National Volunteer Week Events 2017


During National Volunteer Week thousands of events are held across the country including thank you breakfasts, morning teas and sausage sizzles as well as open days, awards ceremonies, street parades, garden parties and movie nights.

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Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day)

The purpose of the WOW Day campaign is to inspire people to wear orange on 10 May in recognition of the efforts of thousands of SES volunteers across Australia who give up their time to serve their communities in floods, storms and other emergencies.

WOW Day will be recognised nationally on 10 May this year with the simple call to action: wear orange. Orange is the official colour of the State Emergency Services across the country so wearing orange on WOW Day is a great way to show support for all SES Volunteers.

Date: Wednesday 10 May, 2017



2017 Volunteering Awards Canberra Region

The 2017 Volunteering Awards Canberra region will be held during National Volunteer Week on Monday 8 May at the National Arboretum.

Date: Monday 8 May, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Dr, Canberra City ACT 2601
Contact: Volunteering and Contact ACT on 6251 4060 or email

Volunteering Open Day 2017

In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2017, Volunteering and Contact ACT is hosting a Volunteering Open Day. It’s a great opportunity for anyone to drop into the CONTACT Canberra Shopfront and find out about Volunteering and how you can get involved!

Date: Tuesday 9 May, 2017
Time: 10am – 2pm
Place: CONTACT Canberra Shopfront, Ground Floore, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City
Contact: Volunteering and Contact ACT







Queensland Volunteering Awards

These prestigious awards acknowledge the endeavours of inspiring Queenslanders who promote the spirit of volunteerism! Nominees, finalists and recipients will all be honoured at this event – the 2017 Queensland Volunteering Awards Presentation and official National Volunteer Week launch. Each award recipient will be presented with a beautiful trophy and certificate and will be profiled through an extensive media campaign.

Date: Friday 12 May, 2017
Time: 10am – 12pm
Place: Brisbane Room, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Contact: Volunteering Queensland





The 2017 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

Winners will be announced and prizes presented on Monday 8 May at the beginning of National Volunteer Week; in a ceremony at Government House, hosted by Volunteering Tasmania Patron, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania.

Date: Monday 8 May, 2016
Place: Government House, Tasmania
Contact: Volunteering Tasmania





The Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner 2016

Award recipients will be announced at the National Volunteer Week Gala Awards Presentation and Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Perth Hotel on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The event commences at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. This prestigious event honours the best of the best with awards for volunteering in eight categories. Guests will enjoy a three course dinner, premium wines and wonderful live entertainment.

Date: Wednesday 10 May, 2017
Time: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Place: Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Contact: Volunteering WA

City of Cockburn celebrating National Volunteer Week – Morning Tea!

To celebrate this year’s National Volunteer Week, the Cockburn Volunteer Resource Centre is holding a celebration event thanking our committed volunteers for their hard work and showcasing what volunteers offer in the City of Cockburn.

Interested to volunteer? Please join us for an exhibition of local non-profits at the event and they will be happy to answer your questions.
Already a volunteer? Welcome to come along to connect with your peers and enjoy a delicious morning tea.
Please RSVP for catering purposes.

Date: Saturday 13 May, 2017
Time: 9am to 11am
Place: Next Gen Health Club, Bibra Lake
RSVP: Cockburn Volunteer Resource Centre by email at