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.

At the beginning of 2024 the Community and Development Office will email all families welcoming them to join our community and be part of our College.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Parents & Friends Association

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

The Parents and Friends is a group of parents providing social activities as well as being a great 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 twice a term (8 meetings a year) or lend a hand by volunteering to help out at some events – any help is appreciated

Care Group

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

Our Care Group provide 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. We ask all the College community to feel welcome to contact us should you be experiencing ill health or difficult circumstances.

Mens Association

Contact: Pierre Belluzzo – Grounds Manager – Ph: 5226 8128 [email protected]

College working bees are a great opportunity for families to become involved in College life. They contribute to the maintenance and beautification of College grounds and buildings along with other hands on roles at the College. Further details are provided at the beginning of the school year.

Heritage Centre

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

The College Heritage Centre has volunteers to sort, file, label and display items relating to the history of the College. It is a fascinating are of the College filled with stories.


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

Canteen volunteers are always appreciated. If you can spare some time to help and enjoy a cuppa and a lunch.

Careers Centre Assistance

Contact: Karen Shum 5226 8143 [email protected]

You can help out by providing work experience opportunities for senior students who are keen to spend a week in different workplaces or you may wish to talk to 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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