Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Stories

EdConnect Australia is honoured to connect incredible and committed volunteers with schools and students and make a life-changing difference in their lives. Some of our volunteers have kindly agreed to share their personal stories. If you have a personal story you would like to share we would love to hear from you.

Deirdre’s Story

Lives lived and lives ahead   On returning to Australia in 2015, after 44 years living in Asia, Deirdre Moss signed... Read More
Brian’s Story

Brian empowers students through intergenerational learning   Brian Wood, a dedicated volunteer with a passion for mentoring and empowering young people,... Read More
Athena and student Brock’s Story

A remarkable story of connection, compassion and community   At Maidens Park Primary School in Bunbury WA, Athena Sofilas, has been... Read More
Val’s Story

Val's Volunteer Garden Adventure   Val Horsby's journey as a volunteer began in Albany in 2009, when she joined the School... Read More
Gary’s Story

Professional Leader and Engineer prioritises volunteering to assist youth in need    In 2017, distinguished leader and chemical engineer Gary Frampton made... Read More
Stephen’s Story

Making a difference to our student's lives   Stephen Klyen is an exceptional individual with a heart full of compassion, and... Read More
Vania’s Story

Finding purpose in volunteering   A first generation Australian who found purpose in volunteering with EdConnect Australia, Vania Milton is passionate... Read More
Greg’s Story

Inspiring EdConnect volunteer assists students in social skill mentoring   Meet Gregory, one of our inspiring 1,100 volunteers here at EdConnect... Read More
Diane’s Story

Assisting youth working through big emotions   As per their Thursday routine, the literacy group students from Wentworthville Primary School gathered... Read More
Leonie’s Story

Continuing her journey in the education sector post-retirement   Meet Leonie Cusick, one of the hundreds of compassionate EdConnect Australia volunteers... Read More