National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) is an opportunity to acknowledge the impact that student volunteers make through volunteering.
Coordinated and delivered nationally by Volunteering Queensland since 2013 and supported by Volunteering Australia and all State and Territory Peak volunteering bodies, National Student Volunteer Week 2021 (#NSVW21) acknowledges and celebrates student volunteers, and promotes volunteering to students and young people across Australia.
This year National Student Volunteer Week will be 9 - 15 August 2021.
We invite all education providers, volunteer organisations and students across the country to participate National Student Volunteer Week. In 2021 all participants will have access to resources to assist with planning and executing volunteering activities as well as volunteer promoting events and campaigns.
National Student Volunteer Week empowers students and young people to rise up and participate in their local communities. The connection gained provides students with a sense of belonging and ownership, whilst developing leadership and empathy skills.
Together, we aim to
- Celebrate, promote and support student volunteering
- Empowering young people to discuss and innovate their introduction to, and journey through volunteering
- Strengthen relationships between the education, youth and non-profit sectors
- Build a mighty new generation of volunteers to uplift our communities.
National Student Volunteer Week over the years
National Student Volunteer Week has been celebrated since 2013. Review the celebrations over the years.
About Volunteering Queensland and National Student Volunteer Week
Volunteering Queensland is proud to lead National Student Volunteer Week in collaboration with Volunteering Australia and all State and Territory peak volunteering bodies.
The Australian NSVW concept was borne at Volunteering Queensland's university roundtable which brought together key academics, researchers and community engagement managers from universities across Queensland. Universities involved included Bond University, CQ University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, and University of Queensland.
The idea was that engagement in the community during the academic years was an excellent way to build connection, grow confidence, give students valuable skills and work experience, and have a lot of fun. Thus in 2013, Volunteering Queensland launched the first National Student Volunteer Week and the concept has gone from strength to strength year on year since. Now in its 9th year, we want to make this the biggest and best celebration yet!
Volunteering Queensland research and articles
Reports on young people produced by Volunteering Queensland include:
- Channeling Enthusiasm into Sustained Action: Fostering the Changemakers Journey
- Youth Leading Youth: A look at organisations led by young people
- Young People as Volunteers: A guide to moving beyond traditional practices
- Innovative Student Engagement
Find out more about Volunteering Queensland's work at volunteeringqld.org.au.