Be a part of our College Community

St Joseph's is a Catholic Edmund Rice Education Australia Boys' Secondary College, with an enrolment over 1800 students. This college community is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care. We aim to create a child-safe and child-friendly environment where children are free to enjoy life to the full without any concern for their safety. There is particular attention paid to the most vulnerable children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with a disability.

There are many ways parents, family members and carers can be part of our community 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, help out at our working bees or inspire future generations by helping our Careers Centre. Volunteering is a great way to make connections with fellow parents and have some fun/ If you are able to share some of your time or experience with us - we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to know a little more about how you can help, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the staff listed.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Parent Network

Contact: Jodie Warrick – Events & Community Engagement Coordinator – Ph: 5226 8122 [email protected]

We provide a strong connection with the broader SJC Community to work together to support students and the College. Our gatherings highlght College updates and upcoming events, offering insights from various departments including Leadership, Wellbeing, and Career Pathways. Additionally, we hold three social events annually to unite the SJC community in supporting our students.

Care Group

Contact: Adrienne Tuck – Principal’s PA – Ph: 5226 8119 [email protected]

We offer meals to families facing challenges like illness or loss. Members occasionally provide meals for delivery to those in need. We encourage the College community to reach out if they're experiencing difficulties or ill health.

Heritage Centre

Contact: Susan Belluzzo – Archivist – Ph: 5226 8272  [email protected]

The Heritage Centre Volunteers assist the Archivist with organising and cataloguing the College Heritage Collection, setting up & taking down displays and housekeeping tasks.


Contact: Danni Thompson – Canteen Manager Ph: 5226 8138 or Karen Sherman [email protected]

With over 1000 boys to feed, we rely on volunteers to assist in serving. Sign up via Operoo for shifts from 10:30am-1:45pm. If no slots are available online, please call. Your help is vital for the canteen's independent operation and is deeply appreciated.

Careers Centre

Contact: Karen Shum 5226 8143 [email protected]

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.

Further information

If you would like to know more about the areas above please contact the person listed. By expressing an interest in Volunteering you will be placed on the appropriate notification list so we can keep in contact with you about your areas of interest.

Kristen Gleeson - Director of Community and Development

5226 8120 [email protected]

Join us as a Volunteer!

Interested in lending a hand? We would love to hear from you, we welcome all volunteers who have helped out in the past as well as any new volunteers wanting to give something a try.

On behalf of the students, thank you for considering joining us as a volunteer at St Joseph’s College. The role you will play is vital in the success of the College and the wider school community. Paramount to the College is your safety and the safety of the students. For this reason, the College Ministerial Order 1359 – Implementing the Child Safe Standards – Managing the Risk of Child Abuse in Schools and School Boarding Premises imposes a number of requirements relating to volunteers.

We want your support to the College and ask you please understand that this process is required to provide a safe environment for the students.

Read our SJC Volunteer Policy Here

Different Volunteering Opportunities available at St Joseph's College Geelong


Volunteer Application Form

Please click on the link to complete some basic information to get us started and then we will reach out to provide additional information through email with an induction regarding our Child Safeguarding Program including the child safety code of conduct.

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