Education Volunteers

Ardoch’s Education Volunteers provide in-classroom literacy support to engage children with reading, writing and language exercises aimed at improving their confidence, engagement and interaction with literacy.

Ardoch places screened and trained volunteers into early years centres and primary and secondary school classrooms at the request of our education partners. Education Volunteers commit two hours a week for at least six months to the partner site they are matched to. The volunteers attend at the same time each week and usually work one-on-one with a student or a group of students who need extra help with their literacy skills. Depending on the needs of our education partners, volunteers may also support a range of other in-class activities.


  • “Thanks for your support and encouragement! I had a fantastic time! Children are smart and lovely; teachers are also friendly and professional!”


    “We have seen many children who find learning to read difficult, burst with eagerness when our volunteers arrive.”


  • “The flourishing rapport between the volunteers and students has not only encouraged a love of reading but a trusting and safe environment for children to engage in meaningful and educational conversations.”

    Principal St Francis Xavier

    “All at Ardoch and everyone at SPSS have been so supportive and a joy to work with. Over some 25 years of volunteering, I have not come across better organizations!”