Update: Volunteering Australia is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation closely. At this uncertain time we feel that it is more important than ever to recognise and acknowledge Australia’s volunteers and therefore National Volunteer Week 2020 will be held as scheduled on Monday 18 May – Sunday 24″ May 2020, but with online activities and events, instead of in person ones.
We understand that the many events that are usually held during National Volunteer Week will be postponed or cancelled, however we encourage all organisations who wish to thank their volunteers to consider moving their events to an online format or acknowledge volunteers in different ways through social media or other digital formats.
Volunteering Australia will be working to provide ideas, inspiration and a platform to celebrate National Volunteer Week in 2020. We will continue to sell thank you gifts via our online shop, provide resources for the week and spread the message that volunteers around Australia really are Changing Communities. Changing Lives.
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
We are delighted to announce the dates for National Volunteer Week 2020 as Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May 2020.
The theme for National Volunteer Week 2020 is “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”
For more information about National Volunteer Week please email Volunteering Australia.
The new logo for National Volunteer Week 2020 is now available. Resources including posters, invitations, certificates and social media images will be available in 2020.
Say thank you to your volunteers with high quality, volunteer-specific gifts, while supporting Volunteering Australia in advocating for the volunteering sector in Australia.
As well as the hugely popular lapel pins we have pens, lanyards, post-it notes, eco keep cups, keyrings and much more! We have also added ‘V’ volunteer anniversary pins for volunteers who have volunteered for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years.
Want to find an event that is happening near you or would like to promote an event that you are hosting during National Volunteer Week? Visit our events calendar.
Have any questions about National Volunteer Week? Read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to find the answers you are looking for.
Want to become a volunteer or are looking for volunteering opportunities during National Volunteer Week?