Volunteer With Us

AAAF is entirely volunteer run and community supported. Lending a hand is one of the best ways you can support our cause – and work with our fun and friendly team. Whatever your skills and background, we have opportunities which can use your support AAAF including fund raising, donating, and volunteering your expertise.

If you’re looking to volunteer with a rewarding cause and amazing team, send us an email at info@aaaf.org.au. AAAF is always ready to welcome new additions.

Fundraising Ideas:

There are plenty of different ways you can help AAAF raise much needed funds to support research into Alopecia Areata and provide live changing support services. Below are just some of the ways you can help us to help people living with Alopecia Areata.

  • Do a ‘Cut-a-thon’ – cut your hair and donate to be made into wigs, and encourage your friends and family to sponsor you!
  • Gold coin donation day – perfect for schools and youth groups, or even in the workplace!
  • Charity of choice -nominate AAAF as your chosen charity at your annual party/concert with the entry fee donated to AAAF
  • Sporting day -hold a sporting challenge or tournament; mini golf day, cycling or walking, a fun run, a triathlon or set your own challenge, getting work to sponsor you.
  • Movie Night – organise a movie day or evening  at your house.  Swaping the cost of the movie out as a donation.
  • Fundraising for AAAF with a Bunnings BBQ

Almost anything can be a way to raise much needed funds for Alopecia Areata research and support – No matter how outside the box your idea, AAAF would love to help you make it a reality. Our fundraising partners at GoFundraise and MyCause are also always available to help you run the best online event or campaign possible.

Hosting Your Own Event

Events are a fantastic way to meet other people and families with Alopecia Areata in your area, or to enlist your friends, family and local community in supporting the work of AAAF. Whether you’d like to run an event for other people with alopecia or a very special fundraiser, get in touch with us at info@aaaf.org.au to see how we can work together to make your day something to remember.

Special Skills

Do you have a special skill which you’d like to use to help people with Alopecia Areata? 

From photography and animation to event coordination and art – there may be many opportunities for you to assist our team. Whether it’s a once-off project or an ongoing program, we’d love to hear from anyone who wants to go the extra mile to help people with this condition. Contact us at info@aaaf.org.au to let us know where you are based and what you can do. 

Alopecia Awareness Week

Alopecia Awareness Week is held in the 3rd week of November every year.  AAAF hosts a range of events across the country during this week, and invite you to attend, or to host your own event!

Before running any event on behalf of AAAF, be sure to get in touch with us on info@aaaf.org.au to check that you’ll be covered under our public liability insurance.


AAAF Volunteer of the Year Award

Volunteer of the Year is a special award given to members of our community who have gone above and beyond for our community. 

2020 Barbara Tomasic

Greg O’Rourke

Barbara has been volunteering since 2014 in providing the self-tie scarfs that AAAF sell on our webstore. Barbara has supplied AAAF with an endless array of stock, no request has gone unanswered, even creating scarfs to match children’s school uniforms.

Greg O’Rourke (W.A. Branch Manager) awarded the volunteer of the year award to acknowledge their 10 years of service to AAAF.

2019 10 Years of services Shea Giordimaina (Support Ambassador) Elizabeth Bear
(Adelaide Branch Manager) and Vesna Devcic (General Committee Member) each where awarded the volunteer of the year award to acknowledge their 10 years of service to AAAF.
2018 Aimee Thomas Aimee has assisted our WA Alopecia Support Group for several years, and has organised several very successful events during this time, including the Boldest Bald Brunch for the last three years.
2017 Nathan Ash Nathan provides invaluable technical and IT support to AAAF. His volunteering with us in 2017 included a full rebuild of our website. 
2017 Charlie Motion – Junior Volunteer of the Year Charlie has been actively involved with AAAF through our Remove GST on Wigs Campaign, and in 2017 he asked for his friends to donate to AAAF in lieu of gifts for his twelth birthday.
2016 Erin Tutty Erin has volunteered several hours a week to the Hair Donation Program, writing personal thank yous to our donors. 
2015 Samara Anderson Samara organised the very successful WA Quiz Night fundraiser two years in a row, raising much needed funds for research.
2014 Helen Beasley Helen donated her time and skills as a facepaint and henna artist to create the Turning Heads Crown Art Project.
2013 Angela De Franceschi Angela has been a supporter of AAAF from our inception, and regularly contributes her skills and support to events and projects such as our Victorian Charity Trivia Night and Melbourne Open Day.