About Us

About Us

We connect volunteers who want to make a difference, with young people in school who need extra help.

We’re harnessing the wisdom and skills of older generations to enrich the learning experience of young people who are at risk of falling by the wayside in an often over-burdened school system.

Our vision

Every community helping young people to succeed.

Our mission

To prepare and connect intergenerational volunteers with disadvantaged or at-risk young people for education success and wellbeing.

Our charitable status

We are a registered Australian Charity with DGR 1 tax deductible status.

Our legal name is The School Volunteer Program Ltd. Our trading name is EdConnect Australia


It’s about inspiring older generations to inspire the next.It’s about raising literacy and numeracy standards, but also equipping young people with the life skills they need.It’s about enhancing wellbeing and enriching lives and communities by enabling people of all ages to help each other.It’s about giving everyone every opportunity to realise their potential – in school, in life, in society.

At EdConnect, we’re training and mobilising a nationwide army of volunteers to provide life-changing mentoring and learning support in schools for young people who are at risk of not fulfilling their educational potential.

  • We’re the only national charity in Australia with this unique focus and purpose.
  • Whatever stage of life you’re at, we all have the potential to do good, to make a difference.
  • At EdConnect it’s our mission to unleash this potential for the greater good across Australia.