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.

What's happening around the State

We Are The Change Makers - National Social Media Campaign

Introducing the We are the Change Makers campaign celebrating the powerful impact volunteers make supporting individuals, communities and the nation.

Millions of volunteers across Australia are giving their time and energy to make change in our communities. The We are the Change Makers campaign celebrates the powerful impact volunteers make supporting individuals, communities and the nation.

This National Volunteer Week we are asking, what kind of Change Maker are you? You may be a Caregiver, Guardian, Energiser, Defender, Inquirer, Communicator, a combination of these, or a different sort of Change Maker altogether!

Share your Change Maker type on social media by using the hashtags #NVW2023 & #TheChangeMakers and the resources below. You can use the definition tiles, add a photo to a tile using Canva, or personalise to create a different sort of Change Maker to suit you.

You can also share with us by tagging @VolunteeringWA and @VolunteeringAustralia Volunteering Australia on your posts.

Find The Change Makers messaging and downloadable social media graphics on the Volunteering Australia site

Voices of Volunteering - Join us online
Help us celebrate the inspiring voices of volunteering. Share your volunteering stories online throughout May.  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 

National Volunteer Week Activities, supported by Lotterywest
Supported by Lotterywest, each year Volunteering WA offers grants of up to $1,000 to be used by organisations to celebrate their volunteers during National Volunteer Week. In 2023, over 150 Western Australian volunteering organisations received a grant to help deliver over 200 events. 

WA Volunteer of the Year Awards
More than 228 nominations were submitted for this year’s WA Volunteer of the Year Awards, giving the judging panels a tough challenge to shortlist 21 Finalists who will be celebrated at the gala dinner to be held in May.

Light Up Red for National Volunteer 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.

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

Volunteer Gifts and Merch
Say thank you to your volunteers with high quality gifts, while supporting Volunteering Australia in advocating for the volunteering sector in Australia. 

2023 NVW lapels, volunteer anniversary pins and thank you pens are available through the Volunteering Australia shop.