National Volunteer
Week 2024

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To be held on 20-26 May 2024, National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering, highlighting the important role of volunteers in our community.
National Volunteer Week: Something for Everyone - 20-26 May 2024

2024 theme

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2024 is ‘Something for Everyone’.

National Volunteer Week 2024 will recognise the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to the act of volunteering.

It’s an invitation to explore the myriad of opportunities available, emphasising that there’s a place for everyone in the world of volunteering. Whether you’re drawn to environmental causes, community outreach, education, or beyond, there’s a place where your unique skills and interests can flourish.

Let’s come together during National Volunteer Week to showcase that volunteering offers ‘Something for Everyone’. Join us as we celebrate the transformative impact of everyone finding their role in making a difference.

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Melbourne lights

Some of Melbourne’s major landmarks are lighting up RED in honour of National Volunteer Week! If you’re out and about throughout the week, keep an eye out for the following spots:

  • Bolte Bridge: Mon 20 May & Sat 25 May
  • Melbourne Town Hall: Thurs 23 May, Fri 24 May & Sat 25 May
  • AAMI Park: Fri 24 May & Sat 25 May
  • Flinders St Station: Sat 25 May & Sun 26 May

Know other community landmarks that could get involved? Contact us and let us know!

If you come across any red landmarks, share a photo using the hashtag #NVW2024 and tag us at Volunteering Victoria!

Event summary

Volunteering Victoria was proud host a special ‘Thank You‘ afternoon tea to honour and recognise volunteers across the state for their generous contributions to our communities.

Attendees also had the opportunity to meet the Minister for Carers and Volunteers, Hon. Ros Spence MP, who attended as our special guest to officially open nominations for the 2024 Volunteering Awards.

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Resources

National Volunteer Week resources are produced by Volunteering Australia, including digital resources and key messaging for you to share in the lead up to and during National Volunteer Week.

Resources will include logos, e-cards, certificates, invitations, posters, social media images, email and web banners, and printable selfie frames. These can be accessed on the Volunteering Australia website linked below.

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Events Calendar

Browse the diverse range of National Volunteer Week activities happening across the state to honour Victoria’s volunteers.

Please note: The events posted below are not coordinated by Volunteering Victoria. If you have any questions regarding an event, please contact the organisers.

Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley

Community Planting Day

Kick off National Volunteer Week with a Community Planting Day at Burndap Park Edgewater! Park in Jack’s Magazine carpark off Magazine Way, Edgewater. No registration required.

Sat 18 May 2024
2pm – 4pm
Maribyrnong, VIC
Volunteer West

Volunteer Expo 2024

Thinking about giving back to your community but not sure where to start? Our Volunteer Expo is the perfect place to begin your journey! Various community organisations will be there to share their impactful work.

Sun 19 May 2024
10:30am – 2pm
Footscray, VIC
Whittlesea Community Connections

Volunteer Information Session

In partnership with the City of Whittlesea, Whittlesea Community Connections is running a volunteer information session at the Thomastown Library to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2024. Learn how to become a volunteer and the current volunteering opportunities available.

Mon 20 May 2024
10:30am -2pm
Thomastown, VIC
East Gippsland Shire Council

Volunteer Recognition Event - Bruthen

It’s time to celebrate the hard work of our volunteers! East Gippsland Shire Council is holding volunteer recognition events throughout National Volunteer Week, featuring guest speakers and announcements of 2024 honour roll inductees.

Mon 20 May 2024
1pm – 2pm
Bruthen, VIC
Wellington Shire Council

Heyfield Event

Wellington Shire Council is hosting National Volunteer Week community events across the Shire to thank and celebrate the hard-working volunteers who dedicate their time and skills.

Mon 20 May 2024
2pm – 4pm
Heyfield, VIC
Bayside City Council

Bayside Volunteer Expo

Interested in volunteering and not sure where to start? Hear from over 40 volunteer-involving organisations showcasing their volunteering opportunities – there’s ‘Something For Everyone’!

Mon 20 May 2024
3pm – 6pm
Brighton, VIC
East Gippsland Shire Council

Volunteer Recognition Event - Bairnsdale

It’s time to celebrate the hard work of our volunteers! East Gippsland Shire Council is holding volunteer recognition events throughout National Volunteer Week, featuring guest speakers and announcements of 2024 honour roll inductees.

