The Catholic Schools Office values the significant contribution volunteers make to all our schools. Volunteers bring a rich and diverse mixture of culture, life experience and expertise from their communities.

They complement and enhance the student-centred care provided by our staff. Our volunteers enrich the quality of life for our students and their families and are in turn, enriched by their experiences. Volunteering has many forms such as canteen helper, library helper, reading helper, classroom help for many aspects of school life such as STEM, art and craft, and school events such as carnivals and cattle showing as well as working bees.

To be a Catholic school volunteer, you must be 18 years of age or older and have completed your schooling. You must be of good character and have completed the Working With Children Check.

To learn more about volunteering in a Catholic school, including Child Protection concerns and the Volunteer Code of Conduct, please download the Volunteer Induction Handbook, which has been produced by the Catholic Schools Office of Maitland-Newcastle and the Federation of Parents & Friends Association, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. A formal induction session will be conducted at the school before you commence your volunteer role.