National Volunteer Week Starts

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2023 Date15 May 2023
National Volunteer Week Starts

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National Volunteer Week seeks to celebrate, thank, and honour those who make a change in their community by volunteering. According to Volunteering Australia, about 6 million people volunteer through an organisation each year. Some popular volunteering organisations are Oceans2Earth, Connect, and Pacific Discovery.

National Volunteer Week Starts Facts

  • The theme for National Volunteer Week in 2023 was The Change Makers.
  • According to Volunteering Australia, in 2022, the State/Territory with the highest rate of people who volunteered was:
    1) Australian Capital Territory – 30.9%
    2) Tasmania – 30.2%
    3) Northern Territory – 28.4%
  • Funded in 1813, the Benevolent Society is Australia’s oldest charity organisation which focuses on providing supporting services for children, families, people with disabilities, and older Australians.
  • The record for most volunteer participants was set in 2010 when over 6 million people participated in volunteer work for the year. The most popular organisation type was sports and recreation.

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