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

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

Keen to help and get involved? Check out the list below for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

The Carols by Candlelight is one of Perth’s longest running events and marks a peak for the City of Perth’s Festival of Christmas Calendar. The event is significant to many in Perth, attracting families, friends and social groups together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas as a community, whilst helping children in need. To register your interest in volunteering at this event, please contact phil.croot@varietywa.org.au.

Typcial duties

Volunteer duties on the night include:

  • Selling carols books and other merchandise
  • Collecting donation
  • Back stage runners
  • General supervision

The annual Variety Ball is one of Perth’s most glamorous and sought after charity balls, with a strong following from the WA social, business and philanthropic community. Known for its unique outdoor location and ever-evolving themes, magical city views and the Swan River provide the perfect backdrop for a fabulous fireworks display to conclude the evening – all raising funds for Western Australian kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. To register your interest in volunteering at this event, please contact phil.croot@varietywa.org.au.

Typcial duties

Volunteer duties on the night include:

  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Spotting for auction
  • Staffing silent auction area

Variety often needs general assistance at our Burswood office. To express your interest in volunteering in this way, please contact max.meikle@varietywa.org.au.

Typcial duties

Day to day volunteer duties include:

  • Reception
  • General adminstration
  • Data entry

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