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Volunteer News

Volunteering is a fundamental part of what Very Special Kids does. We currently have 720 volunteers generously give their time to help support families of children with life-threatening conditions.Very Special Kids provides three volunteer programs, including Corporate, Famil... Read More


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The Jellis Craig Foundation has been a major supporter to Very Special Kids for almost three years now, often engaging in corporate volunteering activities.Very Special Kids Hospice is the only facility of its kind in Victoria and offers families access to planned and emergen... Read More


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Very Special Kids provides many families with trained family service volunteers, assisting in many different ways, including at the family home and sometimes when the child is admitted to hospital. The relationships formed have proven to be vital to what Very Special Kids does,... Read More


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

Volunteering is a fundamental 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.Seeing as Very Special Kids relies hea... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

Recently, on the 17th of March, four very special boys enjoyed a fun filled weekend together.Ryan, Lachlan, Caleb and Ethan met at the Very Special Kids hospice in the early evening and made their way down to our local Grill’d in Malvern.  In the company of Very Special Ki... Read More


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

Six year old Jaylen Cornish is a happy kid that loves the outdoors, being around other people and playing Xbox but he also requires 24 hour care for his basic needs.Jaylen was born with gastroschesis which is a birth defect of the abdominal wall. It meant that as a baby his i... Read More


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Very Special Kids are seeking a Head Gardener Volunteer to help maintain the garden and grounds of our property in Malvern.After six dedicated years in the position, 80-year-old Reg Girvan has hung up his shovel due to a relocation to the bush. Although he’s looking forward... Read More


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A wonderful weekend away was enjoyed by 87 family members at the biannual Lord Somers Camp located in Somers on the Mornington Peninsula.Surrounded by beautiful bushland and overlooking the picturesque beach, families had a rare chance to unwind and have fun together away fro... Read More


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Very Special Kids helps children with life-threatening conditions and we’re currently looking for volunteers in the north-west region to help us support children and their families that live in the area.Three year old Jana Hammoudeh has Leigh’s Disease, a rare genetic di... Read More


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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, as well... Read More


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