St Mel’s Education Community values the partnership between parents/care givers and the school. We welcome volunteers onsite to be involved in the school community.

There are many ways that you can volunteer at St Mel’s….

  • Morning reading with students
  • Camps & Excursions
  • St Mel’s Fun Fair
  • Library assistance
  • School Garden project
  • …just to name a few!

We have an Induction process for all Volunteers. You will need to complete the Induction Forms (downloads) and make sure that you have a current Working With Children Check. Please watch the attached Volunteer video as part of the Induction process. All documents required are available as a download.

St Mel’s is committed to child safety and this includes Volunteers in our school.

  • We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
  • We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
  • We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
  • We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
  • Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
  • Our organisation has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
  • Our organisation is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
  • We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
  • We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
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pdf Child Safety Policy ( 385 KB )
pdf Commitment to Child Safety Framework ( 350 KB )
pdf Mandatory Reporting Policy ( 372 KB )
pdf Policy and DFFH Interview Protocol ( 466 KB )
pdf Protect Responding Reporting Obligations Policy ( 446 KB )
pdf Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy ( 586 KB )
pdf Volunteer How To ( 227 KB )
pdf Volunteer Induction Completion ( 221 KB )
pdf Volunteer Role Description ( 228 KB )
pdf Volunteers agreement ( 214 KB )