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VOLUNTEERS HELPING STUDENTS THRIVE

EdConnect Australia is a charity that trains, supports and places volunteers in local schools to improve the lives of vulnerable students.

We connect generations.

Our volunteers make a life-long impact on students’ lives by “giving back” and sharing their life experience with younger generations.

We connect communities.

Our volunteers work in their local schools and build lasting relationships with the people in their community. Our volunteers lead by example by donating their time.

We connect.

Our volunteers meet face-to-face with students during the school day ensuring a meaningful connection is made to better support a vulnerable student.

OUR VOLUNTEERS CHANGE LIVES.

Become a volunteer with EdConnect Australia and you’ll start a mutually beneficial relationship with a young person who needs support at school. EdConnect services disadvantaged and at-risk students in local schools by providing schools with skilled volunteers in the community. Each volunteer has been diligently screened and trained to work safely in the school environment.

EdConnect offers two volunteer roles within the school environment.

Mentor Volunteer

Mentoring

-Work face-to-face with the same student

-Provide weekly mentoring sessions

-Support academics through activities

-Teach social skills and provide emotional support

-Be a friend and confidant

-Make a life-long impact for one student

Learning Support Volunteer

Learning Support

-Help students within the classroom environment

-Provide classroom support to teachers

-Work with students in small groups

-Assist in the school library, canteen, breakfast club or bike clubs

-Help with school fundraising, sports carnivals and other events

-Assist staff with minor school improvements

Our staff work diligently to meet face-to-face with each volunteer. We take the time to hear volunteers’ interests so we can match them with a student and school that suits their preferences. We currently operate in 260 schools across Australia. Click here to see our list of schools.

What people are saying about EdConnect Australia

“It has been a powerful and much appreciated program by many students over the years”

Senior High School - Mt Lawley

“The volunteers provide an extremely valuable role, giving our kids the best possible chances for success, regardless of personal circumstance or background”

Zola Lawry - Speech Pathologist, Northern Bay College, Geelong

“My catch cry is; One significant adult in a child’s life, can make a significant difference.  In many cases the EdConnect mentor is that significant other.”

Fran Fallows - Hillarys Primary School
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Our Stories in Action

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EdConnect News and Stories

Volunteer Profile – Alan Greenhalg

Yesterday, I was feeling pretty low as a result of chronic pain and sleep deprivation. However, I dragged myself along to…

Volunteer Profile – Bernadette Holland

After retiring, I considered various volunteering opportunities in my community and decided that EdConnect Australia was a great option. It allowed…

St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School mentor wins top award

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Growth in the Peel Region of WA

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EdConnect helping Girls in STEM strive  

EdConnect Australia held its first state event since the merger of TimeHelp and the Student Volunteer Program on Monday 11 November…

EdConnect Australia’s AGM 2019

The Annual General Meeting for the School Volunteer program Ltd trading as EdConnect Australia was held on the 21st of October…