Parents and Friends' Association

The Parents and Friends’ Association (P&F) is the volunteer hub of the Mount Lilydale Mercy College community. The P&F is run by volunteers, who generously donate their time to running a number of events each year within the College community. These events vary in the commitment required by volunteers, as well as the responsibilities that come with each activity.

The aim of the P&F is to serve the College community, and enrich the educational experiences available to students at our College. Through much of the volunteer work done by the P&F, funds are raised, and ultimately donated back into the College by purchasing items that the students will have access to as part of the available learning and co-curricular opportunities at the College. In recent years, the P&F have bought instruments for the music department, funded the building of the student IT hub, and purchased sustainably-built benches for a number of outside student seating areas on the College grounds.

The P&F have regular evening meetings held at the College, and all volunteers are invited to attend. The meetings are an excellent opportunity to discuss upcoming events, as well as ways in which the Association can ultimately enrich the learning experience of the students at the College. There is no ongoing commitment to attend the meetings, nor is there an obligation to volunteer in any events if attending.

The P&F are responsible for hosting a number of one-day, short events at the College. These events include:

  • Special Persons' Day
  • Open Day
  • Mercy Day
  • Year 7 Orientation Day
  • Athletics Day

Other volunteer opportunities include:

The Debutante Ball

Parents assist on the Debutante Ball Nights to get the participants ready to be presented.

The Organisation Skills Program

The Organisation Skills Program is a volunteer-led program which aims to assist students with developing their organisational skills and ultimately, empowering them to feel confident and comfortable in how to approach their workload. The program involves volunteers going into Year 7 classes at an arranged time with the classroom teacher, to work with students on a range of skills. Such skills include: locker organisation; using the homework diary effectively; developing skills in preparing for assessments and exams; keeping folders and satchels tidy; and developing an efficient and effective approach to study.

How to get involved

  • All volunteers are required to attend a training session and have a volunteers Working With Childrens Check
  • You can find further details about the range of opportunities that are open to volunteers in this booklet MLMC Volunteer Guide Book.

If you have any questions regarding volunteering at the College, please get in contact with Natalie Virgona (Community Development Coordinator) via email at or by phone on 9739 4022.





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