Have fun, help kids!

At Variety – the Children’s Charity, volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. We couldn’t run our events, or raise anywhere near as much money as we do, without their hard work and dedication.

If you’ve ever thought about donating your time to a worthy cause, then look no further than our Volunteering Program. Whether you’re a member of the community, looking to help out at night or on weekends, or part of a corporate team looking to engage your staff through social responsibility initiatives, there are so many ways to get involved with Variety!

Why volunteer?

Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer*

*Volunteering Australia

95% of volunteers say that volunteering is related to feelings of wellbeing*

*Volunteering Australia

96% of volunteers say that it “makes people happier”*

*Volunteering Australia

Volunteers contribute about $25.4 billion to the Australian economy*

*Estimated by Dr Lisel O’Dwyer (University of Adelaide) in 2010

Ways you can volunteer

Variety Admin
Help Variety’s admin team to ensure the organisation runs smoothly and is able to effectively deliver support to children and their families. From time to time we need admin support, please register your details or check opportunities below.

We all know that Australians have big hearts when it comes to giving. Fundraising for Variety is a great way to harness this generosity to help children in need. Whether it’s a small community fundraiser or one of Variety’s famous motoring events, fundraising can have a huge impact.

Event Support
Variety events raise millions of dollars of each year to help children and their families. However these events wouldn’t happen without volunteers. We always need enthusiastic people to help at events both big and small.

Current volunteering opportunities

Variety – the Children’s Charity has some great events coming up between now and the end of the year. Can you spare some time to help us give Aussie kids a fair go? Check out the list of events below, and register online or email me directly at Harini.Karthikayan@varietynsw.org.au

City of Sydney Christmas
Variety – the Children’s Charity is the official charity partner of City of Sydney’s Christmas festivities. The City comes alive with festive cheer, with a range of community based events and activities for families and kids. We invite volunteers to help Variety by working on our stalls selling merchandise, collecting donations, and promoting Variety to passers-by.

Time: All concerts will be held from 5:45pm to 9:30 pm
Venue: Various – see schedule below

Alexandria Village Christmas Concert  | 7-Dec | Alexandria Park
Rushcutters Bay Village Christmas concert | 8-Dec | Reg Bartley Oval
Rosebery Village Christmas Concert | 9-Dec | Turruwul Park

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