National Volunteer Week 2022

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering and will be held on 16 – 22 May 2022.

We are pleased to announce the theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together.

Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone.

National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you.

Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together.

National Volunteer Week Resources

National Volunteer Week 2022 resources will be available to download soon. Resources will include logos, certificates, posters, social media tiles, invitations, and email signature banners.  Be sure to check this page regularly as we add resources to celebrate National Volunteer Week. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive the latest updates.

Volunteer THANK YOU gifts and merchandise

The Volunteering Australia Shop is open. Say thank you to your volunteers with high quality, volunteer-specific gifts, while supporting Volunteering Australia in advocating for the volunteering sector in Australia.

2022 volunteer pins will be available in the new year. The shop is currently selling 2021 volunteer pins, thank you pens and more.  Visit the Volunteering Australia store.


National Volunteer Week 2021 (NVW2021) celebrated 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, NVW2021 a celebration was one to remember. 

May 17 – 23, 2021 paid homage to over 3 million Queenslanders who volunteered 900 million hours of their time, 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. 

Volunteers make a world of difference, contributing to all facets of the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland. National Volunteer Week is the premier event which recognised and honoured the essential and valuable work of volunteers and the volunteer-involving organisations that engage them to support the achievement of their purpose and mission.

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.