Celebrate National Student Volunteer Week with us as we unveil a comprehensive factsheet showcasing the remarkable impact of youth volunteering in Australia. Throughout this entire week, we are thrilled to witness the collective efforts of thousands of students and organisations nationwide, who are recognising and applauding the unique contributions students make through volunteering.
Key findings from our factsheet reveal compelling statistics that highlight the significance of youth involvement in volunteering:
In 2022, one in four young individuals aged 18-24 contributed to formal volunteering activities. This remarkable level of engagement highlights the compassion and sense of responsibility among the youth of Australia.
Volunteers aged 18-29 years are leading the way in specific sectors, demonstrating their commitment to making a difference. Notably, 37.8 per cent of volunteers in animal welfare organisations and 28.8 per cent of volunteers in health organisations belong to this age group. Their dedication is instrumental in driving positive change in these vital areas.
Our findings reveal that younger volunteers are more likely to engage in virtual volunteering, contributing their skills and talents over the internet to various causes. This innovative approach showcases their adaptability and eagerness to make an impact in a rapidly changing world.
We invite all young people across the country to join this incredible movement and become a part of positive change through volunteering. Whether you’re passionate about animals, health, the environment, education, or any other cause close to your heart, there are countless opportunities for you to make a meaningful difference.