National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering with thousands of events and activities held across the country during 15 – 21 May 2023.

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 – see our NVW Downloads page during the campaign and use the hashtag #NVW2023
  • 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 #NVW2023 #TheChangeMakers

    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.

Host an event

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

  • Over 200 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.
    • Inform local government staff and elected representatives about your event.
    • Order merch from the Volunteering Australia shop (inc lapels, NVW pens, anniversary pins)