Got questions? We have answers.

Here are our answers to the most common questions we’re asked. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, please get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Where are you located, and where do you run your programs?

We hold most of our community programs at the Kids Giving Back hub in Paddington, Sydney. But we can also run our school and corporate programs in your location.

How can I get involved?

Parents: We run various programs for children and families throughout the school term as well as during school holidays. Learn about our kids and teens programs.

Schools: If you’re looking to incorporate purpose-led activities and volunteering experiences into your curriculum, learn about our school programs.

Corporates: We can design a family friendly CSR program for your staff and their families. Learn about our corporate service programs.

Why do I need to pay to volunteer?

Although we’re a not-for-profit organisation, every program we run incurs costs – and the fees you pay help us cover staffing, resources and other overheads.

Any profits made go directly back into the organisation, so that we can continue to give young people and their families an avenue to help those in need.

Can volunteering improve mental health?

Yes! Studies show that being kind helps stimulate the production of serotonin – which is associated with feelings of happiness and wellbeing.

Research also suggests that young people who volunteer experience better mental health, more confidence and stronger social relationships. They also cultivate employability skills and contribute to building better communities.

(Source: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY 2015))

What is ‘service learning’ – and why is it important?

Service learning is an educational strategy that incorporates community service into a school’s learning objectives.

Service learning is an effective way to teach children about civic responsibility and create community awareness and engagement. It also helps students develop empathy, resilience and self-confidence – equipping them with skills to solve real-life problems.