Join the club

Uncle Bobs Club team Steve Bates, Debbie Botha and Stacey Ramadge are looking for volunteers to join the board of directors. (Hannah Hammoud)

Tullamarine charity Uncle Bobs Club (UBC) is calling out for new volunteers to join the board of directors and support its mission to help benefit the lives of children with medical needs.

The charity has been operating since 1942, when four men decided to raise money for the Children’s Hospital year round.

UBC fundraising and volunteer manager Stacey Ramadge said the team is looking to add some fresh faces who have a passion to improve the lives of sick children.

“We are a very tight knit family bunch of volunteers who are all working to help sick children,” she said.

“Many in our team have all had a reason to use the children’s hospital or a paediatric wing at any hospital in Victoria. Some have had their own experience with an ill child or know someone else who has.”

The position is a 12- month term, beginning in October of each year and consists of monthly meetings which can be attended online, as well as some involvement in fundraising activities and events throughout the year.

With a volunteer database of 400 people, UBC is particularly seeking help from those with experience in fundraising, marketing, financial management or accounting, but is happy to upskill anyone who may not have that type of background.

Those interested in volunteering should email their CV along with a brief outline of their interest to by August 1.

Hannah Hammoud