National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering and will be next held on 20-26 May 2024. Each year this special event recognises the crucial role of volunteers in supporting our nation and encourages people to start volunteering. Subscribe to VA News for the latest updates.
National Volunteer Week 2023
Thank you to the nation’s Change Makers for being the heart and soul of National Volunteer Week 2023 and making it the most remarkable year to date!
While National Volunteer Week is over, our nation’s incredible Change Makers will continue making a difference in our communities every day.
Looking ahead, the new National Strategy for Volunteering (2023-2033) presents our collective vision for a future where volunteering is at the heart of Australian communities.
Together, we imagined a powerful future for volunteering. Now we need to work together as Change Makers to make that future a reality.
Our vision is for volunteering to be at the heart of Australian communities. We are the Change Makers.
Supporting National Volunteer Week 2023
Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2023
Thank your volunteers this National Volunteer Week by sending a free e-card Certificate of Appreciation or Thank You card directly to your volunteer’s email.
The National Volunteer Week 2023 resources are available for everyone to use leading up to and during National Volunteer Week.
We encourage all volunteer involving organisations, governments, researchers, corporates, and other enabling organisations, to proudly promote the upcoming celebrations and use the resources widely to help increase the awareness of the vital role volunteers play in our lives.
National Volunteer Week 2023 resources include logos, e-cards, certificates, invitations, posters, social media images, email and web banners, and printable selfie frames.
Introducing the We are the Change Makers campaign celebrating the powerful impact volunteers make supporting individuals, communities and the nation.
This National Volunteer Week we are asking, what kind of Change Maker are you? You may be a Caregiver, Guardian, Energiser, Defender, Inquirer, Communicator, a combination of these, or a different sort of Change Maker altogether!
Learn more about National Volunteer Week including key messages, hashtags and useful links.
National Volunteer Week Events will take place from 15-21 May 2023, to say thank you to the millions of Australians who volunteer their time. We invite you to join in the events across the country.
Places to start your volunteering journey include the GoVolunteer website, contacting your State and Territory volunteering peak body or by approaching organisations in your local community.
New 2023 lapel pins with this year’s theme, The Change Makers.
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 and post-it notes. We again have a very limited number of ‘V’ volunteer anniversary pins for volunteers who have volunteered for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years as well as the sought-after Red V lapel pins.