Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness.
We offer young people the unique combination of supported housing options with scholarships
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
YES Partnerships underpin all of Kids Under Cover’s work
Find out more about youth homelessness, our news, our publications and current research
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, meet new people and learn new skills.
At Kids Under Cover we are lucky to have some truly dedicated volunteers as part of our team, regular volunteers who help out in the office, at our events and even involved with the Corporate Build program.
Anyone can volunteer, no matter what your skills, experience or background. With limited resources, volunteering is a vital part in helping us make a difference. We can’t do it alone, we need your help to prevent at-risk young people from becoming homeless.
A little of your time can make a big difference to the impact of our work and the lives of the young people we support.
There are many ways to show your support and have fun at the same time! Following are just a handful of opportunities to get involved;
The Cubby House Challenge
The largest and most high profile event on our calendar. It is also our largest fundraising initiative. Held in March/April each year at The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS). Kids Under Cover is the official charity of the show. We require over 100 volunteers across the 5 show days to help out with the following tasks;
– Selling raffle tickets;
– Selling merchandise pins;
– Cubby supervisors;
– Meet and greet visitors to The Cubby House Village
All volunteer roles are lots of fun, you will be provided with a volunteer t-shirt and cap. Volunteers are provided with a full briefing document and are briefed by the event manager at the start of your shift. For more information or to register as a volunteer click here
Build your team while building a better future
Have you heard about the Corporate Build? For partners who contribute to the funding of a studio, Kids Under Cover can provide a unique team building experience for staff and other volunteers -they are involved in all parts of the build and there are jobs to suit all skill levels! Find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY
Want to make a difference but not sure how?
Why not host a quiz or bingo night, or morning tea at work, high tea or movie night? Or maybe you’d prefer to do a fun run, raising funds and awareness for Kids Under Cover? There are many different events and activities that you can organise or take part in on our behalf.
In 2015/16 there were many people who generously organised fundraising events and activities, raising funds to support our programs and awareness of youth homelessness Without the support from all of our community fundraisers we could not continue to deliver our programs, building studios and providing scholarships for the young people we support.
We are always in need of people with skilled volunteers to help out in the office with general administration, maintenance, PR and other professional services such as legal and HR.
Drop us a line or call us today for a chat about any volunteering opportunities
1800 801 633
Please note: It is Kids Under Cover’s policy that all our volunteers have completed a police check. It’s quick and easy, click here to complete your Police Check.