Community & Business

22 May, 2022

Recognising selfless Australians

AUSTRALIA’S largest annual celebration of volunteering is being held this week recognising the millions of Australians who selflessly give up their time every day.

Recognising selfless Australians - feature photo

National Volunteer Week is being held from 16 to the 22 May with this year’s theme being ‘better together’, signalling the role volunteering plays in bringing communities together. 

Volunteering Australia CEO Mark Pearce said it is important to celebrate the selfless acts of millions of Australians across the country each year.

 “This National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the significant contribution made by all of the five million volunteers across Australia,” he said. “Volunteering brings people together, it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone - together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better." 

Volunteering Australia is calling on all Australians to ‘wave your appreciation’ and share a photo of themselves waving their hand of thanks to volunteers. 

To mark National Volunteer Week, volunteers across Australia will be awarded at separate volunteer award events in each state with Queensland’s taking place this Friday in Brisbane.


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