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, the Victorian Government's volunteering website.
The World's Greatest Shave
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
Get involved by collecting donations, holding an event to raise money or helping out in the phone rooms during the Appeal.
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
Become a volunteer and participate in the door knock collection to raise money to help people affected by emergencies.
Clean Up Australia Day
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.
Make a Wish Day
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
Help raise money for Oxfam by taking part in an organised event, organising your own or volunteering to help out on the day.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
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
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
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.
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.
Red Nose Day
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.
National Tree Day
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.
Jeans for Genes
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
Helping to raise money for poor families. Go without food, technology, furniture or something else that really matters to you.
Volunteer to sell merchandise on Daffodil Day to raise money for cancer research.
Loud Shirt Day
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.
OneDay to Conquer Cancer
Grab your friends and join the quest to conquer cancer and support the 84 Victorians each day who hear the words, "You have cancer."
Guys, grow your mo' and raise cash from your mates for doing so! Supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and BeyondBlue.
I Can Do That
Information from the Victorian Government for volunteers and volunteer organisations.
Find out about volunteering opportunities near you and how you can get involved.
General information about volunteering and a directory of volunteer opportunities in your area.