Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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Work for Ardoch.
Strategy 2025 sets out five strategic priorities for Ardoch to focus on as we work towards our vision.
Ardoch’s history – 30 years of impact.
Ardoch’s Annual and Financial Reports.
The team at Ardoch work tirelessly every day to drive our mission forward and support more children in disadvantaged communities.
The philanthropic, corporate and community partners who support our programs.
Ardoch delivers educational programs to children in disadvantaged communities. Our programs promote literacy and STEM learnings and enhance student aspirations by broadening their horizons.
Ardoch’s Literacy Support provides early intervention programs to improve the literacy and language skills of children in their crucial early and primary school years.
STEM Support provides a suite of programs to foster children’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.
Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs provide a range of unique and engaging learning and life experiences.
Ardoch uses an outcomes framework that is common to all of our programs to measure the impact of our work.
Ardoch School Costs Guide.
We measure our program outcomes using a range of methodologies and conduct internal and external evaluations to assess the impact of our programs.
Ardoch partners with schools that are identified as needing educational support.
Published external research and evaluation reports.
Volunteers are central to Ardoch’s work. We offer opportunities to volunteer individually or as part of a workplace.
Over the year Ardoch offers different events that our supporters can attend or sponsor.
Become a corporate partner and help improve the educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities.
Leaving a gift to Ardoch in your Will is an especially thoughtful and valued form of support.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of its supporters to help every child realise their potential. We offer several different ways to fundraise for Ardoch.
If you become a regular donor, your monthly donation will provide important, ongoing funding that will help every child realise their potential.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of philanthropy, corporate partners and the community to deliver our programs.
National Volunteer Week is celebrated every year at the end of May. This year’s theme was “changing communities, changing lives”, and represents all the amazing volunteers in Australia that work so hard to make not only the community a better place but also the lives of the individuals.
This year Ardoch’s celebrations were quite different to how we would normally celebrate our volunteers and National Volunteer Week. The health crisis means that our plans were adapted to the online world to accommodate social distancing and the health and wellbeing of all involved.
However, nothing was going to stop us from celebrating the incredible work of our volunteers over the last year. Over 2019, Ardoch’s 1,773 volunteers contributed 35,323 hours across 135 partner sites, helping to support the education of over 18,700 children. Volunteers are vital to Ardoch and this impact would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. We celebrated this amazing contribution by sharing a thank you video message from the whole Ardoch team to our volunteers. We also shared across our social media a few volunteer stories highlighting their reason for volunteering and key memorable moments.
The high point of the week though, was the virtual morning tea, where Ardoch’s Patron in Chief, the Governor of Victoria made a special appearance, thanking our volunteers for all the work they do in the community. She especially enjoyed hearing from our volunteers about their experience supporting the education and engagement of children in their local area.
From all of the Ardoch team, thank you again. We look forward to continuing to support children and young people living in disadvantaged communities, with the help of our amazing volunteers.