Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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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.
Are you passionate about sharing and presenting to children and young people to help them reach their true potential? Then we want to hear from you!
We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic volunteers who can facilitate sessions online and in person to our partner schools. These sessions are designed to help students to explore future career prospects and skills for the future of work. You will be provided with materials and training to run each session and will play a key part in the success of these programs.
So if you love teaching, facilitating group discussions and working with young people, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!
What do we do?
Ardoch is a national children’s education charity, working to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities by providing vital learning and wellbeing resources and activities.
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.
To be a Next Gen Volunteer, you will need to:
Not living in Melbourne? No worries. We are in need of volunteers in Geelong, Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Melbourne’s Western Region (including Ballarat) and Melbourne’s North, so there are sure to be opportunities to help schools in your local community!
What will you gain?
As a Next Gen Volunteer, you will:
The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 24 May. A 3-hour online training session will be held from 10am – 1pm on Tuesday 8 June. As part of your application we ask that you submit a short video introducing yourself (full details in the application form below).
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9537 2414.
By volunteering through Ardoch, photographs of your participation in our programs will occasionally be used to promote our work (e.g. annual report, newsletters, reports to donors). Please click here to view Ardoch’s Content Permissions Policy