National Volunteer Week (NVW), runs from 9-15 May and is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

Our volunteers are the backbone of our organisation, outnumbering staff 25:1! We have over 200 volunteers but only 8 staff members! Having such a large amount of volunteers to staff helps us save on costs so we can allocate funds to where it is needed the most – our programs! Most volunteers are camp volunteers who attend our weekend camps to provide support and friendship to our Kookaburra Kids. Some of our volunteers are registered nurses, teachers, police officers and students.

We also have a group of dedicated volunteers who commit their time to volunteering at the Kookaburra Kids head office. These volunteers affectionately also known as our “Kookateers” assist with general office duties, administration and help preparing resources for camp. We value our volunteers and we take pride recognising, celebrating and thank our amazing volunteers.

Stay tuned over this week to hear more about our wonderful Kookaburra Kids volunteers.

If you would like to get involved and become a Kookaburra Kids volunteer contact us on (02) 9525 7474 or submit an online application here.