Why I volunteer

We're so grateful to the wonderful people who give up their time to keep P&Cs and Council thriving. But why do they do it?

Understanding that can help you recruit - and keep - your own workforce of helpers.

We asked some P&C and Council volunteers why they do it - click through to hear more!

... the many great friendships I have made, the wonderful feeling you get watching the students enjoying the events we run...
                                                                                   - Sarah Everingham

I hope my role in Council helps all ACT students to emerge from the pandemic in a safe, positive and supported way. 
                                                                    - Siaan Ansori

 I wanted to help make sure that kids in public schools got the best possible education
                                                                     - Paul Buckley

At the P&C we are able to share experiences as parents, and I have made some very good friends
                                                                      - Norma Yap

put simply, I do it for my kids
                                                                    - David Pollard

 meeting so many great people and being more engaged with the school
                                                                   - Alison Elliott

The response of the kids is the greatest reward for the time you put in.
                                                                  - Jayne Trustum

I believe it sets a good example to my child...
                                                                  - Cecilia Shlegel

What I did there [at P&C] helped me to get back into the workforce.
                                                                 - Kirsty McGovern-Hooley

It’s great to be part of that progressive education movement... you can see that you’re making progress.
                                                                - Sharon Ding

It’s so important that communities have a voice and you can only do that if you have an organised group.
                                                              - Bonnie Roppola

I find the P&C a really good way to bridge the gap between my kids and the teachers
                                                                  - Crystal Cox

...insight from the Principal... a lot of satisfaction...
                                                                 - Jackie Floro

When changes are being made, you get a great sense of satisfaction...
                                                                -  Jane Koitka

I enjoy the level of the conversations I have at Council, but also the ability to impact schools for the whole of the ACT
                                                               - Andrew Bidwell

...by participating in volunteer organisations, I meet interesting people...
                                                                - Viv Pearce

I get to know the teachers and the kids and watch them grow. Parents come and have a chat and a cuppa. That’s all the thanks I need
                                                                 - Bev Crittall

If your P&C is wondering how to attract and retain more volunteers, check out these resources.