Meet Alan Hall – Very Special Kids volunteer

For Alan Hall, 76, learning about Very Special Kids was a happy accident. A change of route on his daily walk nine years ago saw him walking past the Very Special Kids Hospice for the first time. Looking for a new volunteer opportunity and curious about the work of Very Special Kids he set about some research.

“I was quickly inspired to help and the next day, I signed up as a volunteer,” says Alan.

Eager to help in any way he can, Alan has spent countless hours volunteering for Very Special Kids over the past nine years and not only during the Piggy Bank Appeal.

He has also volunteered at the Footy Fever Debate, as a Family Support Volunteer, at Sibling Days and at the Altona City Rotary annual charity golf day.

Full of many tales of fun from piggy trails past and looking to create more, Alan is excited about the 2015 Piggy Bank Appeal.

“I’m looking forward to once again being inspired by the generosity of Victorians and telling people about the important work of Very Special Kids,” says Alan.

Alan is keen to volunteer for Very Special Kids for as long as possible.

“Volunteering regenerates me and has made me feel like a better person as a natural consequence of supporting such an inspirational and worthwhile cause,” Alan says.

“It is easy and fun to volunteer for Very Special Kids and I encourage others not to undersell their capacity to volunteer, ” he says.

Volunteering is an integral part of the service delivery and fundraising model of Very Special Kids. We are proud that more than 720 volunteers generously give their time to support families of children with life-threatening conditions.

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