Volunteering is an integral part of the service delivery and fundraising model of Very Special Kids.
We are proud that more than 720 volunteers generously give their time to support families of children with life-threatening conditions.
Very Special Kids provides three volunteer programs. You can choose to work directly with children and families by becoming a trained Family Services Volunteer or assist with fundraising and administration work as part of our Friends Volunteer group. We also have opportunities for Corporate Volunteering that are aligned to our corporate partner relationships.
Family Services Volunteers assist in four different ways: in the family home, when the child is admitted to hospital, when the child is at Very Special Kids Hospice and by participating in program activities, such as Sibling Days. Every Family Services Volunteer completes a 27 hour training program to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to support families who have a child with a life-threatening condition.
The role of the Friends Volunteers is to provide administration and practical fundraising support to Very Special Kids. Volunteers are involved in areas such as administration support, gardening and maintenance, fundraising events and public relations. The Friends Volunteers organise events throughout the year, including the annual Fair each November. They also play a major role in the Piggy Bank Appeal by volunteering to visit Victorian communities.
How to become a volunteer for Very Special Kids
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you will need to attend one of our regular information sessions, which are held from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at our Malvern office at 321 Glenferrie Road unless otherwise stated below:
Wednesday 8 February (Malvern)
Tuesday 7 February (Brunswick) Level 1/233 Sydney Road, (at the Town Hall)
Monday 13 February (Werribee) Wyndham Park Community Centre, 55-57 Kookaburra Ave
Wednesday 15 February (Craigieburn) Craigieburn Global Learning Centre, 75-95 Central Park Ave
Thursday 16 March (Malvern)
Wednesday 26 April (Malvern)
Tuesday 6 June (Malvern)
Wednesday 19 July (Malvern)
Thursday 17 August (Malvern)
Wednesday 1 November (Malvern)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your session attendance. State your name, contact number, desired info session date and how did you hear about us.