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At the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, volunteering isn't just about giving your time – it's about using your talents to create lasting change that supports children and young people to live happy, safe and strong.

We are grateful for the generosity and dedication of our many volunteers, without whom our work for children wouldn't be possible.

Whether you are participating in our major fundraising events, or dedicating your time as a skilled volunteer, together we can keep children and young people safe from violence and trauma.

Learn about volunteering with us

Who can volunteer?

Regardless of your skills or age*, if you're passionate about supporting children in crisis, we welcome you with open arms. Every volunteer brings a unique set of skills and experiences, enriching our community and strengthening our cause.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a Child Safe Organisation. Depending on the role, our volunteers will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check and undergo criminal record checks.

*Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Why volunteer for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation?

Wondering how your volunteering makes a difference? By lending your time and talents, you're not only raising vital funds but also creating a ripple effect of positivity. Volunteering your time, skills and resources is one of the most powerful ways to make a real difference. Join us in building a brighter future for the next generation.

Types of volunteer roles

Whether you have one day to spare or you're looking to volunteer over an extended period, you'll be helping to ensure children and young people live happy, safe and strong.

We have volunteer roles in the following areas:

  • Volunteering at events: Step into the spotlight and make a tangible impact at our upcoming fundraising events. From Richmond Match Day to the glitz of the Precious Metal Gala and the heart-warming Alannah & Madeline Day, there's a role for everyone.
  • Assisting with office administration and support: Are you someone looking to provide generalised help with our administrative work? The opportunities to volunteer are diverse and always changing.
  • Skilled volunteering and pro bono support: Our skilled volunteers harness their expertise in fields like marketing, finance and operations. By offering professional services pro-bono, you can make a significant contribution to helping keep children safe, wherever they live, learn and play.

Please note: at this time, we are not able to accept new volunteers for our Buddy Bag program.

Upcoming event volunteer roles

Richmond Match Day - 14 July 2024

Join us at the iconic MCG for an exhilarating day of fundraising and community spirit. Your mission? To spread joy, raise funds to help children heal, recover and thrive all while mingling with passionate footy fans.

Armed with a tap machine and your infectious enthusiasm, you'll collect donations, sell merchandise, and champion our cause with pride. You'll receive a complimentary entry ticket to the game and the chance to gain hands-on experience at a major sporting event.

So, lace up your boots, don the yellow and black (and purple), and join us in making a difference.

Myer Precious Metal Gala - 16 August 2024

Embrace the glitz and glamour of the Precious Metal Gala as a volunteer for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Whether you're a daytime dynamo or an evening star, there's a role for you to shine bright and support our cause in style.

Daytime shift: As a daytime volunteer, you'll roll up your sleeves to help pack gift bags, set up decorations, and transform the venue into a magical space fit for our esteemed guests.

Evening shift: Channel your energy into selling raffle tickets, lending a hand with the live auction, and adding excitement to the lucky number board. Your infectious enthusiasm and warmth will elevate the atmosphere, encouraging guests to participate in fundraising activities. And when it's time to draw the curtain on the evening, you'll play a pivotal role in distributing raffle prizes, ensuring that every supporter feels appreciated and valued for their contribution.

Either behind the scenes or in the spotlight, your presence at the Myer Precious Metal Gala is more than just a volunteer role – it's an opportunity to be part of something truly special.

Alannah & Madeline Day - 17 September 2024

Join us as a volunteer telephone fundraiser on Alannah and Madeline Day. Jump on the phone and help reach out to our generous supporters, inviting them to continue their support for children in crisis. Armed with your passion for our cause and a friendly demeanour, you'll spark meaningful conversations, express gratitude after every call, and inspire our committed supporters to make a difference.

As a vital volunteer on the day, you'll receive comprehensive training as well as lunch and dinner depending on your shift time. You’ll also receive support to ensure you're equipped to engage with donors effectively. And with each call, you'll raise vital funds that support the Foundation’s work of helping children live happy, safe and strong.

Register your interest

Would you like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation?

We'd love to hear from you so please get in touch using the form below.


Volunteering at Events - FAQs

Throughout the year, we are involved in several events that aim to raise much-needed funds to continue our work. To achieve this, we need the help and support of volunteers who will perform several key roles at our major fundraising events.

All training will be provided for every volunteer opportunity at major fundraising events for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

Each role has an appropriate induction process on the day of the event, however if any additional training is required you will be contacted in advance. Please note that the events which we recruit volunteers for do not require volunteers to have a working with children's check or a police check.

The next volunteer opportunity is the Richmond Football Club Match Day in July 2024. Follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with any additional opportunities in the future.

You will be sent an email letting you know that we have received your submission. When the event gets closer, we will be in touch to let you know more specific information, including where you will need to meet us, what you will need to bring or wear and how long you will be required for – as well as any other important details.

Please note that for many of our events we do have a registration deadline and if you submit a form after this date, you may not be included in our list of registrants for an event.

The easiest way to get in touch is to send us a message. Just provide your name and contact details and we’ll get right back to you.

You can also call us on 1300 720 747. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm AEST (excluding public holidays).

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger and requires an urgent response, please phone 000 or call your local police.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation cannot provide counselling advice or emergency responses. If you need that level of help, please take a look at this list of services and organisations.

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