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National Volunteer Week 12th to 18th May 2008

Date : 08 / 05 / 2008
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3KRB

National Volunteer Week (NVW) will be held from the 12th to 18th May 2008. The theme of NVW is “Volunteers Change Our World”.

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 5 million Australians who volunteer.

As radio amateurs we can be proud to be included in volunteer week, from our trainers, assessors, office volunteers through to the valuable services we voluntarily provide to the community through amateur radio.

Volunteering Australia CEO, Cary Pedicini, said that many Australians deserve a pat on the back. “National Volunteer Week is a time we reflect on the amazing contribution volunteers make to their local communities and say thank you for their efforts.”

“We cannot underestimate what is achieved by volunteers who contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to so many areas of society from the justice system, emergency services, health and welfare through to almost every level of sport. “

“Make sure you take every opportunity to say thank you during National Volunteer Week.”

“Volunteering Australia acknowledges the wonderful support of NAB and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs for their support of National Volunteer Week and volunteering. Their support is vital to helping us thank Australia’s volunteers.”

Further details on National Volunteer Week activities are available from the NVW web site at including a list of NVW activities.

People who are looking for volunteering opportunities can choose from more than 10,000 voluntary positions at

National Volunteer Week is proudly supported by NAB and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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