National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering and will be held on 15 – 21 May 2023.
We are pleased to announce the theme for National Volunteer Week 2023 is The Change Makers. The week-long event recognises the vital support that the millions of volunteers in our country provide to their communities and encourages people to consider volunteering. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the important role that volunteers play in society and to encourage more people to get involved in volunteering.
National Volunteer Week was first celebrated in Australia in 1989, and it has since grown to become the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteering in the country. The week is organised by Volunteering Australia, which is the national peak body for volunteering in the country.
During National Volunteer Week, thousands of events and activities are organised across the country to celebrate and recognise the contributions of volunteers. These activities may include awards ceremonies, volunteer recognition events, fundraising events, community service projects, and more.
The theme for National Volunteer Week changes each year, and it is designed to highlight a particular aspect of volunteering. For example, the theme for National Volunteer Week 2021 was "Recognise, Reconnect, Reimagine", which focused on recognizing and celebrating the contributions of volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic and encouraging more people to get involved in volunteering.
National Volunteer Week is an important event in Australia because it helps to raise awareness about the vital role that volunteers play in society. Volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities, from providing support to vulnerable people to protecting the environment and promoting social justice. Without the contributions of volunteers, many important services and programs would not be possible. In conclusion, National Volunteer Week is an annual event in Australia that celebrates and recognises the contributions of volunteers to the community. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about the important role that volunteers play in society and to encourage more people to get involved in volunteering.
Nursing volunteers play a crucial role in the healthcare sector, and they are recognised during National Volunteer Week for their contributions to the community. Nursing volunteers are individuals who provide their time, skills, and expertise to support patients and healthcare organisations. They may be retired nurses, nursing students, or individuals who have a passion for healthcare and want to make a difference in their communities. Nursing volunteers can be found in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and community health centers. They may assist with patient care, provide support to nursing staff, and help with administrative tasks. Nursing volunteers can also provide education and support to patients and their families, and they may assist with health promotion and disease prevention activities.
Nursing volunteers are essential to the healthcare system because they help to fill gaps in care and support patients in need. They provide a valuable service to healthcare organizations and can help to reduce the workload of nursing staff. Nursing volunteers also bring a unique perspective to healthcare and can help to improve the quality of care that patients receive. During National Volunteer Week, nursing volunteers are recognised for their contributions to the healthcare sector. Healthcare organisations may organise events and activities to celebrate and honour nursing volunteers.
These activities may include recognition ceremonies, awards presentations, and volunteer appreciation events. National Volunteer Week is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the contributions of nursing volunteers to the healthcare sector. It is also an opportunity to encourage more individuals to get involved in nursing volunteering and to support the important work that nursing volunteers do in their communities.