Recognise, reconnect and reimagine this National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) celebrates the invaluable contribution of the volunteering community across Australia. Volunteering Queensland, alongside Volunteering Australia and the other state peak bodies lead the nation in celebrating the important work of volunteers across the country.

This week (May 17 – 23) you can pay homage to more than 700,000 Queenslanders and 6 million people across Australia who volunteer their time, making an extraordinary impact on individuals, communities and the environment around us by taking part in any number of events and program launches.

Volunteering Queensland has also marked the occasion by releasing the inaugural State of Volunteering in Queensland 2021 Report, examining the status of volunteering and its economic and social value. The report found more than 900 million volunteer hours were clocked during 2020, and more than 63.3% of people were motivated to volunteer by the ability it gave them to help others.

The Queensland Volunteer awards will also be celebrated on Friday, 21 May 2021, honouring outstanding volunteers, volunteer mangers and volunteering programs across our state.

To find out more about National Volunteer Week visit the website.