National Volunteer Week

2022: Monday 16 - Sunday 22 May (Better Together)

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation's volunteers. Each week in May, we say 'thank you' to more than 520,000 Western Australian volunteers that contribute their time to help the community. 

2022 Theme

We are pleased to announce the theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together.

Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you.

Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together.

#NVW2022 #BetterTogether

National Volunteer Week Toolkit and Resources

National Volunteer Week 2022 resources are available to download. Resources include logos, certificates, posters, social media tiles, email banners and Instaframes. 

The NVW 2022 Toolkit is the go-to place for your National Volunteer Week planning. Download the toolkit for key messages, ideas and themes on ways to get involved.


Tag @VolunteeringWA and use the #NVW2022 #BetterTogether to share your social media promotion with us. 

Follow along online: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn  |  TikTok   

National Volunteer Week Grants

Congratulations to the 2022 National Volunteer Week Grant Recipients. 177 volunteer involving organisations, community groups, and clubs celebrated by holding more than 200 volunteer recognition events and activities across Western Australia during #NVW2022 (Monday 16 - Sunday 22 May), thanks to funding from Lotterywest.

Volunteer THANK YOU gifts and merchandise

The Volunteering Australia Shop is open. Say thank you to your volunteers with high quality, volunteer-specific gifts, while supporting Volunteering Australia in advocating for the volunteering sector in Australia.

2022 volunteer pins are now available. Visit the Volunteering Australia store.

Voices of Volunteering

Whilst this year's Volunteer of the Year Awards program isn't going ahead, make sure to keep note of your incredible volunteers for inclusion in the 2023 Awards (nominations will open at the end of this year). 

In the meantime, we are collecting and sharing incredible volunteer stories, and would love to showcase your volunteers online and with media throughout National Volunteer Week. Submit their story here or share this form with your volunteers. 

#WaveForVolunteers - Wave Your Appreciation

We invite you to put your hand up and thank all the volunteers around Western Australia by waving a special smile of appreciation to say thanks to our fellow volunteers for the enormous contribution they make each and every day. 

Wave for Volunteers: Upload your wave photo to social media, tag @VolunteeringWA and share using the hashtags #NVW2022 and #BetterTogether

Save The Date

2023: Monday 15 - Sunday 21 May 2023