Volunteering at SACS
The work of our volunteers is a vital part of our community and inherent in our School’s culture. Every year over 300 parents and friends from across the city volunteer their time to many aspects of School life, including educational support, administration, fund raising and other community activities. We are extremely grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and their selfless acts of commitment to assisting in so many ways.
How can you help?
St Andrew’s recruits volunteers for activities that enhance student learning, as well as a variety of other community activities such as:
- Reading and literacy for Junior School and Middle School
- Reading programme for Gawura students
- Set building, painting and sewing for school musicals and plays
- Mentor at Maker Space on Friday afternoons
- Liaison for city learning
- Convenor or class parent
- Sort and restore school archives
- Support choristers
- Assist with major fundraising events for P&F and Foundation
- Join parents prayer group or Community Choir
- Scribe or reader for senior college exams including HSC and IB
Volunteering is a Rewarding Experience
“Volunteering at SACS is a pleasant change from work- it’s a team effort with the joys that go with that. It has led to new friendships and is also rewarding when you are actually working with the kids themselves – it helps to remind you why SACS is a great school”. Year 8 parent
“Our time as Parent Volunteers has made SACS as real and important a community for us as it is for our three children. Our children take quiet pride in the time, care and effort we bring into “their” school and have really enjoyed watching us as parents being part of their school journey. Our Volunteer adventures are often the subject of laughing dinner table discussions.” Year 12 parent
“It is very satisfying to have been able to use our professional skills, experience and networks to help the school, but it has also been a huge amount of fun to stumble through learning to cook a thousand sausages in 90 minutes for the swimming carnival.” Year 9 parent
The opportunity we have had to meet and get to know fellow parents from all round Sydney, to be part of so many unique experiences and events and to grow personally and as a family has been profound.” Year 12 parent
All volunteers who work with children must undertake a Working with Children Check, and observe the protocols for volunteering at the School. Please see the attached SACS Volunteers Policy.
All volunteers need to email their WWC number to [email protected] with their date of birth.
If you would like to volunteer or need some more information on volunteering at SACS, please contact Lyn Jarvis by email at [email protected] who can direct your enquiry to the right division.