We couldn’t do what we do, without you!

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Keen to help and get involved at our Variety Kids’ Experiences? Check out the list of volunteer opportunities below.

If you would like to Volunteer to assist with Variety SA Kids’ Experiences please:

Register as a volunteer – Click here

As you are volunteering with children, we are required to ask all volunteers to provide a National Police Certificate that is less than two years old.

If you have a National Police Certificate that is less than two years old, please email Tanya a copy (postal details are listed below).

If you do not have one, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Click here to download the National Police Certificate Application
  2. Complete the first page of the form
  3. Print out the form and sign it on the second page
  4. Go into a police station with your ID (as detailed on the form) – no fee is payable
  5. Post the form and copies of ID to the address below, *Attn: Tanya (scanned or faxed copies of the form won’t be accepted)
  6. Variety will complete the VOAN section on page two, and submit the form to SAPOL.

After a couple of weeks, you will receive your National Police Certificate – Variety will need to sight this or receive a copy; you keep the original

Contact Details:

Attention: Tanya Apostolopoulos
Variety – the Children’s Charity Tent 75 South Australia
PO Box 1235, Marleston, SA, 5033
or Fax:
Attention: Tanya Apostolopoulos
8293 8725
or Email:
Tanya Apostolopoulos [email protected]
Phone 8293 8744 with any queries

We thank you for your assistance!

In recent times, with companies and corporations focussing on corporate social responsibility, we have been overwhelmed with requests for their staff to volunteer, and we have had to put a structure around our volunteering opportunities for corporates.

To be eligible for staff volunteering opportunities, Variety offers a Business Partnership that includes volunteering for up to 20 staff members, along with many other benefits.

If this is something that you would be interested in, please contact Brylee at Variety SA for more information.