National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) aspires to challenge and celebrate young people who are striving to make change through volunteering!
On 12 - 18 August 2019, a wide variety of events, activities and campaigns that promote student volunteering will be led by higher education providers and schools nation-wide.
Volunteering Australia are delighted to announce the dates for next year's National Volunteer Week as: Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May 2020
Sawasdee! (Hello in Thai). The 16th IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference and Youth Volunteer Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 11 - 15 November 2019.
This 5-day event is hosted by the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) in collaboration with Volunteer Spirit Network which is a national platform of volunteering promotion in Thailand. The conference aims to bring together civil society, government sectors, corporates, NGOs and academia to uncover values that need to be in place for volunteering to be valuable, sustainable and beneficial to the volunteers, organisations and wider community.
Volunteering Queensland’s Wynnum Hub will soon be starting a new Digital Mentor program on Friday mornings between 9am and 11am. We may expand the project to other days in the future depending on the need and available volunteers.
The Settlement Council of Australia (SCoA) and Volunteering Australia have today released their report, ‘Volunteering and Settlement in Australia’, with a snapshot of the volunteering activities of new migrants and refugees in Australia.
In the settlement sector, 65 per cent of new arrivals to Australia volunteered within the first 18 months of their arrival to Australia, to contribute to society, make friends, improve their English or gain local work experience.
During National Volunteer Week, 20-26 May, the 2019 Queensland Volunteering Awards were held to honour the inspiring endeavours of hundreds of volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer-involving organisations and businesses that invest in employee volunteering programs, to bring about positive change in our community.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a National Volunteer Week Small Grants application.
We received 191 excellent applications and would like to thank all volunteer-involving organisations that applied. Volunteering Queensland acknowledges the inspiring and impactful work done by each organisation and volunteer. We wish we could have funded each application.