Volunteer Application form
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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
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 role and experience
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
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
Learning Through Lunch
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.
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.