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WA Volunteer Awards 2020
29/04/2021

It was a wonderful evening of powerful stories, recognition and inspiration at the EdConnect Awards Ceremony which was held on Tuesday…

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Mentors make a difference to young lives.
29/01/2021

Volunteer mentors are making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people at schools in Port Hedland. Under the…

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“I can never thank my mentor enough for believing in me and listening.”
26/11/2020

EdConnect Australia and Alcoa Foundation presented the impact of their partnership at an event for volunteers and schools on 25th of…

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EdConnect Volunteer Celebrates 20 Years of Service
12/10/2020

September 2020 EdConnect volunteer, Julie Lawson, has described the joy of helping students overcome challenges and reach their potential after dedicating…

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A True Gentleman
12/10/2020

June 2020 Former Falcon resident, Alan Thornton, has been posthumously recognised for his outstanding work with young people by being awarded…

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Westfield Hero Nominee – Reno Demicoli
01/09/2020

Reno Demicoli is a 72 year-old volunteer with EdConnect who mentors students at Northern Bay College in Corio, Victoria. Demicoli has…

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Local Geelong Volunteer Receives Top Recognition 
19/06/2020

EdConnect Australia held their inaugural National Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Tuesday the 10th of June. It was a virtual event that reached a national audience of volunteers, supporters, school members,…

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A Year 6 Teacher’s Experience During Covid-19
18/06/2020

“It was very challenging in March 2020, as it became clearly evident that schools were going to be implicated by Covid-19….

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A volunteer’s perspective during COVID-19
18/06/2020

MEET TED HUDSON “Taking early retirement in 1998 after working thirty seven years as an administrative officer (clerk) with the Commonwealth…

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School Volunteers More Important Than Ever
12/05/2020

MEDIA RELEASE May 2020 As we celebrate National Volunteer Week (18-24 May) and students transition back into the classroom EdConnect Australia…

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St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School mentor wins top award
05/12/2019

The Pilbara Mentors Awards Night was held on Tuesday the 26 November at the Junction in Port Hedland. Kirsten Thompson was…

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EdConnect and Alcoa Foundation End of Year Event 2019
Growth in the Peel Region of WA
02/12/2019

Alcoa Foundation and EdConnect Australia began working together in 2016 in order to establish and grow the EdConnect community volunteer program…

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EdConnect helping Girls in STEM strive  
28/11/2019

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

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Volunteer THANK YOU Morning Tea 2019
24/07/2019

Annual THANK YOU Morning Tea for Volunteers On Thursday the 18th of July, volunteers gathered together to help EdConnect Australia celebrate…

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EdConnect Delivers Homework Club
05/06/2019

The Clonard College Homework Club EdConnect Australia has entered in to a partnership project with Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) at…

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2019 Annual Awards Evening
14/05/2019

EdConnect HONOURS VOLUNTEERS EdConnect Australia had an unprecedented turnout from the community for their Annual Awards Evening on Thursday the 2nd…

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School Volunteers Now More Important Than Ever
14/05/2020

13 May 2020 With National Volunteer Week (18-24 May) coming up next week and students transitioning back into the classroom from…

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Volunteer Profile – Alan Greenhalgh
30/03/2020

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

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Volunteer Profile – Bernadette Holland
23/03/2020

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

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