Change a child’s life today!

There are many ways you can help give a child a brighter future. Getting involved with Variety – the Children’s Charity can be a life-changing experience for you too.


Ways you can get involved

Become a volunteer, join an event or create or your own, give through your workplace or become a corporate partner… you can even donate your hair.However you choose to help, you are doing a truly wonderful thing for kids in need.

Volunteer with Variety

Giving your time is such a rewarding way to help kids in need. You’ll experience first-hand the joy of making a big difference to a child’s life.

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Become a Corporate Partner

From sponsoring a Variety event, to cause related marketing or gifts in kind, your organisation can benefit from a valuable relationship with Variety.

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Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is a tax-effective way to support children in your community with special needs. Making direct donations from your salary is such an easy way to give.

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Join an Event

Come along to one of our iconic and exciting events and have fun while supporting Aussie kids in need! Check out which events are happening near you soon.

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Fundraise for Variety

Whether you take part in a sponsored sporting challenge, hold a bake-off in your workplace or a garage sale at home, get creative and raise funds for a worthy cause.

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Donate your hair

For a child or adolescent, losing their hair due to illness or disease can have a devastating impact on their self-esteem. Your hair can be made into a wig which can positively change their life.

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Caring people like you have helped thousands of Aussie kids in need

Each year, thousands of kids who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs turn to Variety for support when they need it most.Meet some of the children whose lives have been changed by caring people like you.

Max: gifted a miniwalk by Variety NT

Every kid should dance in the rain. When people ask how Max’s walker helps him, I always answer with a list of the therapeutic benefits it offers him.

‘It builds up his muscle strength’

‘His gait pattern has improved a lot’

‘We hope all the practice will help him to learn to walk independently’

Stella: gifted a defibrillator from Variety NT

This Grant has made a difference in the life style of Stella as Stella now has an emergency defibrillator that can be used when her heart needs it.  Defibrillators assist by re-stetting the heart.  This piece of equipment is a life saving tool that will save her life.

Reggie: gifted a Squiggles seating system

We can never thank you enough for the work you do for a lot of families and my family especially. The squiggles for Reginald has been so very helpful. We are able to move around anyway knowing  and trusting that he is comfortable and happy.

Join an event near you

Variety events are held throughout the year across Australia, all raising vital funds for children in need. Search for an event near you by keyword or location.

Organise your own event or start a campaign

Get creative and have fun organising your own event or starting a campaign to support children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. You are only limited by your imagination!

Other fundraising initiatives

Fundraising Event

Why not hold a fundraiser at your workplace, school, or in your local community to support Variety or create a personalised online fundraiser with Raisely

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Raffles are a great way to raise funds at events. When organising your raffle, there are a few points to consider.

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Cause Related Marketing

Negotiate with your employer or a local business to run a special promotion to drive sales or business leads, while at the same time raising funds for Variety.

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Celebrate with Variety

In lieu of receiving gifts from your friends and loved ones at celebrations such as birthdays, weddings or Christmas, why not let them know that you would like a donation to be made to Variety instead? Check out our template with Raisely

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