Volunteering is a great opportunity to be part of the change and give back to the community and those who are less fortunate. At MWA, there are a range of great opportunities to volunteer your time and effort. Not only will you gain immense reward and recognition, but you will also grow your skills and join a dynamic team of volunteers who share the same drive to enact change.
Depending on the program you are volunteering for, the tasks and responsibilities mayvary. However, some of the general responsibilities may include but are not restricted to:
H2M is a free tutoring service delivered by MWA for the children of its Linking Hearts clients. These students are from disadvantaged backgrounds which include but are not limited to: Community And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, financial hardship, domestic violence and English as a Second Language (ESL). These factors place the students at a significant disadvantage compared to other students, serving as a barrier to reaching their academic potential.
In response, MWA acted quickly to serve this gap and support the education of these children by developing this tutoring service at our Lakemba office. The program runs concurrently with the school term on Monday, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Our team of volunteers are dedicated and committed to these students, assisting them with their homework and assessment preparation.
Day: Every Monday
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Do you want to spend your time helping children develop their confidence and reach their full potential?
With a focus on personal development, identity and empowerment, SAYIT explores the significance and impact of our surroundings and how young women can better understand ourselves through an awareness of our environment.
SAYIT explores the mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of growing up as a young Muslim woman. This is achieved through workshops, guest speakers, interactive and fun activities, community projects and spiritual development. Different discussions and activities for Junior and Senior SAYIT girls.
The program runs fortnightly on Saturdays throughout the school term, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, from Felicity House in Bass Hill, and is for girls aged 7 to 17 years. Volunteers are involved in program development, facilitation of activities and delivery of sessions.
Ukhti, Please! is a sisterhood program which aims to explore issues of Islam, mental health and wellbeing that Muslim women may deal with on a consistent basis. Each month, sisters from the community gather to tackle controversial issues through much-needed discussions in a safe and supported environment. Topics will encompass mindfulness, Islam, and the impact these issues may have on our mental state. With the rise of information on the internet and social media platforms, young women are exposed to misinformation and are unsure where to seek appropriate guidance, particularly on issues that have become more prevalent today.
Due to the popularity of the sisterhood talks, sisters decided to form a Working Group who meet regularly to discuss the next month’s topic and guest speakers to invite. Your involvement in this program can range from participating in these meaningful planning discussions to setting up the event on the day and facilitating the discussion!
The Older Women’s Lounge is a program which reforms connections between the youth and the seniors of the community. The program involves organising an outing for the seniors each fortnight and reconnecting with them in purposeful discussion. Your responsibility will include planning and organising the outline for the day and spending time with the seniors to put a smile on their face.