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Education Volunteer [Primary, Secondary]

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Organisation : Ardoch

Location : Melbourne, Sydney (Geelong, Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Hume, Wyndham, Melbourne’s Western Region and Melbourne's North)

Time required : 2 hours a week

Duration of project : minimum 6 months

Sector : Education & Training

About the role

*“Joining Ardoch has been the best move I have made since retiring and I continue to enjoy volunteering.” (Ardoch volunteer)*

Calling all superheroes-in-waiting! If you want to help children and young people reach their true potential, we want to hear from you.

**How can you help us make a difference?**

In 2019 Ardoch volunteers supported 18,715 children and young people by contributing 35,323 hours of their time working with teachers in schools and early learning centres. With many students experiencing disruptions to learning in 2020, we need your help more than ever to enable them realise their potential through education.

You will support students, teachers and schools in Primary and Secondary settings in this dynamic volunteer role. Working one-to-one with children or in small groups, you will help students to further develop their literacy and numeracy skills, as well as being a friendly and positive adult role model to them.

With us you can gain:

– training and support to help you feel confident in your role

– ongoing professional development sessions with knowledgeable guest speakers

– a valued place in our vibrant volunteer community

– the opportunity to play an important part in a young person’s education journey

**Who are we?**

Ardoch is a national children’s education charity, working hard to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in communities experiencing disadvantage by providing vital learning and wellbeing resources and activities.

**What do we do?**

We train and mobilise volunteers to schools and early learning centres, with a focus on building strong foundations of education such as literacy and numeracy. We broaden horizons for children by providing access to excursions and inspiring learning experiences.

Basically, we’re showing up for the kids who need our help the most.

**What’s involved?**

This opportunity involves volunteering for 2 hours a week. You will work with students at the same time and at the same school each week, for a minimum of 6 months.

Not living in Melbourne? No worries. We are in need of volunteers in Geelong, Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Hume, Wyndham, Melbourne’s Western Region and Melbourne’s North, so there are sure to be opportunities to help schools in your local community.

Opportunities are in primary and secondary schools in Sydney’s western and south western suburbs.

**Required Checks:**

– Clear Police check (Ardoch will complete free of charge)

– Working With Children Check

– 3 professional references

For more information please visit our website or contact 9537 2414 or email volunteers@ardoch.org.au.

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the organisation

Organisation name : Ardoch
Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Our 2025 vision is to become Australia’s most impactful education partner supporting children in disadvantaged communities. Our mission is that every child’s potential should be realised through full participation in education. This belief inspires us to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes of children in disadvantaged communities. We mobilise community and workplace volunteers to support schools and early childhood services. We also advocate for and seek to influence policy change to reduce inequity in education.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.


Please quote in application: Education Volunteer [Primary, Secondary] via Pro Bono Australia.


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