National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.


As the national peak body for volunteering, Volunteering Australia is the lead agency of National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is a time to promote the value of volunteers and volunteering, and aims to celebrate and recognise the social, cultural and economic contribution of volunteers.

In celebration of International Volunteer Day, Volunteering Australia is pleased to announce the new theme for National Volunteer Week 2019 – “Making a world of difference.” Logos are now available for download from the resources page, with more information available over the coming months.

From 20–26 May 2019, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as well as open days, award ceremonies, picnics, forums and training sessions.

Woodside is committed to social contribution in all forms, including volunteering. Woodside works with Volunteering WA to organise opportunities for our people to participate in team-building volunteering, as well as skills-based volunteering.  In 2018, 40% of Woodside's workforce participated in corporate volunteering, valued at A$2.1 million. 73 organisations and 57 schools directly benefited from our volunteering efforts.

Visit volunteeringaustralia.org for more information.

Woodside acknowledges Indigenous people's connections to land, water and community. We pay our respects to ancestors and elders - past, present and emerging. We recognise the many contributions Indigenous people make to our business, as community members and employees.