Do Good. Phil’ Good.

Phil' puts the FUN in fundraising!

Arc Philanthropy (Phil') is one of Arc's newest programs. Our aim is to unite the entire UNSW community behind one common goal of raising awareness and money for a great cause each year.

Last year (the inaugural year) we raised over $34,000 for our neighbors the Child Life and Music Therapy Department at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. This year our aim is to raise $50, 000!

The therapists use play and music to help hospitalised babies, kids and teens manage pain, understand medical procedures and make sure they don’t miss out on having a fun childhood! 

Volunteer applications now open

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Meet your 2017 Phil' Student Coordinator

Hey, my name is Carly and I'm very excited to be the Phil' coordinator this year! I absolutely love theatre and am obsessed with traveling. I've been working with not-for-profit organisations for over five years and am so excited to work on Phil' this year and raise $50,000 for an amazing cause - the Child Life and Therapy  department at the Sydney Children's Hospital. Even as an adult, we all know that medical tests and treatment can be uncomfortable and scary - for kids, its even worse! I'm so honoured to have the opportunity to help this wonderful department of the hospital by raising money for more therapists, equipment and toys for the departments to distract the children from the medical world, and let them just be kids! 

Phil' needs YOU!

Benefit Concert 

Bring your talents and grab your friends for our first Phil' benefit concert- apply to perform or buy tickets to reserve your spot!  

Save the date Thur 18 May! W11 S1

 Challenge Yourself

Are you ready to push yourself further than ever before? SIGN UP to complete a personal challenge, and have fun whilst raising money for an awesome cause:  

  • Pedal 4 Kids  
  • Sky Diving  
  • City 2 Surf  
  • and MORE!  

 Interested in signing up or finding out more? We'd love to hear from you, email

The Fun-A-Thon 

The biggest event on our calendar, the Fun-A-Thon is back in Semester 2.  Get ready to keep moving and having FUN - you can compete as a team or an individual.  

Check out last year's Fun-A-Thon here. Watch this same for more details about 2017.

Fun-A-Thon 2016

Child Life and Music Therapy

We are looking for volunteers to join the Phil' team

Phil' needs energic, reliable and passionate volunteers that are willing to spend approx. two hours a week helping us spread awareness about Phil'. You will help us recruit students and staff for the personal challenges and the Fun-A-Thon as well as run FUNdraisers activities. There will also be the opportunity to volunteer up at the hospital.

We are looking for students who are just as excited as we are about Phil', and who want to dedicate their time to making a difference. If you want to have fun, make friends, and work in a team while giving back to a local charity then we want you!

What will you get out of it?

  • Meet new people from outside of your degree and have the chance to enhance your uni life!
  • Ramp up your resume
  • Be a part of a creative and passionate team working towards a great cause
  • An opportunity to develop your communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Promotion and event management experience
  • Warm and fuzzy feelings when you make a huge difference!
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We are also looking for Team Leaders

Leaders are volunteers who are willing to commit more hours to the success of Phil' events and initiatives and keen to fundraise to achieve the target of $50,000 in 2017.

Leaders will ideally have had exposure to Phil' before, either as a volunteer or Fun-A-Thon participant (whilst this would be helpful, it is not crucial to the applicant's success). Previous volunteering experience, in any capacity, will be incredibly beneficial. Leaders should be proactive, creative and work amazingly in a team.

There are four Phil' leadership positions available. The commitment is approx. 4hours a week during the semester and more during big events such as the Benefit Concert (w11 S1) and Fun-A-Thon (W11 S2) see details of each leaders responsibilities listed below:

Campus Fundraising Leader

* Works with the team to come up with creative ideas for fundraising activities/events

* Event manages fundraising pop ups on campus from the planning to implementation stage

* Oversees the sale of Phil' merchandise (pens, tattoo's and slapbands)

* Plays an active role in planning and running big Phil' events such as the Benefit Concert and Fun-A-Thon

Community Engagement Leader

* Responsible for ensuring members of the community are aware of Phil fundraising initiatives

* Responsible for engaging university departments beyond Arc and the local community external to UNSW

* Finds advertising opportunities around campus and the local area to advise about Phil' events and initiatives

* Finds fundraising opportunities off-campus for students to engage with

Sponsorship Leader

* Seeks sponsorship from local and relevant businesses for Fun-A-Thon, the Benefit Concert and Phil' in general

* Seeks prizes for fundraising initiatives

* Engages with sponsors present at large Phil' events

* Helps to find local entertainers willing to donate time to the Fun-A-Thon

Recruitment and Morale Leader

* Responsible for engaging with other Phil' volunteers and organising social events

* Responsible for ensuring volunteers are fairly rostered to suit timetables and commitment levels

* Works with team to develop a recruitment strategy for Fun-A-Thon and personal challenges

* Engages with social media platforms to promote Phil'

* Oversees strategy to support the Fun-A-Thon and personal challenges participants

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