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National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. At this uncertain time, it is more important than ever to recognise and acknowledge Australia’s volunteers.

The dates for National Volunteer Week 2020 are Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May 2020 with the theme “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”.

Events that are usually held during National Volunteer Week have been been postponed or cancelled, however in line with the initiatives of Volunteer Australia, we encourage our supporters to recognise the work of volunteers everywhere 

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Put your hand up and thank all the volunteers around Australia by waving a special smile of appreciation from your own home.  You can do this by:

  • Posting your photo on our Facebook page 

  • Upload your photo to Twitter and share using #NVW2020 and #waveforvolunteers, and tag Volunteering Australia and Safe Haven Community

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