Alice Poynton is the new volunteer to raise money for Starlight Children's Foundation. Soon afterwards students from the University of Western Sydney visited the children's charity website to register as a volunteer as well.

It's a good cause because sick children should be supported, 19 year old Ms. Poynton said.

I think it's really important that all children should have a childhood, which is why I am volunteering.

I want to be of help in some way to make these kids feel better, even for just a day.

Residents from Kingswood are one among those thousands of volunteers manning train stations and shopping malls across Australia from May 6 to 9.

However, a spokeswoman from Starlight said that they still need more volunteers.

The Starlight Children's Foundation needs more volunteers to sell new Starlight Day merchandise to help us raise $2.8 million, she said.

This will ensure that Starlight can brighten the lives of hospitalized and seriously ill children in Australia.

Louise Baxter, CEO of Starlight, said the organization's programs were an important part of the total pediatric care for seriously ill children.

Australian hospitals admit over 600,000 children every year and Starlight currently can reach only one out of three of them, she said.

Starlight's ultimate goal is to allow every seriously ill child the chance to access and benefit from our innovative programs.

For more details on volunteering go to or call 1300 727 827.