Bear Cottage is available for every family caring for a child with a life limiting or terminal illness. There is no cost to the families who rely on care and support at Bear Cottage, we think they are going through enough. Our operating costs are $4 million per year and we rely on the generosity of community and corporate support to reach this target.
Every year our generous supporters organise a variety of events from ocean swims to charity balls, corporate golf days to cake sales, all to help raise money and awareness for Bear Cottage. Why not hold your own event and get more involved with Bear Cottage?
Superhero Week is held in July each year and is a chance for schools, individuals and corporate groups to get involved and support the superheroes that we see at Bear Cottage every day. Click here for more information about how you too can be a superhero...
Bear Cottage receives wonderful support from many schools locally and nationally, particularly through our Superhero Week campaign. Superhero Week events are fun and a great opportunity for kids to help kids. There are endless opportunities to help our Superheroes, please call 9976 8307 to find out more.
Corporate support is invaluable to us and there are a number of ways to get involved — through external events such as Superhero Week, City2Surf, Christmas Wrapping Station or by holding your own corporate fundraising event. From time to time, we hold Working Bees and volunteering opportunities for organisations that are supporting Bear Cottage financially. If your team at work are interested in helping Bear Cottage, please call us to discuss Working Bees and volunteer opportunities at our fundraising events. To discuss partnership opportunities please contact our Community Relations Manager on 9976 8304.
Bear Cottage volunteers are an integral part of the Bear Cottage team. They make a significant contribution to the home like environment and general well being of the children and their families in residence. You will be providing support for the children and their families through respite and end-of-life care. We will be recruiting for volunteers at various times throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering at Bear Cottage, please complete the attached application form and return to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified of the next volunteer intake as vacancies arise.
There are no current employment opportunities at Bear Cottage.