Become an Education Volunteer

When: 31 Mar 2020

Each year, over 1,750 individuals volunteer with Ardoch across many different programs. The incredible work they do goes straight to the heart of Ardoch and the amazing outcomes we achieve.

Ardoch’s Education Volunteers form positive relationships with students at our partner schools and early years services as adult role models. We know that these relationships can have long-term benefits on children early in life, and are vital to improving educational outcomes.

If you would like to become an Education Volunteer, Ardoch will train and place you in schools or early year’s services to deliver targeted programs which assist and complement teachers in the classroom. As a volunteer, you will often work one on one with a student or a group of students who need extra help with their learning. Supported by the teacher, you will engage children in their education and help build confidence, aspiration and engagement.

Our current volunteering opportunities are listed below. If you are interested in making a difference to the lives of children in your local community, please send your name, email address and phone number to [email protected] or call us on 1300 ARDOCH.  One of our Education Volunteer Program Coordinators will be in touch.


We are looking for early years, primary and secondary school volunteers in the following areas: Geelong, Melbourne’s South East, Melbourne’s Western Region and Melbourne’s North.


We are looking for primary school volunteers in Western Sydney.

Time Commitment:

We are seeking volunteers who would be willing to commit 2 hours a week on the same day, at the same time every week for a minimum of six months.


** At Ardoch we take the health and safety of our volunteers very seriously. We are aware that the current situation may affect your ability to volunteer in schools for the near future. However, we’d still love you to express your interest in volunteering with us!  When life gets back to normal, our programs assisting disadvantaged students to improve their educational outcomes will be more important than ever before.