The Catholic Schools Office values the significant contribution volunteers make to all our schools. Volunteers bring a rich and diverse mixture of culture, life experience and expertise from their communities.
They complement and enhance the student-centred care provided by our staff. Our volunteers enrich the quality of life for our students and their families and are in turn, enriched by their experiences.
To be a Catholic school volunteer, you must be 18 years of age or older and have completed your schooling. You must have a current Volunteer Working with Children Check and have completed the school’s Volunteer Induction Course.
To learn more about volunteering in a Catholic school, including child protection concerns and the Volunteer Code of Conduct, please download the Volunteer Induction Handbook, which has been produced by the Catholic Schools Office of Maitland-Newcastle and the Federation of Parents & Friends Association, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.