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Retiree with gardening or maintenance skills for a local school

  • Location: Fawkner VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Time Required

    1-2 hours per week

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Garden Maintenance
    • Trades & Maintenance
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Training

    Edconnect will provide volunteer induction training.

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *

    Patient, honest, committed, kind, punctual, supportive and reliable.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

At EdConnect we are training and mobilising an army of volunteers, particularly retirees and seniors, to provide support in schools where they need it most.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help once or twice a week at a local school. This role involves helping in a school garden with sowing seeds, planting and starting a greenhouse.

Schools are often overburdened, under resourced and don't have the support or assistance they need. They rely heavily on the generosity of their local community members so that the children attending have a safe and congenial learning environment. As the saying goes "It takes a village to raise a child", be part of your village.

Many of our current volunteers find this program personally rewarding as they help students thrive. The impact volunteers can make on a young person’s life goes well beyond their school years. This is an opportunity to not only help, shape, and support young people and schools, it may even enrich a volunteers life as well.

We’ve recruited and trained thousands of volunteers who have helped many more thousands of young people throughout Australia. At any one time we have over 1,000 volunteers active in schools in over 245 schools across the country.

If you are looking to make a difference in your community, please contact us on 1800 668 550.