National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers. From Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May 2022.
National Volunteer Week
will celebrate the significant contribution of Australia’s almost six million volunteers.

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together. which acknowledges that 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.

During National Volunteer Week, VolunteeringACT will be hosting an exciting calendar of events:

2022 Volunteering Expo

Date – Saturday 21 May, 2022.
Time – 10am – 4pm
Location – Former Transport Depot, Kingston. – 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT 2604
Cost: Free to attend!

The Volunteering Expo is a one-stop shop for individuals to find out about volunteering opportunities in the Canberra community whilst enjoying great food and live music.
The Expo provides a unique opportunity for the public to engage with volunteer-involving organisations, register their interest in roles and learn more about the programs on offer in Canberra.

Find out more about the 2022 Volunteering Expo

2022 Volunteering Symposium

Date: Monday 16 May 2022
Time: 9am – 5:00pm and 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: Hybrid (Online / In person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, Canberra)
Cost: Day session – $25 for Members, $50 for non-members. Evening session – Free!

The 2022 Volunteering Symposium is a full-day professional development opportunity dedicated to Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers, followed by an evening session for current and aspiring Board and Committee Members.

The Symposium will be delivered in a hybrid format.

Find out more about the 2022 Volunteering Symposium

Free Volunteer Training

Introduction to Volunteering
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Location: Hybrid (Online / In person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, Canberra)
Cost: Free

Overview: What does it mean to volunteer? How do you find the right volunteering role? What are your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer? This session will give you a better understanding of what volunteering is and what it involves. It will also cover how to find a volunteering role, and what you can expect as you begin your volunteering journey. Attendees will be invited to share their experiences and discuss their volunteering goals.

Wellbeing and Boundaries in Volunteering Workshop
Date: Thursday 19 May 2022
Time: 10am – 12:00pm
Location: Hybrid (Online / In person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, Canberra)
Cost: Free

Overview: What is wellbeing and why is it important for volunteers? Why are boundaries essential and how to set them? This session will explore what each of the concepts mean and identifies how they can be applied to support you in your volunteering role.

Find out more about Volunteer Training