Tues 21 May 2024
9:30am – 1:30am
Bairnsdale, VIC
Braybrook & Maidstone Neighbourhood House

Celebration BBQ

Join the team at Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House for a celebration BBQ in honour of National Volunteer Week 2024!

Tues 21 May 2024
12pm – 2pm
Braybrook, VIC
Volunteering Victoria

Thank You Afternoon Tea

Join the state peak body to celebrate Victorian volunteers and the official launch of the 2024 Volunteering Awards with Minister for Volunteers, Ros Spence MP.

Tues 21 May 2024
1:30pm – 3pm
Melbourne, VIC
Ballarat Foundation

Ballarat Volunteering Expo

Come along to the Volunteer Expo and discover what’s available in Ballarat. There’s something for everyone! Speak to over 40 volunteer stallholders from various charities and groups in Ballarat.

Wed 22 May 2024
10am – 2pm
Ballarat, VIC
Frankston RSL Sub Branch

Volunteer Week Luncheon

Volunteers of Frankston RSL Sub-Branch will have a 2 course lunch, with musical entertainment, lucky door prize and gift bag.

Wed 22 May 2024
Frankston, VIC
Wellington Shire Council

Sale Volunteer Expo

The Sale Volunteering Expo will feature a range of volunteering exhibitors, connecting attendees with not-for-profits and community groups across the Shire.

Wed 22 May 2024
4pm – 6pm
Sale, VIC
Banyule City Council

Banyule Volunteer Celebration

Volunteers working across Banyule are invited to attend this event during National Volunteer Week. Thank you for your work! The event will include a 3-course dinner, drinks and entertainment.

Wed 22 May 2024
5:40pm – 10pm
Ivanhoe, VIC
GippSport

Sporting Club Volunteer Morning Tea

GippSport has combined a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea event with a Volunteer workshop. The morning will kick off with a tasty coffee or drink of choice, into a collaborative Volunteer workshop focusing on encouraging and recognising volunteers.

Thurs 23 May 2024
8am – 10am
Hamilton, VIC
Wellington Shire Council

Golden Beach Event

Wellington Shire Council is hosting National Volunteer Week community events across the Shire to thank and celebrate the hard-working volunteers who dedicate their time and skills.

Thurs 23 May 2024
11am – 1pm
Golden Beach, VIC
Moe Neighbourhood House

Community Lunch

Join us for a FREE Community Lunch this week to celebrate and thank all our incredible volunteers who have helped us out when we needed it. The lunch is open to all!

Thurs 23 May 2024
From 12pm
Moe, VIC
East Gippsland Shire Council

Volunteer Recognition Event - Buchan

It’s time to celebrate the hard work of our volunteers! East Gippsland Shire Council is holding volunteer recognition events throughout National Volunteer Week, featuring guest speakers and announcements of 2024 honour roll inductees.

Thurs 23 May 2024
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Buchan, VIC
Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre

National Volunteer Week Celebration

Join us to celebrate Boroondara’s remarkable volunteers and hear the announcement of this year’s Volunteer Awards recipients.

Thurs 23 May 2024
4pm – 5:30pm
Hawthorn, VIC
Colac Otway Shire

2024 Community Awards

This special awards ceremony recognises the commitment of community-minded residents who have made a significant contribution to the shire.

Thurs 23 May 2024
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Colac, VIC
Standing Tall in Hamilton

2024 Volunteers Conference

Celebrate National Volunteer Week by connecting with fellow community champions. Get ready for an inspiring day filled with learning, networking, and celebrating YOU and your dedication to our community.

Fri 24 May 2024
9am – 3pm
Hamilton, VIC
Latrobe City Council

Volunteering Connections Event 2024

Join us at the Volunteering Connections Event, where you will meet a wide variety of local community groups and organisations eager to get more people involved. Come along, meet some new people, and find a volunteer group to join!

Sat 25 May 2024
9am – 1pm
Traralgon, VIC
Brotherhood of St Laurence

Kilsyth Op Shop Volunteering Open Day

Join us at BSL Kilsyth to learn about volunteering opportunities! Speak to past and current volunteers and learn how you too can make a difference and help people facing disadvantage in the community.

Sat 25 May 2024
12pm – 3pm
Kilsyth, VIC