Key dates to celebrate volunteering in 2018

National Volunteer Week
Date: 21-27 May 2018
Theme: Give a little. Change a lot.
Save the date for National Volunteer Week 2018 #NVW2018
(Now scheduled for the fourth week of May, so it no longer clashes with the Federal Budget)


National Student Volunteer Week

Date: 13-19 August 2018
Theme: Challenge yourself. Be the change. Celebrate each other.
A week of events, activities and campaigns that promote student volunteering led by higher education providers and schools across Australia.


International Volunteer Managers Day

Date: 5 November 2018
Theme: TBA
As an official International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD) supporter, Volunteering Australia is proud to celebrate the profession of volunteer leadership. We encourage you to join the #IVMDay17 campaign and celebrate the vital role of managers of volunteers for effective volunteering.

International Volunteer Day

Date: 5 December 2018
Theme: TBA
Volunteering Australia proudly supports International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December, to raise awareness on the important role volunteers play in responding to challenges facing the world. For resources, logos and more information click here.


Community events

To search/post events for volunteering involving organisations, please click on the following link to be directed to the GoVolunteer website.

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Volunteering Australia events

See below for news about Volunteering Australia events.

  • National Student Volunteer Week

    National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) aspires to challenge and celebrate young people who are striving to make change through volunteering. On 13-19 August 2018, a wide variety of events, activities, forums and awareness-raising campaigns led by higher education providers and… Read More

  • National Volunteer Week 20-26 May 2019

    National Volunteer Week 2019 will be held on 20-26 May. Mark it in your calendar! As we start planning for the next National Volunteer Week here are the photos from this years’s event at Parliament House in Canberra. Joining us… Read More

  • NVC2018 message from the UNV

    Olivier Adam, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme Executive Coordinator video message to delegates at the National Volunteering Conference 2018.

  • NVW2018 message from the Governor General

    Thanks to Volunteering Australia chief patron and His Excellency the Governor General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) for his National Volunteer Week 2018 message.

  • Less than a month to the National Volunteering Conference!

    The National Volunteering Conference 2018 is less than one month away! Held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, from 20-22 June 2018, the Conference will bring together leading practitioners, thinkers, policy makers, academics, decision makers and managers of volunteers, to… Read More