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


Variety of Chefs – Sydney

We need 50 amazing volunteers to help out at Variety’s night of night – Variety of Chefs. Five of Australia’s best chefs donating their time to create a feast for the senses for 400 guests.

Our volunteers are our star fundraisers on the night and need to be comfortable talking to guests, taking payments and counting money.

Where: The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont
When: Saturday 27th of May 2017
What: Selling raffle tickets, hosting tables, auction spotting, taking payments and setting and packing up.

If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please email volunteer@varietynsw.org.au


Events Intern

The Events Team is looking for a star intern who wants to learn more about running successful events.

The internship runs from March 20th – May 27th 2017 and you would need to be available to work in our Artarmon office two or three days a week 10am – 4pm.

We can offer an exciting hands-on experience, the opportunity to gain new skills in event management and a fun workplace near public transport.

Responsibilities include:

• Finding prize sponsors, coordinating promotional materials, selling tickets, managing staff and volunteers, and covering the event logistics
• Updating guest registration, seating information and related data entry
• Being a point of contact for our vendors
• Manage a plan for securing silent auction items
• Assisting with website and social media content
• Donor acknowledgement and guest follow-up

If you are interested, please send a CV and cover letter to volunteers@varietynsw.org.au as soon as possible.

For further information please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Skye Taylor on 02 98191000

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