Arc Philanthropy

Phil' is Australia's largest student-led philanthropy initiative. Our aim is to unite UNSW students, staff, alumni and the local community to get behind a very worthy local cause each year.

Since starting in 2016, Phil' has donated over $480 529 to Child Life and Music Therapy at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. The therapists use play and music to help hospitalised babies, kids and teens manage pain, understand their medical procedures and make sure they don’t miss out on having a fun childhood! Our volunteers are working around the clock to help reach our insane target of $50,000 this year, in order to reach a grand total of OVER 1/2 A MILLION DOLLARS!

Want to be a part of the team and help us help sick kids? 

We are looking for 2023 Phil Volunteers! This is your chance to fundraise, raise awareness, dance and have fun all year for the Child Life and Music Therapy Team at Sydney Children's Hospital.

Some of the opportunities for Phil Volunteers are:

  • FUNdraising around campus or online  

  • Help at all Phil’ events like the Fun-A-Thon and Dares for Donations

  • Crowdfunding and encouraging friends and family to donate

  • Creating lifelong friendships with fellow volunteers

Do Good Phil' Good, Apply here:

Applications close 11:59 pm Sunday February 19, 2023 (Sunday Week 1).


  • Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
    (For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Development programs, Student ambassadors, Student led teams

Interest area / Advantages

Fundraising & events

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


Arc @ UNSW


[email protected]


For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.

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