Nominations open for the National and the Commonwealth Heritage Lists
December 4, 2017
NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017 State Ceremony
December 8, 2017

International Volunteer Day 2017

The United Nations designated December 5 as International Volunteer Day in 1985.

This international observance day celebrates the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer-involving organisations to raise awareness of, and gain recognition for, the contribution they make to their communities.

Together with other organisations, we are celebrating volunteers in NSW and the contribution they make.


-Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Ceremony (More photos can be found here.)

-Volunteering Expo

Want to get involved?

It can be as easy getting the word out through your social media, email or website.

Here are some images you can use across any of these avenues:

IVD 2017 logo

IVD 2017 email banner

IVD 2017 web banner

If you’re going to use social media – remember to use the following hashtags:

#VolunteersActFirst & #IVD2017

& show your applause with the actual emoji – appaluse!

Also, to help us connect your posts & tweets include us in your message by including our relevant handles:

Facebook : @thecentreforvolunteering

Twitter: @Volunteers_NSW

Let’s help celebrate the vital contributions of volunteers all over the world, encourage others to become volunteers on December 5!