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

How 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.

Fundraising
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.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

Volunteer this Christmas with Variety!

As part of our partnership with the City of Sydney as the Christmas charity partner, we would like to give you the opportunity to volunteer and support Aussie kids this festive season.

We have a number of events running in November and December where we need a helping hand.

As we’ve got an amazing response to the opportunity and places are filling fast, we are closing applications on Monday 23 October.

If you’re available on ANY of the following shifts, reply to this email as soon as possible, and we will get you locked in:

Martin Place Christmas concert and lighting of tree on Saturday 25 November from 5pm to 9pm

Hyde Park Christmas concert on Saturday 25 November from 5pm to 9pm

Alexandria Village Christmas concert on Saturday 2 December from 6pm to 9pm

Surry Hills Village Christmas concert on Sunday 3 December  from 6pm to 9pm

Rushcutters Bay Village Christmas concert on Saturday 9 December from 6.pm to 9pm

Rosebery Village Christmas concert on Sunday 10 December from 6pm to 9pm

Variety Christmas Choir, Pitt St Mall, on Thursday 14 December from 5.30pm to 8pm

Variety Christmas Choir, Martin Place, on Wednesday 20 December from 5.30pm to 8pm

Variety Xmas Walk, on Sunday 3 December from 6am to 12pm.

Please email skye.taylor@varietynsw.org.au or call Skye on 02 98191000 to register your interest.


Activate Inclusion

Two Activate Inclusion Days are coming up in the Sydney area and we’d love some volunteers to come along to make the day for students with sensory, physical & intellectual disabilities a lot of fun. Students will participate in sports such as AFL, Soccer, Cricket, Softball/Baseball and Hockey at Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West on Wednesday October 25th 9:00am – 2:00pm.
Dee Why PCYC, 40 Kingsway, Dee Why on Tuesday November 21st 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Please email skye.taylor@varietynsw.org.au or call Skye on 02 98191000 to register your interest.


Variety Woolworths Ball

We need 40 fun loving volunteers to help out at the Variety Woolworths Ball. Come along to help Woolworths raise money for Variety and all the kids we support. Our volunteers are our star fundraisers on the night and need to be comfortable talking to guests, taking payments and counting money.

Where: Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill
When: Saturday 28th October 2017
What: Selling raffle tickets, hosting tables, auction spotting, taking payments and setting and packing up.

Please email skye.taylor@varietynsw.org.au or call Skye on 02 98191000 to register your interest.


Kids Xmas Party Sydney

We also need volunteers to help at our Kids Christmas Party in setting up on Monday November 20th and helping it to run smoothly on Tuesday 21st November for the 5000 children who come along. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please email skye.taylor@varietynsw.org.au

Please email skye.taylor@varietynsw.org.au or call Skye on 02 98191000 to register your interest.


Kids Xmas Party – Newcastle

Variety Kids Xmas Party on Wed 15th Nov at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle 4pm – 9pm. We need amateur face painters, people to help cook, clean, be Santas helpers, supervise stalls and many other jobs. We want to put smiles on the faces of as many local kids in need as possible!!

Please contact Kate.campbell@varietynsw.org.au or call 4965 4911.

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