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Volunteer News

Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week, celebrating the generous contribution of the volunteering community around Australia. At Very Special Kids, we are immensely proud of the commitment and generosity we see everyday from our incredible volunteers.This year's Na... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

Volunteers are at the heart of Very Special Kids. Their commitment to supporting families is unwavering and inspiring. In 2019, 89 individuals completed the nine week training course to be a qualified Very Special Kids Family Services Volunteer.The training course is designed... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

What inspired you to want to become a volunteer at Very Special Kids?After fundraising for Very Special Kids for 16 years via my work in Tatts/Newsagency, I decided on my retirement I would love to continue helping VSK.Which volunteering role will... Read More


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Over the last week, we’ve been keeping a close eye on COVID-19, or Coronavirus, and what it means for our community.We have not had any confirmed virus cases within the hospice, or among any staff.But, to ensure we protect Victoria’s most vulnerable children, and thei... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

 Lou Cooney’s face beams when she talks about the volunteers at Very Special Kids.Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Volunteer News

(Pictured is seven-year-old Very Special Kid, Ace, who helped us launch our Pin & Win campaign)Australian actress and director Rachel Griffiths will join a stellar Pin & Win ambassador line-up, it’s been announced today.Griffiths joins former Miss Universe Austr... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

By Meg Wimmers“How do you find the time?” This is the first question I get asked each time I tell someone I volunteer for Very Special Kids. Being a mum to two kids under the age of five and working four days a week, I did wonder that myself. But I found that when it came... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

36 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 9am Fri 24 May to 9am Sat 25 May raising  $978,000 (and counting) for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.Over 1,000 participants including AFL players, politicians... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

A life-changing upgrade to provide greater services, greater support and greater security well into the future.To ensure we can continue to provide the highest level of care and support for children with life-thre... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

Written by Christian & Amanda Ritchie, parents supported by Very Special KidsSince meeting just over three years ago, Kennedy and Lauren have forged a relationship that extends far beyond what was expected.At the time Kennedy, an 8 year old bereaved sibl... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News