Student Group Volunteering Program
Impact Volunteering offers an end-to-end service Student Volunteering Program, providing comprehensive assistance and resources, enabling schools to meet their student volunteering commitments with greatly reduced organisational time and staff commitments.
Impact Volunteering will initially conduct a planning session with interested schools to draft a Statement of Engagement, defining group volunteering parameters and preferences.
Frankston High School has successfully engaged Impact Volunteering’s services for their annual Student MEGAR Week since 2015, engaging their Year 9 students across a variety of volunteering opportunities during this week.
Hear what staff and students involved had to say about their experiences.
“During MEGAR week we were part of a group of students that worked with Beach Patrol 3199. To start with we watched a few videos about how our rubbish affects the ocean and all its inhabitants. We thought it was really interesting to see how to classify something as recyclable or non-recyclable, and that nurdles are pieces of plastic that are broken down. Later we walked down and got to clean the Frankston beach. It was such a great feeling knowing you are saving some sea animals from swallowing rubbish. Once we had collected everything we sorted it into recyclables and non-recyclables. On the first day we collected 11 kgs and on the second day we collected 10 kgs. We woud like to thank John Billing from 3199 Beach Patrol, David Cross, Miss Jessulat and Mr Whipp who made it possible.”
Yr 9 students – Molly Owen and Jared Simpson
“The community engagement opportunities that nearly 200 of our Year 9 students were involved in and thoroughly enjoyed, would not have been possible without our brilliant partnership with Impact Volunteering. We would like to thank Melissa King and Sue Dunn for all their time and effort helping to coordinate all the experiences. As you can tell, our students gained so much from the wonderful opportunities they received during MEGAR Week.”
Ms Sarah Bahramis and Ms Suzanne Caldwell
Organisations who currently participate and also receive real benefits from this great program;
- The Briars
- 3199 Beach Patrol
- Moonlit Sanctuary
- Vasey RSL Care
- Overport Primary School
- Mornington Railway Preservation Society
- Frankston Toy Library
To find out more about how we can help you with your group volunteering or to register as an organisation willing to participate, please contact the Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org