EdConnect News and Stories


Lotterywest Funding Allows New Volunteer Office Hub Fitout

Image Caption: Minister Stephen Dawson MLC (L), EdConnect Australia CEO Gerri Clay (M) and EdConnect Australia Board Deputy Chair Margaret Banks... Read More
Mentoring Event Proves Good for the Soul

Attendees Jessica Albers, Janine Cox and EdConnect Australia Pilbara Liaison Offcer Kay Corda Mentoring Event Proves Good for the Soul The... Read More
Annual Alcoa Celebration showcases variety of roles that make a difference

Annual Alcoa Celebration showcases variety of roles that make a difference The life changing impact of EdConnect Australia volunteers on local... Read More
Winner of the Pilbara Mentor 2021 Announced

Winner of the Pilbara Mentor 2021 Announced Guest, officials and volunteers at the Pilbara Awards 2021. In an amazing show of... Read More
Victorian Students Face Obstacles Never Seen Before

Victorian Students Face Obstacles Never Seen Before Experienced teacher, journalist, educational writer and producer Simon Garner will be sharing his expertise... Read More
Finding Meaning Through Volunteering Brings Mental Health Rewards

Finding Meaning Through Volunteering Brings Mental Health Rewards A new video has been released in the 'Words to Live By' series... Read More
EdConnect and Alcoa Foundation Renew Three Year Partnership

Image: EdConnect Liaison Officer Karen Barden, Alcoa Foundation Communications and Community Relations Ashley Wright, EdConnect volunteer Eric Bezwerchny and EdConnect CEO... Read More
Lotterywest funds new Virtual Mentoring Pilot Program

Lotterywest fund Virtual Mentoring Pilot Program   Last year was full of challenges and opportunities, leading EdConnect to consider new and... Read More
Fogarty Foundation assist EdConnect to reach new training heights

Fogarty Foundation Assist EdConnect to Reach New Training Heights   EdConnect welcome the support of the Fogarty Foundation in a new... Read More
Geelong Volunteers Gather By The Sea

Geelong Volunteers Gather By The Sea Earlier this week, fifteen Geelong Volunteers gathered at Cottage By the Sea in Queenscliff for... Read More
Pilbara Mentors Follow the Dream

Pilbara Mentors Follow the Dream   The Pilbara Mentors, a program run by EdConnect Australia in partnership with Roy Hill Community... Read More
Supporting Students Through Education Transitions

Supporting Students Through Education Transitions Making the jump from primary to secondary school, or a campus change, can be a tough... Read More
New Board Member Welcome

Warm Welcome for New Board Member John Inverarity   A warm welcome to our new Board Member John Inverarity. Well known... Read More
WA Volunteer Awards 2020

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.

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.”

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

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

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

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 

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

“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

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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

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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Living in the moment

Meet Kay White, Lifestyle Village Resident We spoke to Kay White (70) about how she came to volunteer with us here... Read More