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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ardoch. 


Volunteer screening requirements

Ardoch is strongly committed to Child Safety and has a comprehensive screening and induction process for volunteers. As part of the process, you will be required to:

  • Successfully complete several online training modules

  • Receive a National Criminal History Check (via Ardoch)

  • Complete an International Criminal History Check if you have resided overseas for 12 months or more in the past 10 years

  • Receive a Working with Children Check in your state

  • Provide evidence of being fully vaccinated or having a valid medical exemption

  • Agree to abide by the Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct


Ardoch volunteers must be over the age of 18.


Privacy and Equal Opportunity

Ardoch’s Equal Opportunity Policy guidelines apply to the consideration of all information given. Personal information provided by you is subject to Ardoch’s Privacy Policy, which is available here.


Changes to screening or volunteer requirements

Ardoch reserves the right to alter this screening process as necessary to protect the best interests of children.

Please note that partner and Ardoch volunteer requirements change, and we may not be able to accept all applicants.

Volunteer Information

Personal Details





Enter your preferred name, or retype your first name if it is the same




If you live in a unit or apartment please include unit number e.g. 1/101 Smith Street



Contact Details







Emergency Contact Details




The format of a phone number should be eg: Mobile - 0000 000 000, Home/Work - 00 0000 0000

Workplace Information







Volunteer role and experience

Volunteer Role


Summary of volunteer roles

  • Literacy Buddies: A letter-writing program where workplace Big Buddies are matched with and write to student Little Buddies.

  • Numeracy Buddies: Workplace Big Buddies are matched with school Little Buddies and share blogs to discuss maths problems and the real-world applications of maths.

  • Mock Interviews: Volunteers do practice job interviews with students and provide constructive feedback to them.

  • Learning Through Lunch: Volunteers have lunch with a table of students, using the opportunity to share about their experience in employment and discussing careers with the students.

  • Speed Careers: Volunteers share their career story as part of a panel of speakers to inform students of the career opportunities available to them.

  • Other Volunteer role: I am involved in another initiative with Ardoch outside the programs above and have been advised to select this option

Volunteer Experience


Dietary and medical information




Note: Ardoch is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is safe and supportive, that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying


Other Volunteer Opportunities

There are sometimes opportunities to also volunteer with other Ardoch programs. Please tick the box for any other programs you would be interested to be contacted about.

Learning Through Lunch

Volunteers have lunch with a table of students, using the opportunity to share about their experience in employment and discussing careers with the students.

Mock Interviews

Volunteers do practice job interviews with students and provide constructive feedback to them.

Speed Careers

Volunteers share their career story as part of a panel of speakers to inform students of the career opportunities available to them.

Literacy Buddies

A letter-writing program where workplace Big Buddies are matched with and write to student Little Buddies.

Numeracy Buddies

Workplace Big Buddies are matched with school Little Buddies and share blogs to discuss maths problems and the real-world applications of maths.

Child Safety

Ardoch is strongly committed to Child Safety and has a comprehensive screening and induction process for volunteers. The following questions all relate to child safety. 


Ardoch’s Equal Opportunity Policy guidelines apply to the consideration of all information given. Personal information provided by you is subject to Ardoch’s Privacy Policy, which is available here.

Working with Children Check

As an Ardoch volunteer you are required to have a WWC check in the state in which you are volunteering. 

This is referred to as a Blue Card in QLD





Criminal History Checks

Ardoch actively promotes the protection and wellbeing of children and young people. All staff, contractors, and ongoing volunteers at Ardoch are required to undertake a National Criminal History Check. Ardoch organises this through a provider called CrimCheck. Ardoch covers the cost of this check and further details will be provided about how to apply.

In accordance with Ardoch’s Child Safety Policy, we request that volunteer applicants disclose the details of any past charges and/or criminal offences for which they are currently under investigation. An applicant will not be automatically precluded from a volunteer placement on the basis of having a criminal record. Ardoch will examine the relevance of an individual’s particular record in relation to the requirements of the volunteer role. All information supplied by the applicant will be treated with strict confidentiality.  


International Police Checks
If you have resided overseas in the past 12 months, it is also a requirement to undertake an International Police Check for the country/countries where you lived. This is also completed through CrimCheck at no cost to you as a volunteer.


Additional Information

Demographic Information

Ardoch is committed to ensuring our volunteer cohort matches the diversity of the communities in which we work. To achieve this, we have some optional questions below that we ask about demographics of our volunteers. Personal information provided by you is subject to Ardoch’s Privacy Policy, which is available here.

This information will not be used for the purposes of determining your eligibility or suitability to volunteer. It is solely for reporting purposes. 






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Photo/content permission

By volunteering through Ardoch, photographs and/or content created through 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 Permission Policy

Communication

Ardoch will communicate directly with you regarding the program you have applied for and for opportunities relating to other programs you have expressed interest in. You will be able to change your interest settings if your situation changes.

You will also be added to the Ardoch database and receive general communications from Ardoch, including newsletters, information about our events and fundraising activities and other Ardoch updates. If you do not wish to be contacted by Ardoch except for related to the program, please tick below.

Confirmation of answers