27 March 2020
As of Monday the full EdConnect team are now working from our home offices, which was just in time as The Rise, in Maylands WA (where we normally work from) has been closed until April 30. We are all set up and look forward to continuing to provide support, connection and care to all of our volunteers during this difficult time.
VIC NEWS – Schools are on school holidays. Updates to come.
WA NEWS – Our Premier, Mark McGowan, has announced that from Monday 30/3/2020, schools will remain open but if possible, families should keep their children home from schools. Formal classes will officially close a week early from COB Friday 3/4/2020. Schools and staff are asked to plan and prepare for a different teaching model for term 2.
Many of our WA volunteers have already put their volunteering on hold and everyone will be stopping from 3/4/2020 until further notice.
We are asking you to let us know if you are feeling worried or do not have family or a support network who can assist you through this time, to please reply to this email. EdConnect works with a number of local community organisations and if we can connect you to locally based support services, then we are happy to arrange this.
How can we help each other during this time?
Would you like a weekly call from an EdConnect volunteer or staff member to say hello and make sure that you are ok? If yes, then please let us know. If you are happy to be linked to another volunteer and to make that weekly call, then let us know. We are happy to facilitate this process.
As a team we are committed to regularly communicating with you and if you have any ideas or suggestions for EdConnect to consider during this time, please let your Liaison Officer know.
Please be assured that we will contact you as soon as possible with any further updates as we receive them from the WA Department of Education or Health, relating to your volunteering role during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Please stay safe and healthy and if EdConnect can assist in any way, do let us know.