Don Bosco Glenorchy Community
The Salesian community is located in the suburb of Glenorchy just outside Hobart, the largest city in Tasmania, in the very south of Australia. The key outreach and work of the Salesian community is in Dominic College.
Dominic College is a Kindergarten - Year 10 school that focuses on the education of the whole child within a learning community and a faith community where each student is known, valued and nurtured to become more than they are now. The learning and teaching relationship is based on a belief in the potential of every student to achieve success. Students are also given a rich range of faith and spiritual development experiences. Outreach opportunities to develop a sense of service to others are important in the College's witness to the poor and needy.
The Glenorchy community is a new placement for the Cagliero Project. We are looking forward to a long relationship of sending volunteers to the Glenorchy community. The volunteer will be engaged in interacting with Dominic College in a variety of different ways.
There are so many possibilities for volunteers at Dominic College and we therefore look forward to welcoming volunteers from all backgrounds – teachers, social workers, youth workers and those with interest and experience in any field related to working with young people. As there is such a diverse range of activities that a volunteer can undertake, we will work with the volunteer and community to ensure we best utilise their background in the various outreach activities of the Glenorchy community.
The Glenorchy community needs volunteers to work in the following areas:
- engaging in oratory, music and sporting activities with students
- engaging in seminars, workshops or retreats on personal and spiritual development with the students
- being an active and positive presence with students and staff both inside and outside the classroom
- mentoring and tutoring young people with a diverse range of needs and backgrounds