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.
To post an event for National Volunteer Week 2023 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering Australia Partner Events
The Story Project (Launch): Australian Multiculturalism Through the Prism of (Informal) Volunteering
Date: Thursday 11 May 2023
Time: 12pm – 1pm (AEST)
Location: Microsoft Teams Webinar (online)
This webinar draws upon findings of The Story Project, a nine-month research project conducted by Volunteering Australia (funded by Scanlon Foundation). Moving beyond a deficit based approach, we will showcase diverse stories of volunteering and highlight how these activities may be invisibilised within multicultural contexts.
We will explore two key questions:
- how might we understand Australian multiculturalism through diverse experiences of volunteering?
- how can policymakers better recognise and support informal volunteering within multicultural settings?
Our purpose is to promote better support for informal volunteering through a grounded understanding of its significance for its participants, its relationship with “formal” institutionalised volunteering, as well as its contributions towards social good.
Make Volunteering the Heart of Australian Communities
Date: Wednesday 17th May 2023
Time: 9am – 10am (AEST)
Location: Zoom Webinar (online)
Join us during National Volunteer Week for a panel discussion about the National Strategy for Volunteering’s vision to Make Volunteering the Heart of Australian Communities.
Hear a panel of experts and Change Makers discuss the challenges and opportunities for organisations and volunteers.
- Sarah Wilson, National Strategy Director, Volunteering Australia
- Mathew MacDonald, Radio Lollipop Gold Coast
- Brad Cooper, CEO, Volunteering Gold Coast
- Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, ANU
Please register to join this free online event.
The Future is YOUth: a whole new ball game
Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023
Time: 1pm-2pm (AEST)
Location: Microsoft Teams (online)
You are invited to join the second session in our Participation Leaders Network In Focus Seminar Series: Volunteering ‘The Future is YOUth: a whole new ball game’.
During this FREE online conversation, we will discuss the current volunteering landscape in Australia for young people, hearing from prominent speakers who will share their knowledge around the barriers, the motivations and how we can effectively communicate about volunteering in sport with young Australians.
Hosted by Dr Sue Regan (Volunteering Australia) and Dr. Lindsey Reece (Australian Sports Commission) this session will feature prominent speakers from within the youth volunteering, research, and multicultural sport sector.
State and Territory Volunteering Peak Body Events
Queensland Volunteering Awards (Qld) – Monday 15 May
State Volunteering Conference (SA) – Monday 15 May
Volunteering Symposium (ACT) –Tuesday 16 May
Volunteering for Social Change Panel (Vic) – Tuesday 16 May
Let’s Talk Cultural Inclusion in Volunteering video launch (TAS) – Thursday 18 May
The Change Makers (NT) Friday 19 May
Volunteering Expo (ACT) – Saturday 20 May