THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering with EdConnect Australia & taking the first steps in what will be a REWARDING and INVALUABLE volunteering role – supporting younger generations and students who may be experiencing disadvantage or who are at-risk of not reaching their full potential in school and life.
Why Volunteer with EdConnect?
OUR APPLICATION PROCESS
Our application process ensures that we are recruiting skilled volunteers who can work with vulnerable and at-risk students. As such, please be assured that our process assists us in connecting the best volunteers with appropriate students and schools.
- Must be available during school hours – one hour minimum per week for the school term
- Must be aged 18 years or older
- Australian citizen or resident or VISA that entitles you to live & work in Australia
- Fluent English language skills – written and verbal
*We do not offer short-term, community service or one-off volunteering opportunities – ongoing support to students is our priority. Our students need a consistent adult in their lives to provide on-going support. It takes time to build a relationship and by committing to a long-term role, you and the student will benefit greatly.
HOW TO APPLY
READ THE VOLUNTEER INFO SHEET
CHOOSE A VOLUNTEER ROLE
We offer two volunteer roles – Mentor & Learning Support Volunteer. Each role has a different focus and requires different skills and commitment by volunteers. The application form will ask you to indicate the role you are most interested in so have a look at the volunteer role descriptions to see which role suits you.
FILL OUT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM ONLINE
Once your application form is submitted, you will be allocated to a local Liaison Officer who will contact you and walk you through the next steps.
FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW WITH LIAISON OFFICER
A local Liaison Officer will get to know what your interests and experiences are to assist them in matching you to a suitable student and school.
Criminal History Checks will be completed.
Our team is here to assist you with each step.
ATTEND VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Once your application is successfully processed, you will be invited to attend training appropriate to your chosen volunteering role before being placed in a school. Training is offered regularly. Your Liaison Officer will arrange training for you.
THE CURRENT LIST OF SCHOOLS WE SERVICE