23 October 2018
Volunteer Information Session
Volunteering at Very Special Kids is personally rewarding and cares for children and families in need. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, this information session will help you get started.
23 October 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
321 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
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 Services 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 Services 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 Hospice and by participating in program activities, such as Sibling Days. Every Family Services 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 donor 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.
How to become a volunteer for Very Special Kids
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you will need to attend one of our regular information sessions, which are held at Very Special Kids, 321 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Please phone 9804 6222 to book your session attendance and to receive an information pack.