National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering with thousands of events and activities held across the country during Monday 20 - Sunday 26 May 2024.

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Get involved - share the NVW Campaign

There are many ways that everyone – individuals, community organisations, businesses, state and local government departments, schools and universities – can take part in National Volunteer Week and share the message that volunteering is at the heart of Australia.

For individuals

  • Download and share our graphics for social media and use the hashtag #NVW2024
  • Post an appreciation of an individual or community group who has supported you or inspired you through volunteering and tag @VolunteeringWA
  • Share with people the value volunteering has had on your own life, by sharing your own volunteering experiences, or the impact another volunteer has had on you
  • Share your National Volunteer Week celebrations with Volunteering WA and the country by tagging @VolunteeringWA and using the hashtags #NVW2024 

    Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Linkedin  | Tiktok |   YouTube   

For organisations and workplaces

  • Promote National Volunteer Week in your internal or external publications, such as your intranet, website or newsletter.
  • Ask your employees and volunteers to share their volunteering volunteering experiences.
  • Recognise and celebrate your volunteers, volunteer managers, Board members and committee members with a thank you, online photos, morning tea, or certificate presentations. 
  • Organise a group volunteering activity throughout the month of May. Reach out to causes and community groups that your team are passionate about and see what volunteering or micro-volunteering you could support with.
  • Hold forums or workshops on the wellbeing benefits of volunteering for your team.
  • Consider sponsoring a community organisation or volunteer-led group, or holding a fundraising event.

Attend the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards

The WA Volunteer of the Year Awards promote the value and important contribution of volunteering to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of Western Australia and pay tribute to those volunteers who inspire and promote the spirit of volunteerism through their exemplary endeavours.

Nominations for the 2024 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards have now closed, with Finalists announced at the end of March. The 2024 WA Volunteer of the Year Award winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 23 May 2024 at The Westin Perth. 

In 2024, more than 250 nominations were submitted giving the judging panels a tough challenge to shortlist 21 Finalists who will be celebrated at the gala dinner to be held in May.

Host an event

Such as a volunteer information session or open day, recognition morning tea, or certificate presentations

  • Over 250 community groups were successful in applying for National Volunteer Week, supported by Lotterywest to celebrate volunteering throughout the week (applications typically open January – March).
  • Here are some tips to promote your event

    • Write a media statement and email it to your local paper.
    • Set up a Facebook event page.
    • Use the National Volunteer Week and logo on posters and invites.
    • Ask your volunteers to share their stories.
    • Inform local government staff and elected representatives about your event.
    • Order merch from the Volunteering Australia shop (inc lapels, NVW pens, anniversary pins)
    • Read our event planning and management guide: How to host a successful event

Light Up Red for National Volunteer Week

We encourage your workplace to wear a touch of red, or display NVW posters throughout the Week.

Iconic Western Australian landmarks will light up in magnificent red – the colour of volunteering – in support of volunteers.
Our supporters include The Bell Tower; Parliament and Council House; Optus Stadium; Sky Ribbon; Elizabeth Quay Bridge and Spanda; and the Woodside Energy building.