ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT THE SCHOOL?
As a not for profit, Volunteers are an essential part of the School’s viability. Volunteering will be rewarding for yourself and the School. It's a chance to meet new people, make new friends whilst helping improve the School.
Below you will find a list of areas for which the School needs volunteers. We thank you in advance for considering helping. Should your area of expertise not be listed, please contact us.
JOIN OUR DIGITAL TEAM
The School of Practical Philosophy will be charting a new course through the world of digital marketing to win the hearts and minds of the next generation and we are looking for help.
While our value proposition and culture is more relevant today than it ever was, competition for mindshare and cutting through with our messages to interested people is becoming harder. It’s time to re-evaluate the way we communicate with the world, and we are looking for digitally savvy volunteers to work with Anthony Renshaw, Head of School, to plot a new course.
If you have an interest and passion for making a difference please give us a call. We need help in the following areas:
- Brand strategy and management
- Communication specialists
- Website and collateral
- Social Media campaigns
- Digital Campaigning specialists
- SEO and SEM skills
- Social media campaigning with Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
- Creative skills in video, photography and graphic design
There is a planning and strategy session on Thursday November 22nd at Mahratta from 6:30pm to kick things off. If you can’t make that date, please register anyway and let us know what other times might work for you.
WEEKLY SERVICE (DURING TERM)
FLOWER ARRANGING – MAHRATTA
The flower team meet at 9am Monday’s to cut flowers from the garden and arrange vases for each of the rooms. It's a lovely way to start the week and provide all of the students with beautiful arrangements. If flower arranging sounds like something you would like to participate in, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.
CAKE & BISCUIT BAKING
Are you able to bake a cake or make biscuits? If so, please bring them with you to class and deliver them to the kitchen (please label your container so we can return it to you). If you would like to do this on a regular basis, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we can assign a particular day to you.
TEA & COFFEE SERVICE
Would you be able to attend once a week during term to assist serving Tea and Coffee for 2.5hrs? The Tea Team meet each day/night at each location (CBD, Mahratta and Manly) to prepare sandwiches, set up tea and coffee, serve during the session break and then clean away. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
HOUSE TEAM – MAHRATTA
Mahratta has a House team to keep the Art-Deco mansion in pristine condition. The School requires many hands to carry out this work, including full house clean at the beginning and end of term, plus light cleaning each week to prepare the premises for the classes. Plus other general responsibilities across the year such as assisting with preparing the house for special events, decorating, management of linen, artworks and catering etc.
HOUSE TEAM – CBD
The main duty for the CBD location is light cleaning each Saturday morning from 7-9am to prepare the premises for the week. Whilst this is not the most glamorous, it is an essential element to providing students with a beautiful School. If you are able to assist, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Do you have a lovely phone manner? Happy to help filing? or perhaps you’re a wizz with computer programs? The office needs more hands on deck. This could be a weekly basis or for special events, or assisting during the start of each term.
DESIGNERS – GRAPHIC, ILLUSTRATION, VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Are you a graphic designer who has experience creating branding for events? Or producing brochures for print? Perhaps you’re an illustrator? Or animator? Videographer? We need designers to assist with multiple projects every term. These include production of flyers, brochures, campaign artwork for events, study days and all the general marketing activities the School carries out. We are currently looking for volunteers, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page if you are interested.
Are you interested in writing 1-2 blog posts per month for the School? Topic’s would focus on Philosophy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Sanskrit, Plato and more. If you are interested, please contact the School today as we are looking for a volunteer.
Are you interested in helping manage, publish and respond to comments on our Facebook page? If yes, please contact the School today as we are looking for a volunteer.
Are you interested in helping the School to create, implement and manage marketing campaign activities? If yes, please contact the School today as we are looking for volunteers.
Do you have experience managing events? Can you assist with preparing management of event attendee lists? Planning and coordinating people/places? Preparing name tags? Set up welcome desks? etc. The School hosts multiple events every term, ranging from single days to events that run over 3 weeks. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Would you be able to assist on days of events, talks or seminars? Duties could include preparing the venue, setting up chairs, welcoming guests, prepare name tags, helping with lunch preparation, etc. The School hosts multiple events every term, ranging from single days to events that run over 3 weeks. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
GARDENING – MAHRATTA
Would you like to spend time helping maintain the original Sorensen garden? This could include mulching, plant trimming, fertilising, planting, mowing etc. If so, please register your details below.
Are you a painter? Mahratta is currently in need of internal and external painting. Please contact us should you be able to provide assistance.
Are you a plasterer? We need your help! There are currently areas at Mahratta that need repairing. Please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.
We need a plumber should any need arise. Are you interested in providing your services to the School? If so, please fill out the form below.
Are you an electrician? If you are open to providing the School with volunteer service, please contact us and should the need arise, we will contact you.
Are you a carpenter? Would you be interested in helping the school on special projects? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page to volunteer.
ROOF & GUTTERS
Can you assist with repairs and maintenance to Mahratta roof and gutters?
READY TO VOLUNTEER? OR NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Are you ready to volunteer? Or simply would like to find out more?
Fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you shortly.