Making a world of difference…National Volunteer Week 20-26 May 2019

NVW, the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers and volunteer involving organisations, is nearly here and Volunteering WA would like to personally invite people to share in this exciting week which now in its 30th year.

From 20–26 May 2019, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the six million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as well as open days, award ceremonies, picnics, forums and training sessions. 

Here in Western Australia, many volunteer involving organisations are holding celebration events with thanks to a grant from Lotterywest and they encourage anyone attending an event to share photos with with Volunteering WA on their social media pages via @volunteeringwa #NVW2019 #makingaworldofdifference.

Anyone who would like to attend a public event please visit see what’s on during the week both in metro Perth and regional areas.

If you are around Perth, Volunteering WA encourage you to visit and view the significant buildings listed below. They will be lit up in red, the colour of volunteering, in celebration of National Volunteer Week 2019. Please share photos of the buildings on the social media pages #NVW2019 @volunteeringWA.

  • Bell Tower (Mon 20 & Tues 21 May)
  • Parliament House (Mon 20 May)
  • Optus Stadium (Tues 21 May)
  • Matagarup Bridge (Tues 21 May)
  • Perth Concert Hall (Mon 20 May)

On Wednesday 22 May, at Crown Perth, Volunteering WA is hosting the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards to recognise and honour Western Australia’s outstanding volunteers. Many local volunteers will be among the more than 350 guests celebrating as His Excellency Governor Honourable Kim Beazley presents awards to deserving recipients at this inspiring event. 

The theme for this year, “Making a world of difference”, speaks volumes to the contributions volunteers make to our great State and Volunteering WA, say they are privileged and proud to be the peak body which represents 600,000 volunteers and more than 700 member organisations. 

Happy National Volunteer Week and thank you for the world of difference you all make. 

For more information about National Volunteer Week please visit