National Volunteer Week


Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you to the more than 6 million Australians who volunteer.

Theme – 2015

More than 6 million Australian volunteers give happiness to others each year. And research says that that those volunteers are happier as a result. So this National Volunteer Week (11-17 May 2015), help us make Australia the happiest place on earth, by giving as much of your time as you can. Give Happy. Live Happy.

Key dates for the 2015 National Volunteer Week (11 – 17 May):

  • February 2015 (mid February) – Associated National Volunteer Week collateral (posters, certificates etc) available
  • March 2015 – Merchandise available for purchase
  • May 2015 – National Volunteer Week celebrated from 11 – 17 May


Download the 2015 National Volunteer Week logo and Give Happy Live Happy device below. Further materials will become available for both organisations and individuals over the coming months. Watch this space!


To view the Media Release and Media Backgrounder (Volunteering and Happiness: The Facts) click here.

National Volunteer Week logo (ai files)

National Volunteer Week logo (jpeg files)

Give Happy Live Happy Device (ai files)

Give Happy Live Happy Device (jpeg files)

View the promotional material from National Volunteer Week 2014.