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Volunteer News

14-year-old Ricky Ellul from Craigieburn has Neurofibromatosis, a rare condition that causes tumours to grow in his brain. The tumours have affected intellectual development and his sight, meaning he is now legally blind. However, they don’t stop the ever-positive Ricky from pl... Read More


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

Around 430 parents, siblings and children supported by Very Special Kids attended the Family Christmas Party  on Sunday 22 November for a day of family fun.Soaring and tumbling on the Aero Bou... Read More


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

The Very Special Kids Fashion Sale and Fair were huge successes. This year, the Fair and Fashion Sale were held on different days, with the fashi... Read More


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

There is something for the whole family at this year’s Christmas themed Very Special Kids Fair on Saturday 21 November.Starting at 9am and running until 3pm, children will be entertained by perfo... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Volunteer News

Meet Bill Hearn, 68. Bill has been volunteering on the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal for the past 17 years.Why do you continue to volunteer for the Piggy Bank Appeal? Not only is volunteering fun, but you are exposed to a very generous side of humanit... Read More


Categories: Piggy Bank Appeal News, Volunteer News

The recent Volunteer Professional Development session focused on working with children who are non-verbal and included expert advice from a Speech Therapist.Gill Greenwood, a Speech Therapist from Glenallen School, facilitated the session where volunteers were given the oppor... Read More


Categories: Volunteer News

Very Special Kids is looking for volunteers with a green thumb and time to spare, to join our gardening team.The gardening team meet every Thursday morning to help maintain the Very Special Kids grounds in Malvern.It is an active role that requires people with a passio... Read More


Categories: Volunteer News

It seems fitting that Helen Jackson shares the same surname as the family she volunteers for; what began as a fledgling friendship born out of her desire to help families caring for children with life-threatening conditions, has now become a connection that’s as close as any fa... Read More


Categories: Family News, Volunteer News

Very Special Kids is holding a special volunteer information session in Brunswick to meet the growing need for Family Support Volunteers in North West Melbourne.There are 25 families on the waiting list from the North West regions of Melbourne. Family Support Volunteers assi... Read More


Categories: Family News, Volunteer News

Congratulations to Jenny Fast, one of our very special volunteers, for winning the City of Stonnington’s Citizen of the Year Award in the Community Service category. ... Read More


Categories: Volunteer News