework Club students are from newly-arrived migrant and refugee backgrounds and face additional barriers to education. Parents may speak English as an additional language and find it difficult helping their children with homework, and private tutoring is often out of reach.