EdConnect News and Stories

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

School Volunteers Now More Important Than Ever

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

Volunteer Profile – Alan Greenhalgh

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...

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...

Ten Years Volunteering

EdConnect Volunteer, Joan Keating was presented with an award of excellence during her 80th birthday celebration at Wallington Primary School on...

Two Generations Helping WA Students Thrive Through Volunteering 

Meg Lane’s enthusiasm for volunteering and helping children is palpable. Retiring from a career in education, she wanted to stay connected to students and...

Rockingham Schools to receive additional support

School children in the Rockingham area will receive additional support to successfully navigate emotional, social and academic issues thanks to a...

EdConnect and Alcoa Foundation partner to help Waroona District High School

School children at Waroona District High School will receive additional support to successfully navigate emotional, social and academic issues thanks to...

School volunteers make a big difference

Volunteers in local schools helped more than 1,500 students in 2018 and in doing so made an economic contribution of nearly...