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Volunteer with Clemente

Learning Partners –  tertiary


United Way Ballarat partners with Australian Catholic University Ballarat (ACU), Centacare Ballarat, City of Ballarat – Ballarat Libraries, The Smith Family Ballarat and  Federation University Australia to provide this program.  The Clemente Program offers the opportunity of tertiary education for people who for many and varied reasons, have never had that opportunity.  Students who successfully complete four units are awarded a Certificate in Liberal Studies.

Students are enrolled at ACU who also cover their student fees.  Community volunteers, recruited and supported by United Way Ballarat, act as ‘learning partners’ to students, giving support with planning, writing, research and learning computer skills.  Centacare Ballarat and The Smith Family Ballarat recruit students, coordinate the program and provide personal support for the students.  Both Universities provide academics who offer a positive experience of tertiary education.  The City of Ballarat – Ballarat Libraries provide a non-threatening venue for the program to take place find out more about the program here.

Learning Partners are ideally people passionate about the goals of the program who have a background in teaching and/or tertiary study and who are able to guide students through the process of Tertiary study.  Training and support is provided.

The committment is approximately 2 hours per week during University semesters.

If this is something you may be interested in please register here.




United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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