It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

The School Volunteer Program of the ACT (SVPACT) recognises that some students in the ACT Education System would benefit from having an adult mentor to assist them.

SVPACT recruits volunteer mentors who are committed to helping students who are struggling. With support these students can improve their skills and gain confidence.


Volunteers bring to the student and school their dedication, inspiration and time and, under guidance of teachers, support the students learning in the classroom.


Volunteers provide one-to-one time with students in activities such as literacy (reading, writing, grammar, etc), numeracy (maths and games), building with Meccano, woodcraft or Lego, craft and cooking.


Through the hourly visits each week, volunteers seek to assist students gain maximum value from the education process and to gain self confidence and improved skills.

An invitation


The SVPACT Management Committee invites you to a gathering in the Hall at the Hedley Beare Centre at 9 am on Wednesday  17 February 2021 at 9 am.  The event will give us a chance to reflect on our experiences and 2020 and start planning for the future.  By that time we will once again have clear advice from the Health Directorate about how our program would need to operate in schools in terms of minimising risk for students, staff and for you.

Travelling to the HBCTL
HBCTL is the  Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning Fremantle Dr, Stirling ACT 2611 Click here for the map.