National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation's volunteers.

From 20–26 May 2019, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as well as open days, award ceremonies, picnics, forums and training sessions.

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2019 is “Making a world of difference.” Logos are now available for download from the Volunteering Australia resources page.

Volunteering WA with support from our award sponsors Lotterywest, Bankwest, Department of Communities, YMCA WA, Community News, Silver Chain, NeonLogic, and the Office of Multicultural Interests hold the annual WA Volunteer of the Year Awards which recognise the volunteering contributions of individuals and organisations.

The prestigious gala dinner, this year to be held at the Crown Perth in May, is attended by over 350 people including dignitaries such as the Governor and the Minister for Volunteering.

Nominations for our WA Volunteer of the Year Awards are now closed.

To find out more about the awards and gala dinner please visit our awards website.

For those wishing to share their events and activities on social media the official hashtag for National Volunteer Week is #NVW2019.

Merchandise and recognition certificates are available at

National volunteer week grants

Supported by Lotterywest, each year during National Volunteer Week, Volunteering WA offers small grants to be used for organisations to celebrate and thank their volunteers. In the past, organisations have held a vast array of traditional and creative ‘thank you and celebration’ events and acknowledged their volunteers with the NVW certificates. You can visit our grant page for ideas and more information.

The Lotterywest National Volunteering Week Grants applications for 2019 are now closed.