Volunteers make anything possible

Olympic Adult Education is supported by a large group of dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers provide valuable weekly support to teachers in classes, assist with student learning activities, help students develop conversation skills and provide administration support to teachers. We thank all our volunteers for their commitment and support to Olympic Adult Education. We would also like to acknowledge the support of  Volunteers of Banyule in the ongoing recruitment of  volunteers.

Prospective volunteers have an appointment with our Volunteer Coordinator to see if volunteer and organisational needs match. After being recruited, new volunteers are given an induction into the organisation and the volunteer program. Information sessions relevant to the work we do are arranged at least twice per year.

If you would like to know more about the Olympic Adult Education Volunteer Program please  phone us on 9450 2665.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Assist as a volunteer tutor working with a teacher in a class
  • Support people with disabilities in a special needs literacy class
  • Assist distributing course brochures biannually
  • Take photographs
  • Participate and help at festivals and events
  • Assist at community lunches
  • Assist at fundraising events including sausage sizzles
  • Nominate for Committee of Management

How do Volunteers Benefit?

Volunteer workers benefit from their experience in many ways:

  • For many it is a chance to get out, make new friends and contribute to the community
  • Volunteers can use their new skills and experiences to assist in entering or re-entering the workforce. Employers are often impressed by voluntary work experience listed on a resume
  • Some people like to continue to use their skills after retirement

It is important at Olympic Adult Education that volunteers enjoy working with us and feel part of our community