For FAQs regarding volunteering with Ardoch, visit here

For FAQs regarding Working with Children Check, visit here.

How can I update my contact details with Ardoch?

If you have moved house, changed your email address or phone number and would like to provide your updated details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your old and new details so we can update our records, or call us on 03 9537 2414. You can also submit your request to update your details through the enquiry form on our Contact page.

If you would like to update your banking details as a Friend of Ardoch for your monthly donations, please phone us on 03 9537 2414. 

How is my donation to Ardoch spent? And where does Ardoch’s funding come from?

Ardoch works hard to ensure that donor funds go directly to where they are needed most, to support children and young people in education. Our overheads and staffing costs are tightly controlled and managed, and Ardoch is recognised for our expertise in mobilising in kind support in the form of volunteer time and donated goods.

Ardoch’s annual operating revenue is derived from several streams of income: philanthropic trusts and foundations, the business sector, fundraising events and generous donations from individuals and organisations in the community. We receive only very small amounts of government funding, mostly from local governments in the communities in which we work.

When was Ardoch Youth Foundation established?

Ardoch Youth Foundation began in 1988, when our Founder Kathy Hilton helped one young girl to complete her schooling. Visit the Our History page for more information.

How does Ardoch decide which schools or preschools to partner with?

Ardoch partners with schools and early childhood centres that serve communities experiencing high levels of socio-economic and other forms of disadvantage. Partnership considerations include the percentage of students and families receiving the Education Maintenance Allowance, as well as the other supports available to the school of early childhood centre.

We generally work in a ‘cluster’ model which means we can link together early childhood centres, primary and secondary schools in the same region, and mobilise local resources – in the form of people and material help – for maximum benefit.

To enquire about becoming an Ardoch partner school please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 03 9537 2414. We would encourage you to view the list of our existing partner schools and early years services to get a more detailed overview of where we are currently working.

How do I change the amount of my monthly ‘Ardoch Stars’ donation?

Please call us on 03 9537 2414 to discuss your Ardoch stars monthly donations, and we will arrange for any changes to your monthly gift to be made.