Bus Assistant Volunteer

The Program

Do you have one hour a week to make a real difference in your local community? We are looking for Bus Assistants to join our School Bus-Run Program! This Program has proven to be a vital community service, as it helps children in need get to school so they can have access to education, and it has been life-changing for many children and their families. The task involves conducting a bus-run around the local area to pick up children from their homes and take them to school.

The Position

The role of the Bus Assistant is to:

  • Provide support to the bus-driver, which may include helping with navigation
  • Knock on the door at each residence
  • Assist children safely on and off the bus
  • Remind children to fasten their seat belts

Your attributes:

  • Reliable and committed
  • Patient
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Help children get to school and improve their access to education and wellbeing services
  • Make a real difference in the community
  • Meet new people
  • Gain valuable skills and experience
  • Be a valuable member of our volunteering team and have an opportunity to get involved with other Open House programs

Time Required
The shifts available are on weekdays from 8am to 9am during school terms.


    • Current Working with Children Check
    • Current National Police Check
    • Two professional referees


Note: Open House will conduct the Police Check and assist applicants to obtain the Working with Children Check at no cost to the applicant.