Apply to Become a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with EdConnect Australia and taking the first steps in what will be an interesting and invaluable volunteering role in supporting our younger generations. This briefly explains our application process, however, should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have previously volunteered with us, please email EdConnect@edconnect.org.au.
As a School Volunteer, you will be in the privileged and valuable position of positively contributing to the outcomes of our next generations. Our application process ensures that we are recruiting the most appropriate volunteers to be working with vulnerable and at risk students. As such please be assured our process very much assists us with this and provides school staff confidence in those volunteers whom we are placing and matching to the most appropriate role in their school.
Please note that all volunteers must be aged 18 years or older, must be available during school hours and either be an Australian citizen/resident or entitled to live and work in Australia. As a general guide, we require applicants to have fluent English language skills (verbal and written) and are unable to accept volunteers on temporary Visas. If unsure please contact us.
We do not offer short-term, community service or one-off volunteering opportunities.
We offer two key school based volunteering opportunities that support vulnerable and/or at risk students. Each of these roles are important however, each role has a different focus and requires different skills and commitment by volunteers. Please note the role descriptions above will assist you in identifying a role better suited to your skills and availability. The application form will ask you to indicate the role you are most interested in.
Applying to become a volunteer with EdConnect Australia is a formal process with prospective volunteers initially required to fill out an application form, as well successfully applying for a Working with Children Check Card and undertaking a Volunteer National Police Check all of which we guide you through should you decide to progress an application to volunteer with us.
You will need to attend an interview. Once your application is successfully processed you will be invited to attend training appropriate to your chosen volunteering role before being placed in a school. Whilst this all may seem daunting in reality it is very straightforward and our team are there to assist you at each step should you need it.
Once we have received your application, it you will be allocated to a School Liaison Officer who will join you on your volunteering journey with us. They will then:
- Commence reference checks
- Commence applications for Working With Children Check Card, application for Volunteer National Police Check
- Conduct an interview with you
- Arrange training appropriate to your role
- Place you in a schools in a role that best suits your interests, skills, availability that is matched to the need of the schools and their student/s
- Thereafter support you throughout your time volunteering with EdConnect Australia.