Be a part of our College Community 

There are many ways parents, family members and carers can become involved at St Joseph's College, from our wonderful Canteen Volunteers who help with serving and preparing lunches, to our parents who lend us a hand at College events, perhaps cook a spare meal for our Care Group or inspire future generations by helping our Careers Centre. 

The Men's Association is a great way for dads or male carers to get involved with working bees - followed by a BBQ!

Volunteering is also a great way to make some new connections with fellow parents and have some fun! If you think you could share some of your time or experience with us - we would love to hear from you. 

Working with Children Check

As of 2018, all volunteers who are working at the College at any time, must have a current Working With Children Check. This is for the wellbeing of all of our students. If you have an existing WWCC card for your work this can also be used to volunteer, if you do not have a current WWCC then you can apply for one for free:
http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/applications/

Watch the video below on how to apply for your Working With Children Check card. Cards will be required to be carried at all times when volunteering at the College. 

 We understand that sometimes circumstances change and you are welcome at any time to let us know if you cannot make it to a volunteer opportunity. 

Our Canteen cannot run without amazing volunteers

Our canteen relies on our volunteers to help serve over 1200 hungry boys! Helpers are placed on a roster and come along about once per month from 10.30am - 1.45pm to help with preparation and serving of student lunches.  This volunteer support is greatly appreciated and it ensures that our canteen continues to run independently.  The helpers, have the opportunity to get to know one another and have fun, with many catch ups between recess and lunch.

Sign me up!
Contact Danielle Thompson at the College to join the Canteen Volunteers
Email: [email protected]

Mens Association - One for the Weekend Warriors! 

Small teams of volunteers work on one Sunday morning per month from 9.00-11.00am, on a wide variety of tasks, followed by refreshments. This group further develops new friendships between fathers, in some cases grandfathers of students, as well as past students of the College.
The working bees are a great opportunity for fathers to become involved in College life, the projects they work on are many and varied and do not just include 'cleaning up the garden'.

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Contact Pierre Belluzzo at the College to join the Mens Association
Email: [email protected]

Parents & Friends - Be a Part of Some Great Events

The Parents and Friends is a group of parents providing social activities for the boys as well as being a huge support for major fundraising events and College functions.  As parents, you may wish to either join the association and be a member of the committee (who meet once a month on a Tuesday evening) or just lend a hand by volunteering to help out at some events - any help is appreciated.

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Contact Kristen Gleeson at the College to join the Parents & Friends
Email: [email protected]

Cooks Needed For Our Care Group

Our Care Group provides meals for our families who are experiencing difficulty either through illness, bereavement or other circumstances. Care group members on occasion provide a meal which will then later be delivered to needy families. This is a great way to help out if you find it difficult to donate time to the College during the working day, as meals can be pre-prepared at any time and delivered to the College where they can be kept frozen until needed. We ask all the College community to feel welcome to contact us should you be experiencing ill health or any difficulty.  

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Contact Adele Wilson at the College to join the Care Group
Email: a[email protected]

Heritage Centre Helpers

The College Heritage Centre which is located on the Shannon Avenue side of the College, has some dedicated volunteers to sort, file, label and display items relating to the history of the College. It is a fascinating area of the College filled with stories!

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Contact Susan Belluzzo at the College to join the team at the Heritage Centre
Email: [email protected]

Inspire students with our Careers Centre

You can help out by providing a work experience opportunity for senior students who are keen to spend a week in different workplaces or you may wish to talk to the students during careers week about your own career journey and share your own working experiences. Just let us know how you can help. 

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Contact Karen Shum at the College to join the team at the Careers Centre.
Email: k[email protected]


Be a "Roadie" for our Bands & Performers!

Each year the College Bands perform at a variety of events, parents can lend some general support by helping out at performances or with fund raising. As you can imagine, transporting band members and instruments is quite the mission - join the band volunteers to help out with musical events at SJC (you may be treated to some first class performances!)

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Contact Lynne Mullins at the College to join the team in the Music Centre
Email: [email protected]