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We love volunteers at The Friends’ School, they contribute to an active, friendly school community and there is great joy in helping others.
Volunteering at school is a great way to meet new people, make friends, learn about your school and your children love seeing Mum/Dad/Grandparents or any other special person at school. We want to make sure that every family (especially new ones) has the opportunity to get involved and contribute to positive outcomes for students.
Each year more than 200 volunteers donate countless hours of their time and talent to every part of the School across a diverse range of activities. We acknowledge, celebrate and thank our volunteers for their dedication and service and each year hold a Community Appreciation Day because without them, many student activities simply would not occur.
Anyone over the age of 16 who wishes to volunteer in programs run by The Friends’ School must hold a current WWVP Card (Working with Vulnerable People), then register their interest and be approved before they can start. The only exception to this is for current Friends’ students.
Please complete all sections of this form to register your interest.
Once submitted, the application will be reviewed. The person volunteering will receive an automated response following the review of their volunteer registration. If approved, volunteers will complete an induction at the time of commencing their volunteer activity.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Christine Palmer or phone 6210 2200.
To assist our school in providing a safe environment and a positive educational climate, we suggest our volunteers read how The Friends’ School manages Child Safeguarding, via this page.
To get ideas of where you can volunteer, have a look at the options below and get in touch with the relevant person to see what opportunities are available.
There are parent representatives in all year levels. Contact Community Engagement to find your year group parent representative.
Assist with co-curricular teams from Year 2 to 12. Co-curricular teams include the full range of sports teams as well as debating, chess, eisteddfod teams and many other groups. Contact your child/grandchild’s classroom teacher or tutor to find out what opportunities exist.
Each year mock interviews are run for Year 10 students, and work experience opportunities are sought. Email Careers Coordinator.
Support the music program at Friends with special events and more. Email Head of Music.
Please contact your child/grandchild’s classroom teacher to see what opportunities exist for once-off or regular volunteering.
Help us foster meaningful connections amongst alumni, past families, former staff and friends of the School. Email the Friends’ Alumni Community Group for more information.
Serve as the primary liaison between your graduating class and the School providing news and updates to publish in school publications. Email us with your leaving year.
Join or form a regional Friends’ club. With alumni across the country and around the globe, you can celebrate Friends’ with fellow alumni wherever you are! Email us with your leaving year and location.
Volunteer to be a mentor for young alumni starting out, or those pursuing a change of career. Visit Mentoring Service for more information.
The Archives holds the history of the School. Due to the specialised nature of this environment, community members with the ability to volunteer regularly over time are preferred. Email School Archivist.