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Here’s how you can help us

One in three Australians are at increased risk of kidney disease. We are dedicated to helping people with kidney disease, improving their health and quality of life, and that of their families and carers.

As a not–for-profit organisation, Kidney Health Australia relies solely on your support. Your support has an impact on the lives of those affected by kidney disease. Read how you can help Kidney Health Australia below, and see how you can connect with us here.

Volunteer with us

We rely on the generosity of our volunteers to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support. The dedicated time and skills of our volunteers is greatly valued and appreciated.

We have various opportunities for volunteers, including and not limited to academic project volunteers, which are typically one-off projects that involve student volunteers who are completing courses in medicine, social work or health promotion.

You can apply to volunteer for a project related to your specific course of study. Course credits may or may not be applicable depending on your abilities and the projects undertaken. Available roles will depend on the state in which you live.

See more about volunteering with Kidney Health Australia here.

Buy lottery tickets

Enter our lottery to be in the chance to ‘win big’ while supporting Kidney Health Australia in delivering our programs and services. Enter  'K Lottery ' here!

Donations

Please consider making a cash donation. Every dollar helps us to deliver our vital programs and services. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. 

Please consider donating through your employer’s workplace giving program.

The gift of legacy

Talk to us about making a gift in your Will. See more here.

Support our events

Our annual Kidney Health Walk is our major annual national public awareness event and we always need help parcelling health education information and posters for our renal units and other community organisations. 

Our annual Kidney Kar Rally was launched in 1989. Every year rally teams navigate across thousands of kilometres across the Australian countryside. As well as being a thrilling and memorable experience for participants, the event raises much-needed funds to support our national Kidney Kids Camps, Kidney Kids Capers and Young Adult Programs.

If you are interested in being part of Kidney Health Week please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Annette Smith on 03 9674 4300, or email volunteering@kidney.org.au.

 Fundraising

You can participate in community fundraising events by holding an event, joining in coin-shakes and managing collection tins in your community. Such activities generate much-needed funds and your involvement will be greatly appreciated. Find out how you can help us with fundraising - call  Annette Smith on 03 9674 4300 or email fundraising@kidney.org.au.

Consumer Councils

If you want to have a say on issues related to kidney health, consider joining your local Consumer Council. Our National Consumer Council is made up of the chairpersons of the state councils working with selected members of our staff. Council members represent a range of groups including people with chronic kidney disease, those on dialysis or with a kidney transplant, and carers, nurses and kidney specialists. See more about Consumer Councils here.

 Be a guest speaker

As one of our local 'ambassadors' in a city or regional area, you can increase awareness of our cause and attract donations, while presenting kidney-related messages to interested community groups. We conduct regular training programs at no cost to you.

For more information please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Annette Smith on 03 9674 4300, or email volunteering@kidney.org.au.

Kidney Care programs

The current initiative in our Kidney Care program is the Dialysis Support Service. Volunteers visit designated renal units to provide support and companionship to people undergoing haemodialysis treatment. It’s not necessary to have experience with kidney disease; however, it is essential to be sensitive to the needs of people undergoing this treatment.

For more information please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Annette Smith on 03 9674 4300, or email volunteering@kidney.org.au.

 

Special projects

For time to time we need the help of volunteers for short-term projects such as awareness campaigns, focus groups, fundraising events and health service initiatives.

For more information please call our Volunteer Coordinator, Annette Smith on 03 9674 4300, or email volunteering@kidney.org.au.

Purchase The Entertainment Book

The Entertainment™ Book, and the Entertainment™ Digital Membership, are your guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, valuing up to 50% off and with 2-for-1 offers.

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Purchase the hard copy or digital membership through Kidney Health Australia fundraising page to support our organisation. 20% of every membership sold contributes to our fundraising.

Hard copies will be sent to your address (Melbourne residents can opt to collect their book from our South Melbourne office*). Digital membership is redeemed through your smartphone. Just show your iPhone or Android smartphone to redeem offers! 

Support us and purchase The Entertainment Book full of discounts for your local area and beyond, order The Entertainment Book here.

*125 Cecil Street, South Melbourne during business hours.

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