Talking with Aussies Volunteer Application Form

A volunteer program for conversation, connection, and cultural exchange.

If you would like to join the program as a volunteer who engages in casual English conversation for an hour a week with an international student, please complete the online application below.

Please note: After finishing this application form, the next step is to undergo a volunteer briefing session. At present, these sessions are conducted via Zoom video chat. You will be directed to book a session about this after completing this form.

For enquiries:
Phone: 8313 4828


Personal details
Work and interests
Please select your interests / hobbies (tick all that apply).
Entertainment and technology
Food / cuisine
Health and wellbeing
Nature / outdoors
Other information
Is English your native language?
You are welcome to join Talking with Aussies as long as you can speak English fluently. Please note, however, that most international students request to be matched with a native speaker of English, and that it therefore may take a little longer to match you if you are a non-native speaker of English. It is also important that your email communication is fluent.
Preferences relating to student(s)
Please indicate whether you have any preferences relating to your student's country of origin, native language, area of study, or gender.
Please provide the names and contact details for 2 referees. 

Please note: Referees need not necessarily be a professional reference, just someone who knows you well and can confirm the information you are providing above.
Final comments
Please read the program terms & conditions listed in the volunteer position description and insurance guide before submitting your application.