Ready for some action for a good cause? Charity walks and runs are happening all over the country which means you can either participate, or, check out their volunteer needs. Teens, head to websites to find minimum age for volunteers. Parents, this is a great opportunity to volunteer along with younger kids. Check with each event regarding possibilities. Scroll down for all states.

We got this information from one of our favourite sites CharityDOs.com.au which lists all sorts of upcoming charity events, from sports to fundraising balls and more. How does it work? It’s simple. Head to the Category pull down menu on the right of the page, enter the type of event you are looking for – choose from Athletic Event, Community Event, Children’s Event, Morning/ Afternoon Tea, Ball or Gala and many more. Select your State and hey presto, your listings will appear. Your job is to follow up on the ones that interest you. The website also has ongoing listings of all events.

Let’s get started with the athletics events – scroll down to find your location below. Apart from volunteering you can of course actually participate in the events. Have fun!

ACT
Oct 26 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Canberra
Oct 26 – Walk For Prems – Canberra

NSW
Sept 14 – Big Red Kidney Walk in Sydney
Sept 14 – Walk to dFeet MND – Port Macquarie
Sept 14 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Davistown
Sept 20 – Stand Up For Kids Paddle Boarding Fundraiser – Cronulla
Sept 28 – Ride with a Smile 2014 – For Camp Quality – Welby
Oct 27 – Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk

NORTHERN TERRITORY
Sept 20 – Relay for Life Darwin – Cancer Council NT
Sept 28 – Northern Territory Police White Ribbon Run/Walk
Oct 12 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Darwin

QUEENSLAND
Sept 13 – Pedal For Peace – Wynnum
Sept 27-Oct 4 – Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2014
Oct 12 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Broadbeach Gold Coast
Oct 17 – MS Moonlight Walk 2014 Brisbane
Oct 26 – Newro Foundations Brain Tumour Awareness Walk 2014 – New Farm
Nov 2 – HeartKids Hero Noosa Triathlon Team

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Sept 21 – City-Bay Fun Run 2014 – Adelaide – For Novita
Sept 28 – Pregnancy Loss Australia SA Memorial Walk 2014 – North Adelaide
Oct 12 – Step Up for Down Syndrome – Adelaide
Oct 26 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Adelaide
Nov 22 – Colour Me Rad 5k Adelaide

TASMANIA
Sept 14 – Rotary Westbury Fun Run – Hobart
Sept 28 – Memorial Walk – Devonport
Oct 5 – Clifford Craig Run for Your Heart – Inveresk
Oct 26 – Walk For Prems – Launceston
Nov 2 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Hobart

VICTORIA
Sept 25 – Great Amazing Race 2014 – Melbourne
Sept 28 – DonateLife Family Fun Run – Albert Park
Oct 5 – Run Maroondah for White Ribbon
Oct 5 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Warrnambool VIC
Nov 16 – Eureka Climb 2014 – Melbourne

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Oct 10 – Oxfam Trailwalker Perth 2014
Oct 12 – The Perth Rotary Ramble
Oct 26 – JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes – Busselton
Oct 26 – Walk For Prems – Perth
Nov 8 – Tour De Gracetown – Margaret River