Support Us


Volunteering is an integral part of the service delivery and fundraising model of Very Special Kids.

We are proud that more than 750 volunteers generously give their time to support families of children with life-limiting conditions. We are also proud to have been awarded Volunteering Victoria’s 2017 Excellence Award recognising our unique and highly successful volunteering program.

There are three ways you can volunteer your time with Very Special Kids. You can choose to work directly with children and families by becoming a trained Family Services Volunteer or assist with fundraising and events as part of our Friends Volunteer group.  We also have opportunities for Corporate Volunteering that are aligned with our corporate partner relationships.

Family Services Volunteers assist in four different ways: in the family home, when the child is admitted to the 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 practical fundraising support to Very Special Kids. Volunteers are involved in areas such as administrative 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.

We have two upcoming volunteer information sessions, where you can learn more about the different ways to support Very Special Kids:

  • Tuesday 22 November, 6.30pm
    Held via zoom
    Click here to register.
  • Wednesday 23 November, 6.30pm
    Very Special Kids, 321 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
    Click here to register.

If you have any queries, please contact volunteering@vsk.org.au.