Koala Kids relies on the unpaid work of committed and passionate volunteers. There are a range of opportunities both in the Koala Kids office in Hawthorn and with the hospitals.
For further information please register your interest in volunteering below or download the Volunteer Application here, print and email it to volunteers@koalakids.org.au

    Koala Kids Foundation (“the Foundation”) is committed to supplying engaging, educational and entertaining activities and programs to distract families and children from the pain and trauma associated with paediatric cancer.

    Our mission is to provide small things that make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families.

    Koala Kids Foundation relies on the unpaid work of a committed and passionate team of professional volunteers.

    Volunteer Status

    All volunteers at Koala Kids Foundation perform their role on a voluntary basis, of their own free will. They are neither an employee of the Foundation nor entitled to a salary or any other entitlements associated with employment.

    What you can expect if volunteering:

    Koala Kids Foundation values its volunteers very highly and provides all volunteers with:
    • appropriate information and any training necessary for the volunteer role;
    • a safe and healthy environment in which to perform their role, to the extent this is within the control of the Foundation;
    •the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback;
    •reimbursement for reasonable expenses (to be approved prior to funds being spent and in accordance with the Foundation’s guidelines) so they are not out-of-pocket as a result of volunteering;
    •insurance to cover them for the volunteer duties they are authorised to perform.

    What the Foundation asks of its Volunteers

    We ask that all volunteers acknowledge that as a volunteer they may have access to confidential information which should not be disclosed or made use of without the permission of the Foundation, other than as necessary in the course of their volunteer work. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, information relating to the Foundation’s management, commercial information and financial information, databases, process papers or computer software. Such confidential information shall always remain the property of the Foundation.

    Volunteer Expenses

    Koala Kids Foundation will reimburse out-of-pocket expenses that are incurred while performing tasks associated with volunteering, on condition that these are pre-approved by the program director.

    InsuranceKoala Kids Foundation is committed to providing adequate insurance cover for its volunteers whilst carrying out their volunteering roles. The Foundation has the following insurances: General and Products Liability, Volunteer Workers Liability, and Management Liability.

    Volunteer information

    Please provide us with a short insight into your skills, interests and hobbies:

    Please use the space below to expand on any of the points above and/or to make further comments about Koala Kids Foundation from your personal/family’s perspective that you feel are important to the Foundation and your application to become a Koala Kids volunteer.

    Warmest thanks for your interest in volunteering at Koala Kids. We will advise you the status of your application shortly.

    Amanda Mandie
    Program Director
    Koala Kids Foundation