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Community Event Volunteer - Kidney Kar Rally

QLD - Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast, NSW - Dubbo

July - August (4 hours pre-event, 4 hours day of event)

A car racing through the desert in the Kidney Kar Rally

Event dates for Volunteer:

  • Cairns - Sunday 7th July 2022
  • Townsville - Thursday 11th July 2022
  • Gold Coast - Sunday 14th July 2022
  • Dubbo - Saturday 20th August 2022


The Kidney Kar Rally has been supporting Kidney Health Australia and the Kids and Youth program for over 30 years raising over 15 million for the organisation so far. In 2022, the rally will be travelling from Cairns to Dubbo via the Gold Coast from 10th - 20th August.

Throughout the duration of the rally, we aim to raise awareness of kidney disease and the importance of early detection in the towns the cars pass through. This year the Big Red Kidney Bus will be stopping at Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast and Dubbo to perform kidney health checks along with “My Health For Life’s” support.

In these major towns local community events will be occurring alongside the health checks.

Responsibilities and tasks

Each local event day organising group varies in its planning and schedule. Volunteer members will help to plan and promote the community event and health checks. They will ensure everything is organised, from bump in to bump out, support the health checks taking place on the day and ensure all activities for the community events are a success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attend 2 online after-hours meetings in the lead up maximum of 2 hours
  • Volunteer hours in the lead up are flexible. There may be follow up calls or emails between meetings to action.
  • On event day, responsibilities are shared, and a 4 hour roster is developed.
  • After the event, a debrief meeting and celebration ensures key learnings are shared.

On the day responsibilities could include assisting with:

  • Bump In and Out
  • KHA information Stall
  • Managing the Health Check queue
  • Promoting Health Checks to passers by
  • Promoting donating to the rally
  • Billy the Kidney (Mascot) & Chaperone

Structure of the Event Day Organising Group

A volunteer organising group is formed with community members interested in assisting on the day of the event with Health Checks, executing a small community event. Each organising group is supported by a Kidney Health Australia staff member who works alongside the group, offering support and guidance.

There are different roles available:

  • Lead Volunteer: This role is responsible for keeping the group on track, by chairing meetings, taking notes and circulating action items. They are the key contact for group members and liaise with Kidney Health Australia staff on behalf of the group. This person will also assist with some logistical aspects in the lead up to the day.
  • Day-of-event volunteers x 10: This role helps with logistics, information, and many other important activities on the day.

Qualifications and skills

  • We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with an interest in making a difference in the community.
  • Empathy and understanding of the issues experienced by people who have or are affected by kidney disease 

Volunteers will be required to arrange their own transport to and from the event.

Training and Support  

  • We will provide you with what you need to know about Kidney Health Australia before the event and information to support you on the day
  • A coordinator will be there on the day to help answer any questions and provide you with guidance to perform your role

Background checks  

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our employees and volunteers. A National Police Check may be required.

To ensure we are recruiting dedicated volunteers who have the skills and experience appropriate for this role, we will also conduct a short phone interview and provide you with all the information that you need to know.

For more information contact 1800 454 363 or email 

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