We Invite People To Volunteer In Many Ways
Volunteering is a fantastic way to connect with the community. You can get to know new people, learn new skills, have lots of laughs and feel good about helping someone else out. Volunteers also bring a unique element to program delivery. They bring authenticity, genuineness, passion and new ideas.
We are always keen to have volunteers involved in lots of different ways. This might include driving our bus for a program, gardening at MACC, tutoring children or helping set up and pack down our art program. Your involvement can be occasional, sporadic, short-term or long-term.
Want to Volunteer with Us?
Contact Kristen Barker at email@example.com or 0468 592 646
Attend a two-hour training workshop
Provide us with a copy of your Working With Children Check (if you don't have one, you will need to apply)
A referee for us to check in with
What Volunteer Opportunities exist now?
Opportunities for Secondary School Groups
We believe in the value of young people being involved in volunteering and community service. It is an invaluable pathway to learn about your local community, to develop confidence, team work & social skills, meet new people and ensure youth voices are heard across different topics.
To get involved, groups will complete a 30-minute workshop to learn about child & volunteer safety, your role as a volunteer do and what to do if you have any questions or concerns.
To express interest, contact Kristen Barker: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0468 592 646.
Examples of Current Youth Volunteer Work
Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson have partnered with St Patrick's College Ballarat to train their senior students to become volunteers at an after school homework program at St Dominic's Primary School in Melton. On a weekly basis, a small bus of St Patrick's College are driven by their teacher down from Ballarat to tutor primary school students at St Dominic's Primary School on a Monday afternoon from 3:30-4:45pm.
Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson have also partnered with students in Year 10 at Loreto College Ballarat to plan for a year-long community service project. They will visit MACC, unpack why social injustices exist amongst different communities and work together to plan out a variety of interventions to address these topics.