Volunteer at the 2019 Tasmanian Special Children's Christmas Party
The Derwent Entertainment Centre
Setup: Friday 15th November (NOW FULL)
Party: Saturday 16th November

The aim of the Special Children’s Christmas Party is to provide in excess of 1,400 children from all over Tasmania with a day they will never forget.

The children come from four major groups: Children who may be seriously ill, intellectually or physically impaired and also the underprivileged. The Party is not open to the public but to all Sponsors and the children and their families. We are expecting approximately 3,000 – 4,000 people.

We put on a free day including lunch, drinks, fruit, lollies, ice creams and chips and a three hour live stage show. Other entertainment for the children includes face painting, rides, interactive displays and much more.

Of course no Christmas party is complete without Santa Claus. After greeting the children from stage, he will proceed to his Toy Room where he will meet with each child to give out at least two or three high quality presents.

This is the 23rd anniversary of the Party and working with our friends at 7HO FM with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® Australia, so we want to make it one of the best day's ever for these brave children.

This year's Party will be held at The Derwent Entertainment Centre on Saturday 16th November.

About Volunteering for the Party:

Your role for the day will be co-ordinated by your Activity Supervisor (to whom you will report to after registering and signing in).

We encourage you to be flexible and exercise initiative during the busy 4 hours of this event.

We appreciate, value and depend heavily on all volunteers turning up on the day.

Your responsibilities as a volunteer:

• You must wear your Christmas Party T-shirt, name badge at all times.

• All volunteers must report to the Volunteer Registration point to sign in from 9am.

• All volunteers MUST SHOW some form of identification. *Photo ID *Medicare card.

•We welcome your feedback, suggestions and recommendations as a result of your volunteer experience. Please provide comments to your Activity Supervisor or email

• Please assist us to provide a safe, welcome and happy environment for all of our guests.
•Please wear sensible shoes (no thongs).

• Keep yourself hydrated.

• Please do not use your mobile phone while on duty unless in an emergency.

• Smokers, for the parents there will be a designated area however we ask that you have your cigarette break out of view of the public. Please keep the area clean and tidy and use the ashtrays provided.

• It is advisable not to bring valuables to the event as we don’t provide lockers.

(If you are personally volunteering, just put Myself)

All Christmas Party volunteers MUST READ the Christmas Party for Special Children Induction document located at the link below.

By completing this Registration Form you have indicated that you have read and understand the Christmas Party for Special Children Safety Induction document and agree to adhere to the guidelines set out in this document while you are engaged in your volunteer duties.

Please contact the Christmas Party Office, on 1300 88 77 36 if you are unsure of any of the information presented in the Volunteer Safety Induction document.


VOLUNTEERING AT SETUP - Friday 15th November at The Derwent Entertainment Centre

We require a number of volunteers to assist the day before the party with the following tasks;

• Compile the show bags that the children will receive when entering the event
• Unpack, set up & display the children’s gifts in the ‘Toy Room’
• Decoration of Toy Room and Santa’s Area
• Infrastructure Set Up - trestle tables, chairs, signage etc
• Food Preparation

Volunteers will be required to be onsite between 9am - 9:30am, for a 9:45am start. Finishing time is dependent on the number of volunteers and tasks to be completed. Lunch will be provided. We will try to contain this component to 4 - 6 hours – many hands make light work, spread the word!

PARKING: Ample free parking available at The Derwent Entertainment Centre

VOLUNTEERING AT THE PARTY - Saturday, 16th November at The Derwent Entertainment Centre

Registration open between: 8.30am – 9:30am
Safety Induction: 10.00am -10:15am
Event duration for public: 11am – 2:45pm
Volunteers please remain until approximately 4:00pm to help pack up

PARKING: Ample free parking available at The Derwent Entertainment Centre

Please indicate which day/s you are available to volunteer:

As part of your identification we will provide you with a Special Children’s Christmas Party T-shirt to wear at the Party, we try to keep these bright and happy in colour so that we all stand out. There will be a selection of sizes from Small to XXXL. These will be given to you at registration time.