Volunteer for an annual event

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If you can't volunteer on a regular basis, there are many annual events you can volunteer at or participate in throughout the year.

Like all kinds of volunteering, helping out at an annual event isn't just fun, it's also a great way to gain new skills and experiences and meet all kinds of people. Here's a list of some annual events where you can volunteer.

For more organisations seeking volunteers, and tips about getting into volunteering, visit I Can Do That (new window), the Victorian Government's volunteering website.

March

The World’s Greatest Shave (new window)
Help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Organise your own World's Greatest Shave Day or just participate in their annual event.

Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (new window)
Get involved by collecting donations, holding an event to raise money or helping out in the phone rooms during the Appeal.

Harmony Day (new window)
National Harmony Day is a chance to celebrate our diverse country. You can organise your own event, participate in Harmony Day events or even just wear orange for the day.

Red Cross Calling Appeal (new window)
Become a volunteer and participate in the door knock collection to raise money to help people affected by emergencies.

Clean Up Australia Day (new window)
Get together with your schoolmates or workmates, or join a local clean up crew and help to collect rubbish and clean up your local community.

April

Make a Wish Day (new window)
Volunteer to sell merchandise to help this foundation bring magic and joy to children and young people with a life-threatening illness, by granting their most cherished wishes.

Walk Against Want (new window)
Help raise money for Oxfam by taking part in an organised event, organising your own or volunteering to help out on the day.

May

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (new window)
Run by The Cancer Council, this fun event helps raise funds for cancer research. Organise a morning tea event at your school or workplace.

65 Roses Day (new window)
Major fundraising event for Cystic Fibrosis in Australia (CF), based on the story of a little boy who could not pronounce his sister's condition and instead called it "65 roses". Buy or sell wristbands, ribbons, pens or pins to help raise funds for CF.

Sleep at the 'G (new window)
Join more than 1000 people for a fun night at the iconic MCG. Sleep on a cardboard box in solidarity with young people experiencing homelessness and raise vital funds to support Melbourne City Mission.

Starlight Day (new window)
Organised by the Starlight Foundation to raise funds for children and families who live with serious illness and hospitalisation. Help out by selling merchandise or hold your own fundraising Star Party.

June

Red Nose Day (new window)
Raising money to support SIDS and Kids. Get involved by volunteering to sell raffle tickets or red noses, or by buying and wearing a red nose.

July

National Tree Day (new window)
Help out by planting native trees and shrubs at a Tree Day site in your local area to provide food and shelter for Australia's wildlife, increase native biodiversity and combat habitat loss.

August

Jeans for Genes (new window)
Major fundraiser for the Children's Medical Research Institute. You can help out on Jeans for Genes Day in your workplace or school or by helping to collect donations or selling Jeans for Genes Day products.

40 Hour Famine (new window)
Helping to raise money for poor families. Go without food, technology, furniture or something else that really matters to you.

Daffodil Day (new window)
Volunteer to sell merchandise on Daffodil Day to raise money for cancer research.

October

Loud Shirt Day (new window)
Wear a loud shirt and help give deaf children a voice and raise funds to help children who are deaf and hearing-impaired to develop spoken language skills.

November

Movember (new window)
Guys, grow your mo' and raise cash from your mates for doing so! Supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and BeyondBlue.

Links

 

I Can Do That
Information from the Victorian Government for volunteers and volunteer organisations.

Volunteering Victoria
Find out about volunteering opportunities near you and how you can get involved.

GoVolunteer
General information about volunteering and a directory of volunteer opportunities in your area.