Get involved in National Student Volunteer Week, 14-20 August 2017

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National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) will be held on 14-20 August 2017. The week promotes and celebrates student volunteering and will see a wide variety of events, activities, forums and awareness-raising campaigns led by higher education providers and schools nationwide. Events include volunteer expos, lunchtime panels, student volunteer of the year awards, blood drives, cupcake days, greening projects and video presentations!

Now in its fifth year, NSVW encourages meaningful and innovative student engagement to help young people realise how much of a difference they can make in their communities.

NSVW is designed to:

  • Celebrate, promote and grow student volunteering
  • Inspire discussion to increase innovation
  • Encourage stronger relationships between the education and nonprofit sectors
  • Build the next generation of volunteers

How can you participate?

Nonprofits: Acknowledge the contribution of your student volunteers by holding a celebration in their honour, posting about them on social media using #NSVW17 or issuing one of our certificates. Learn about how you can engage more young people to advance your cause. 

Education providers: Hold an event to encourage or recognise student volunteering. Here's some last minute easy ideas for how you can get involved.

Students: Find a volunteer role with nonprofits that need your help. Hold your own event to increase student volunteering.

Media: Cover the amazing contribution of student volunteers.


What support is provided?

Events: Browse a host of event ideas that promote student volunteering. There are on-campus or off-campus activities, online campaigns and ongoing programs.

Resources: Download many colourful resources including info sheets on volunteering for students. Plus, there are social media images, posters, certificates and a powerpoint presentation.

Advice: Chat to our team of student volunteers via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can help you make the most of your participation in the week.


Find out more...

Visit the NSVW website nationalstudentvolunteerweek.org.au and keep an eye on social media using the hashtag #NSVW17 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Volunteering Queensland is proud to manage NSVW in collaboration with Volunteering Australia, state and territory volunteering peak bodies, resource centres and hubs.