The festive season is a time for good food, gifts and quality time with loved ones, although unfortunately this is not the case for everyone. We can all agree that no gift feels as good as giving and after another challenging year for many, this Christmas is the perfect time to give back to your local community.


Donating is the perfect option for those with busy schedules who may not have the time to volunteer. Apéro has curated a list of Australian charities that are taking Christmas donations to give back to those in need.

Unfortunately due to increased alcohol consumption, stress and a higher frequency of family gatherings, the Christmas period brings a spike in domestic violence for many women and children.
Women’s Community Shelter works all year around to provide crisis accommodation to vulnerable women and children escaping domestic violence and homelessness.

The Smith Family - Charity Gifts
Purchasing a charity gift through The Smith Family will not only bring joy to a disadvantaged child who may otherwise have nothing under their tree, it will also assist with their future education and break the cycle of poverty.

Donating to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal will go towards those experiencing hardship and isolation, or families battling to keep food on the table this Christmas.


We understand that money can be tight, especially around Christmas time.
Check out the below volunteering opportunities that Apéro have found operating Australia-wide in the lead up to Christmas.

Vulnerable community members rely on Meals on Wheels, not only for food but also a sense of belonging and social interaction. If you are looking for a Christmas volunteering opportunity and would like to stay in your local area then this is the charity for you.

Help put a smile back on a child’s face this Christmas by volunteering with the Starlight Children’s Foundation. From assisting with setting up fun activities and engaging with children, bring happiness to hospitalized children and their families this Christmas.

From packing food orders to assisting in the offices, volunteering with Foodbank allows you to be making a meaningful contribution and help to distribute 100,000+ meals everyday.