National Student Volunteer Week aspires to challenge and celebrate young people who are striving to make change through volunteering.
On 10-16 August 2020, a wide variety of events, activities, forums and awareness-raising campaigns led by higher education providers and schools will take place nationwide.
Now in its eighth year, NSVW encourages meaningful and innovative student engagement to help students realise how much of a difference they can make; while also changing the way they volunteer to be more creative and genuine in their help and care for others.
This unique opportunity offers education providers the chance to celebrate, showcase and challenge their student volunteers.
NSVW is all about:
- Celebrating, promoting and building support for student volunteering
- Encouraging discussion and innovation so that volunteering becomes more creative and genuine
- Supporting stronger relationships between the education and non-profit sectors
- Building the next generation of volunteers to help the community
View NSVW highlights:
Volunteering Queensland is proud to manage National Student Volunteer Week in collaboration with Volunteering Australia and all State and Territory Peak Volunteering Bodies.
The Australian NSVW concept resulted from Volunteering Queensland's university roundtable which brought together key academics, researchers and community engagement managers from universities across Queensland; including Bond University, CQ University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, and University of Queensland.
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.