National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. This year it was held from Monday 18 May to Sunday 24 May, with the theme, “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”. Although we were not able to gather in person like we would normally do, we celebrated through social media and other digital channels. Here is what we got up to!

Josephine Cafagna’s interview with Geoff Mulgan

A special interview by ABC’s renowned journalist Josepine Cafagna speaks to civil society rockstar Geoff Mulgan.

Listen to the interview here

Josephine Cafagna’s interview with Craig Foster

A special interview by ABC’s renowned journalist Josepine Cafagna speaks to Craig Foster, former Socceroo captain and architect of the #PlayforLives campaign.

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Tea with Jam and Clare

A special interview hosted  by Clare Bowditch and Jamila Rizvi to  celebrate volunteers across Australia  for National Volunteer Week.

Listen to the interview here

WIN News Canberra

In the News with WIN News talking about our project #VirtuallyTigether with Communiteer; bringing virtual volunteers together with the charities that need their help.

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City News

Will the volunteers volunteer when restrictions lift?

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Canberra Weekly

Volunteer Week acknowledges silent workforce.

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Volunteers of Canberra

We are seeking stories about Canberra’s volunteers for #volunteersofcanberra!
If your organisation has a story to tell, please share it with us by emailing us at
How have volunteers made a difference for your organisation and the people you serve?
Help us recognise them this National Volunteer Week.

2020 Volunteering Awards, Canberra Region

Nominate an individual or team of volunteers to be celebrated at Canberra’s most prestigious recognition event for volunteers.

Wave for Volunteers

We invite you to put your hand up and thank all the volunteers around Australia by waving a special smile of appreciation from your own home.