Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine.

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers. From Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd May 2021, NVW will celebrate the significant contribution of Australia’s almost six million volunteers. Each year these volunteers dedicate over 600 million hours to help others.

The theme for NVW 2021 is Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine. which acknowledges that it is time to: 

  • RECOGNISEcelebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives. 
  • RECONNECT to what is important by giving our time to help others and ourselves.
  • REIMAGINE how we better support volunteers and communities they help. 

Volunteering in Numbers

Over 700 000

Queenslanders who volunteer their time and give back to the community. Volunteering Gold Coast recruited over 4000 new volunteers over the last 12 months. 

$40 Million

The Social Return on Investment (SROI) which Gold Coast volunteers contributed to the community last year (based on a study by the University of New South Wales)

Meet Emili and Ty

Emili and Ty are two volunteers from Volunteering Gold Coast’s Community Visitor Scheme. They have both shared their experience of being a volunteer and how giving back helps them and the community. 

You can read more volunteer stories and share your volunteering experience online using #NVW2021.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week With The Staff and Volunteers at Burleigh Bowls Club

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