Volunteering at Abbotsford Primary School is a rewarding experience for those who are willing to offer their time and expertise to help us educate the next generation of active local citizens and caring global thinkers.
Abbotsford Primary School endeavours to structure the volunteering experience in a way that gives to the school community and gives back to those that volunteer. In the process, volunteers have the opportunity to become part of the Abbotsford Primary School community, practise applying their skills, get to know new people and feel a sense of worth and wellbeing that comes from helping people.
You don’t need to be related to a student of our school, or have any previous experience with our school, to volunteer with us.
Every term*, we seek volunteers (who can commit on a regular basis) for two purposes:
As a Chinese/English bilingual school in a country where the dominant language is also the international language (English), we are very aware that that an environment of language immersion in Chinese is not possible without design. Volunteers thus serve an important function in expanding the realm of opportunities for Chinese language use, both in and outside of the classrooms. (Please see Mandarin Language Volunteers.)
Being a small, community-focused school, we are also limited in our administrative capacity due to the small number of staff. Volunteers thus serve an important function in expanding the capacity of school administration, offering support across a range of functions, including the library, front desk, kitchen garden and in classrooms.
If you have an idea regarding how you can best contribute to the school as a volunteer, we are always open to new ideas too.
*The dates for Victorian school terms can be accessed via the DET website.