National Volunteer Week 2021

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. 

Following from events of 2020 which saw a huge shift in the sector and many pertinent events cancelled, we plan on making NVW2021 a celebration to remember. 

May 17 – 23, 2021 will pay homage to over 3 million Queenslanders who contributed 900 million volunteer hours making an extraordinary impact on individuals, communities and the environment around us.     

The week played host to a number of key events and program launches:

The Queensland Volunteer awards celebrated on Friday, 21 May 2021, honoured outstanding volunteers, volunteer managers and volunteering programs across our state.  



Volunteers are modern day heroes and we look forward to honouring their hard work and selfless dedication during National Volunteer Week 2021!!  


Flashback to NVW2020

In 2020 we waved our appreciation and said thank you to 714,138 Queenslanders who volunteer, and the 6 million volunteers across Australia.

We felt that at this time, during the evolving COVID-19 situation, it was more important than ever to recognise the extraordinary impact of volunteers. Volunteer organisations around the state embraced technology to host online activities and events that supported the theme ‘Changing Communities. Changing Lives.’ and showed appreciation of their volunteers.