We have news for you, a lot of things happen here at 12 Buckets have a look.

March 14, 2024

Belonging – Creating space for everyone

Our underlying philosophy, that fullness in life comes when you pour yourself out for others, shapes the 12 Buckets program which is based on the Circle of Courage. The Guiding Buckets Model focuses on Belonging, Generosity, Mastery, and Independence which are universal growth needs that support the social and emotional wellbeing and development of a […]

July 27, 2022

7NEWS Local Champions

7NEWS, together with RAC Insurance, searched for nominations to find Perth’s Local Champions and give them the recognition they overwhelmingly deserve. They are the volunteers, the carers and the selfless unsung heroes that quietly dedicate their time to helping the lives of others within their community. Over ten weeks, 7NEWS told the stories of Local […]

April 13, 2022

A Message from our CEO, Nicki Mckenzie

Hi It would be nice to think that when children walk through the schools’ gates for the first time that they are all on a level playing field, or learning field, but this is definitely not the case. There are children all over the world who face difficult challenges early in life, causing social and […]

October 26, 2021

100 Families WA and Entrenched Disadvantage

100 Families WA is a research project organised by seven not-for-profit agencies in WA. It aims to develop an understanding of the generational issues and systemic problems that create entrenched disadvantage; preventing an escape from poverty, trauma and inadequate access to resources. The project is incredibly unique due to its close ties with the ground-level […]

October 5, 2021

A glimpse into a 12 Buckets day

As an International Relations Masters student at UWA, I applied for an internship position through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship. The McCusker Centre focuses on developing civil society by fostering social and community engagement – and with the concept of civil society, NGOs and social development being a big part of International Relations, I jumped […]

September 30, 2021

Volunteering at TCC is so much fun!

More than we ever imagined! Have you ever tried something new and been totally surprised by the outcomes, in a good way? In 2018 we were super excited at 12 Buckets when we became a charity partner of Telethon Community Cinemas (TCC). This partnership provided 12 Buckets with unique fundraising tools so we could raise […]

June 7, 2021

Hear from Kelvin our McCusker Centre Intern

My 12 Buckets Experience G’day! I am Kelvin Ramdhun and am currently in my last semester at The University of Western Australia studying Marketing and Finance. My journey at 12 Buckets initially started through an internship program called the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA. McCusker Centre for Citizenship collaborates with students and “the broader […]

March 1, 2021

Hear from a 12 Buckets mentor

We are proud to have mentors and volunteers who share their time and talents with us to benefit the lives of the kids in our schools.

February 26, 2021

Hear from a school principal

‘12 Buckets is a shining light for kids in schools’ – hear from a school principal.

February 6, 2021

I wish I had found 12 Buckets sooner

Being a school liaison for 12 Buckets is a role that Kylie-Jo Barker takes an enormous amount of pride in.