Every year, almost six million Australians volunteer, dedicating over 600 million hours to helping others. Volunteers provide an irreplaceable service. Volunteering benefits communities, the economy, and increases social cohesion.
Research reveals that volunteering also benefits volunteers themselves. It reduces symptoms of depression, improves self-reported health and lowers mortality. Volunteering expands people’s social networks, and gives people new skills which can lead to employment.
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National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW)
9 – 15 August 2021
National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) is an opportunity to acknowledge the impact that student volunteers make through volunteering, while empowering young people to rise up and participate in their local communities.
Education providers, volunteer organisations and students across the country are invited to participate in National Student Volunteer Week, 9 - 15 August 2021. A suite of resources is available to assist with planning volunteering activities and celebrations.
Get involved this National Student Volunteer Week 2021, use the hashtag #NSVW2021 and join us as we acknowledge and celebrate student volunteers, and promote volunteering to young people across Australia.