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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

As National Volunteer Week 2018 begins, we would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank all of our volunteers.Recently, we hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Event to recognise the wonderful contribution volunteers make to Very Spe... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

Volunteering is an integral part of Very Special Kids’ service delivery and fundraising model. More than 615 Family Service and Friends fundraising volunteers and an additional 412 temporary and corporate volunteers generously give their time.Family Service... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

In recognition of the invaluable contribution volunteers make to our organisation, Very Special Kids hosted an end-of-year Christmas gathering with all Friends and Family Services Volunteers.It was a relaxed evening with live music, a delicious BBQ dinner and drinks, and ple... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

Around 400 parents, siblings and children supported by Very Special Kids attended the Family Christmas Party on Sunday 26 November for a day of family fun. While we were concerned the storms would drown us out, they held off long enough to allow all the fun to continue!Soari... Read More


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

Very Special Kids is the proud recipient of Volunteering Victoria’s 2017 Excellence Award recognising our unique and highly successful volunteering program.Volunteer Coordinators Lou Cooney and Nathan Brown accepted the ... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

The annual Very Special Kids Fair, held on Saturday 25 November from 9am to 3pm, is the ultimate family day out, that from the outside looks like your regular, fun-filled community event.To many however, the day and their contribution to the day, means much more.It has al... Read More


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

The contribution of Family Service Volunteers is extremely valuable to Very Special Kids and those supported by the organisation, as they work directly with children and families.Our Family Service Volunteers assist families in four different ways:


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

In its third year running, The Pantry Party proved to be another thriving success raising $47,000 for Very Special Kids in support of the Piggy Bank Appeal.It was an action-packed morning with a number of children’s activities, games, entertainment and spe... Read More


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

As a children’s charity, Very Special Kids are proud to have over 840 volunteers generously giving their time to help us care for children with life-threatening conditions. The contribution of volunteers for our organisation is extremely valuable, as they work directly with fam... Read More


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