Volunteers

St Martins values and encourages the active participation of a range of people from within the school community in the life of the College. We believe that volunteers can make a significant contribution to the College community by giving their time and sharing their skills and expertise. Volunteers often have a broad range of interests and abilities that complement school programs and so provide a wider range of interactions and experiences for students.

A volunteer is any person who provides an unpaid service to the College. Volunteers fall into two categories; Direct Contact & Indirect Contact volunteers. Both roles are valued but have different capacities and requirements. Direct contact volunteers will be required to undergo background screening for volunteering with children.  

Volunteer Process

We ask that those people interested in being a volunteer at St Martins become registered with us.

Potential volunteers are invited to make themselves known to the Heads of School or reception staff.

Volunteers are required to complete an application form and obtain a background clearance if you are volunteering as a direct contact volunteer. The College currently uses the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) employment background screening system for our potential volunteers. 

Volunteers also need to make themselves familiar with the St Martins Volunteer Handbook and 'Protective Practices for staff and volunteers in their interactions with children and young people’.

Indirect Contact Volunteers / Parent Helpers are:

  • Adults who listen to reading in the classroom
  • Adults who help with Literacy Block
  • Adults who help with cooking, art, special classroom activities
  • Adults who help with classroom cleaning
  • Adults who help in the Library or canteen
  • Adults who share an area of skill or interest with a class during lesson time
  • Adults who prepare resources

Direct contact volunteers are:

  • Sports Coaches
  • PALS Workers (Student-Adult Buddies)
  • One-on-one/small group Learning Support assistants
  • Camp assistants
  • Stage assistants (Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre)