Giant piggy bank drivers wanted

p24 Bill Hearn2One of our very special volunteers, Bill Hearn, has spent the past 15 years putting on a pink pig suit and travelling across Melbourne and regional Victoria during the Piggy Bank Appeal. We’re now in search for more Bill’s!

The Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal was launched in 1998 as our major annual fundraising appeal. Since then we have raised over $17 million through the generosity of the Victorian community.

Our five iconic giant pink Piggy Banks travel throughout Victoria during September accompanied by a wonderful group of volunteers who visit hundreds of towns and suburbs to collect donations, sell merchandise and raise awareness of Very Special Kids.

Bill Hearn decided to become a volunteer while his wife was working for Very Special Kids.

“I was really moved by the way Very Special Kids helped families in need. I found out they had a volunteer program and decided to get involved” Said Bill.

Bill’s volunteer role involves driving the giant Piggy Bank trailers around Victoria, selling merchandise, collecting donations and talking to local communities about the work of Very Special Kids.

We are currently recruiting volunteer Piggy Bank Drivers. We will provide towing-training (to be held on Saturday 9 July) and opportunities to practice parking and driving with the giant piggy banks on the back of our cars.

To be a Piggy Bank driver you will:

  • Have a desire to raise money for Very Special Kids by selling merchandise and talking to our sponsors and the public.
  • Travel to metro and regional locations, working collaboratively with volunteer crews, driving long distances and possibly staying overnight at various trail locations (at our expense).
  • Take photos, dress up in piggy suits and spread the word about our unique services.
  • Have a great driving history and (possibly) experience towing – not a necessity but would be an advantage for volunteer applicants.

Bill explains that “when you get to meet the children and see the parents, they are the real heroes, and the decision to help is not a difficult one at all.”

Please email your expression of interest to Lou Cooney Position Description available on request.