Key dates to celebrate volunteering in 2017

National Volunteer Week: 8-14 May 2017
National Student Volunteer Week: 14-20 August 2017
International Volunteer Managers Day: 5 November 2017
International Volunteers Day: 5 December 2017

Save the date for National Volunteer Week 2018:
21-27 May 2018

(Now scheduled for the third week of May, so it no longer clashes with the Federal Budget)

Community events

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Volunteering Australia events

See below for news about Volunteering Australia events.

  • Save the date for NVW2018: 21-27 May 2018


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  • NVW2017 message from the Governor General

    Governor General video message

    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 message.

  • NVW2017 event at Parliament House

    NVW2017 event at APH

    Fantastic turnout at our National Volunteer Week event on Tuesday 9 May at Parliament House. Thanks to everyone who came out in support of Australia’s volunteers. In particular we would like to thank VA Chief Patron and His Excellency the… Read More

  • NVW2017 merchandise & resources now available


    Have you ordered your National Volunteer Week 2017 merchandise yet? You’ll find great gifts for your amazing volunteers at the Volunteering Australia Shop. Be sure to check out the web portal to order merchandise, download resources and help us celebrate… Read More

  • International Volunteer Day


    IVD2016’s theme #GlobalApplause – give volunteers a hand, recognizes volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality. UN Volunteers is orchestrating a round of #GlobalApplause to recognize all volunteers everywhere and the contribution they… Read More