Events Calendar

17 February 2015
North West Volunteer Information Session

Volunteering at Very Special Kids is personally rewarding and helps care for children and families in need.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, this information session will help you get started.

17 February 2015

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Level 1/233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, 3057, Victoria

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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 Support 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 Support 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 House and by participating in program activities, such as Sibling Days. Every Family Support 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.

North West Volunteer Information Session
There are 25 families in North West Melbourne on the waiting list for a Family Support Volunteer. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer there is a special volunteer information session being held on Tuesday 17 February, 6.30pm at the Brunswick Town Hall.

Please phone 9804 6222 for more information.