Join us for Hummingbird House's first LIFT-UP giving day and help raise vital funds for Queensland’s only children's hospice!

Event:   LIFT-UP Giving Day to support Hummingbird House - Queensland’s only children’s hospice
Where:   UHL Hall Wheller Gardens, 930 Gympie Road, Chermside 4032
When:   Thursday 29 October 2020
Time:    8am to 12pm, 12pm to 4pm, or 4pm to 8pm
Tasks:  Reaching out to the community with phone calls

This October, a unique opportunity arises to volunteer in a project that will contribute hugely to continue to operate Hummingbird House as a free service for families that need us. Hummingbird House will be implementing an exciting and innovative Giving Day!

About Hummingbird House
Over 5,000 Queensland families are living with, loving, and caring for a child with a life limiting-condition. Sadly, this means that their child is not expected to reach 18 years of age. With Hummingbird House being Queensland’s only children’s hospice, and one of only three children’s hospices in Australia, we provide a warm and welcoming medically supported home away from home for these families, which can encompass short break stays, family support services, creative and physical therapies, and when the time comes - end of life and after death care.

What is a giving day?
Giving Days are online fundraising challenges that aim to rally groups of people around a cause. Our aim for our very first giving day is to raise $250K in 12 hours. We will be doing this through matched gifts, an online campaign, and donor phone calls on the day.

We need you!
The success of this campaign depends on passionate volunteers like you. We need as many volunteers as possible to join our ‘Operations Room’ to reach out to the community with phone calls explaining the importance of Hummingbird House and why they should contribute to the Giving Day. We also need people to help us share the word on social media.

Every little bit will count on this day alone, as each donation is effectively doubled. That’s why we need you; you will be essential in ensuring this Giving Day succeeds.

The Operations Room will be a vibrant hub of activity as teams of passionate volunteers share in the success of the Giving Day and make a pivotal impact on the organisation we all care so much about! Shifts are for four hours and all workspaces follow a COVID-19 safe work plan. As a volunteer, you will be provided with a call script and a list of our current donors to call, to ask if they would like to contribute to our first Giving Day. We will be providing everyone with a quick fact sheet for questions you may be asked on the day. Hummingbird House staff will be available all throughout the day should you have questions, need assistance or have any technical issues.


For more information on Hummingbird House please visit the Wesley Mission Queensland website.
Wesley Mission Queensland is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people from various backgrounds and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:
  • Great education opportunities
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of people in our local community.
What Happens Next?
Before you consider becoming a volunteer we ask that you read: Once you have read this document and you are confident you would like to become a volunteer, please complete this quick online registration form outlining your details and availability.

After you submit your registration form, Sabrina Wills who is  Hummingbird House's Community Fundraising and Events Coordinator will be in contact with you yo discuss further.  If you have any questions or queries, please call Sabrina on 0427 551 773 or email on

Other Information
  • Please visit Wesley Mission Queensland's website to see our full privacy information and collection statement.
  • Wesley Mission Queensland holds the right to decline any expression of interests that they deem unsuitable without notice.

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1. Please provide your personal details:

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2. Are you a current Wesley Mission Queensland paid employee?

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3. Are you registering for yourself or as a contact for a group of people?

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4. Your date of birth?


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5. Please provide an emergency contact person for when you are volunteering:

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6. Do you have any special needs, time availability concerns, health issues, etc that you feel may affect your volunteer work or that we should know of in case of an emergency?

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7. What shift on Thursday 29 October 2020 would you prefer?
Please feel free to select all suitable times.   Please note that the 8am to 12pm shift is now full.

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8. Declaration

I understand that as a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland that I will be expected to:
  • Interact positively with customers, clients, staff, volunteers, families, and the general public.
  • Be prompt and reliable when rostered to volunteer and notify my supervisor promptly if I am not able to attend my shift.
I have read, understood, and are willing to follow the guidelines within the:

By pressing "SUBMIT" I declare that the information I have provided is correct.