We’re proud to offer our corporate partners unique and fun ways to engage their staff, enhance their skills and support Barnardos programs.


Many of the volunteer opportunities listed below are limited due to the current environment. However, there are still a number of ways you can keep your staff and colleagues inspired and connected during this time.

Share the joy this Christmas and support our annual Gifts for Kids Christmas Appeal through either financial contribution or with toy donations. Your gift can help make this Christmas the best day of the year for thousands of disadvantaged Australian children.

Your company can also setup a branded online donation page. There is NO COST to do so, however you must have a minimum goal of 25 toys to be donated. For more information, please contact Annalise Wild awild@barnardos.org.au.

  • $25 Could provide up to two gifts for a child to open this Christmas
  • $50 Could provide up to four gifts for a family to enjoy this Christmas
  • $100 Could provide a family with gifts and Christmas dinner

We also have created a range of staff engagement and corporate volunteering opportunities that will help your team to bond, learn new skills and provide practical assistance to vulnerable Australian children in need.

These activities are not only varied and dynamic to suit the desired outcomes of your team but also provide an opportunity to step outside the office whilst learning more about the important work of Barnardos Australia.

Each activity can be tailored to the number of volunteers and the time you're able to commit. For existing Barnardos corporate partners, we can often include these activities as part of your partnership with us. For non-partners we do charge a fee - to cover the cost of the activity, staff time and to enable Barnardos to continue to support children in need. 

To find out more about becoming a Barnardos Australia corporate partner and how you and your staff can access these exciting engagement opportunities, please get in touch with Annalise Wild on partnerships@barnardos.org.au

Day out with the kids

Day out with the kids

For most of us, childhood was the easiest part of our lives, but for thousands of Australian children, it can be the hardest. The children Barnardos helps have been exposed to extremely difficult circumstances in their young lives – violence, poverty, drugs and alcohol abuse, mental illness, homelessness and disability.

A ‘Day out with the kids’ can provide these children with a special opportunity to alleviate the anxiety and stress of everyday challenges and enjoy an afternoon of care free fun!

These are generally carried out during the school holidays and can include activities such as Wild Life Sydney or the Aquarium. Enquire today.

Note: volunteering fees may vary depending on the number of participants.

working bee

Working bees

Our Children's Family Centres and foster carers work tirelessly to provide essential, intensive support for children in our care every day. Sometimes this means other projects are pushed aside, such as gardening, painting, general maintenance or spring cleaning. We need working bees to help make these much needed improvements a reality.

Working bees are a fantastic bonding activity for your team to get make a real difference to improving the facilities our Barnardos children and families rely on to provide safe and happy respite.

This is a great event for volunteers wanting to get their hands dirty! Enquire today.

Note: volunteering fees may vary depending on the number of participants.

hamper drives

Hamper drives

There are four different hamper drives throughout the year for you and your colleagues to rally together and help disadvantaged children, young people and families by providing essential support items.

It’s a great opportunity for your staff to show their support internally. Having a collection point at reception creates a talking point for your office visitors to see how you are supporting Barnardos Australia and the community.

•   Back 2 School   •   Empowerment Packs   •   Winter Warmers   •   Cooking Equipment

Find out how you can start a hamper drive for Barnardos.

Note: volunteering fees may vary depending on the number of participants.

Cultural identity training

Does your company provide cultural identity training to staff? Instead of paying a corporate facilitator, why not support Barnardos and have us deliver this meaningful experience for your team instead!

Our 'Cultural identity training' is facilitated by an Aboriginal trainer who will take your team on a journey to gain greater insights into Aboriginal culture and working with Aboriginal communities. Enquire about training today.

Note: volunteering fees may vary depending on the number of participants.