Volunteering Australia encourages all Australians to get involved in volunteering this National Volunteer Week (21-27 May 2018). National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate and acknowledge the generous contributions volunteers make across all sectors of our society.
As the national peak body for volunteering, Volunteering Australia was pleased to host an event at Parliament House in Canberra, in celebration of Australia’s almost 6 million volunteers. Joining us was the Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan MP, Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-profits Andrew Leigh MP, members and stakeholders, and volunteers from Roundabout Canberra, Ronald McDonald House Canberra, MEGA (Mums Exercise Group Australia), RSPCA ACT, Conservation Volunteers Australia, ACT SES, and students from St Claire’s College.
Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone said, “One in three Australians volunteer in formal settings through organisations and institutions. This figure does not account for the millions of other Australians who informally give their time to volunteer through other activities and initiatives.”