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Children's Education Charity

Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Our 2025 vision is to become Australia’s most impactful education partner supporting children in disadvantaged communities.

Our mission is that every child’s potential should be realised through full participation in education. This belief inspires us to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes of children in disadvantaged communities. We mobilise community and workplace volunteers to support schools and early childhood services. We also advocate for and seek to influence policy change to reduce inequity in education.

Ardoch’s Education Volunteers program places screened and trained volunteers into early years centres and primary and secondary school classrooms at the request of our education partners. Education Volunteers commit to attend weekly for two hours for at least six months to the partner site they are matched to.

In a school setting, volunteers usually work one-on-one with a student or a group of students who need extra help with their literacy skills, however depending on the needs of our education partners, volunteers may also support a range of other in-class activities.

In the Early Years centres the volunteering involves delivering our Early Language and Literacy and/or Curious Young Minds STEM program with children. This involves planning and running activities with the resources provided by Ardoch to each centre.

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