Volunteering for Life Education
Volunteering for Life Education
Hundreds of volunteers dedicate time and energy to ensure children have the skills to make positive choices for their future. Life Education was started by a volunteer and volunteers are still very much at the heart of what we do.
Our volunteers are essential to everything we do. You're Life Education's face in the local community. You raise money to support our mobile learning centres and us to deliver these services. You tell people we're here for their children and your voice helps us shape and improve our service.
What can I do in a few minutes or hours?
Or get involved in your local area. Take part in a local fundraising collection, help out at a local event, research new fundraising opportunities from home or your office.
Contact your local Life Education office/ Committee for further details of opportunities available near you.
Join or start a local Life Education group
It's easy to join an existing group or set up your own and it's up to you how much time you want to give and how you want it to fit around your other commitments. It could be a matter of simply getting a few friends together and turning things you do anyway into a fundraising opportunity. Or, if you have more time, organising more or bigger events and getting involved in other aspects of Life Education's activities.
Some examples of events our groups organise include: fundraising collections, Christmas parties, clothes swaps, coffee mornings, club nights, quiz nights, walks and bike rides, art shows and balls… and much, much more!
Interested? Get in touch with your local office to find out more.
Volunteer in a Life Education Office or from home
We need people to help with a whole range of activities including coordinating volunteer activity, press and PR, and office admin.
Organise your own event - We rely on people from all walks of life to raise money for us. Without them, we wouldn't be able to fund our vital services and develop new ways to support children and schools across the country.
Giving up a little bit of your time to raise some money for Life Education Australia can be really rewarding. You'll feel a real sense of pride for helping to give children the necessary skills to make positive choices for their future. You'll meet new people. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to have some fun.
For other ways to get your company involved, see the corporate section.
Life Education has local offices and communities throughout the Australia and is supported by thousands of volunteers fundraising in the community.
How do I apply for a volunteer role?
If you are interested in fundraising, working in your local office - you can then contact the office directly to request an application form.
How much time would I have to give?
This depends on you and what you'd like to do for us. Helping with local commities could be flexible and whatever time you are able give us will be much appreciated. Some roles require a more specific time commitment and this is stated in the role description.
Can I claim expenses?
Volunteers should not be out of pocket as a result of volunteering for us! We reimburse reasonable travel costs to and from the organisation, travel while volunteering and other expenses by arrangement.
Will you interview me?
For most roles we’ll invite you to meet us for a chat. It’s a chance for you to find out more about the role and the organisation and we can get to know you better and find out how to best match your skills and interest to our current need.
Do I need to supply references?
We like to take up references for all roles and ask you to supply this information on your application form.
What skills and experience do I need?
Many roles just require your time, energy and enthusiasm! Volunteer role descriptions will list any additional skills or experience you may need.
What support and training will I be given?
Volunteers receive an induction and will be given all the training and support necessary to feel confident in the role. Staff members are on hand to provide ongoing help and support.
None of the volunteer roles suit me, can I still help?
I still have questions about volunteering?