Celebrate National Student Volunteer Week, 13 – 19 August 2018


National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) aspires to challenge and celebrate young people who are striving to make change through volunteering!

On 13-19 August 2018, a wide variety of events, activities and campaigns that promote student volunteering will be led by higher education providers and schools nation-wide.

Now in its sixth year, NSVW encourages meaningful and innovative student engagement to help students realise how much of a difference they can make and the personal and professional benefits of getting involved in their communities.

This unique opportunity offers volunteer-involving organisations the chance to showcase the significant contribution of their student volunteers and encourage more young people to join their cause.

We encourage you to participate in NSVW:

Thank your student volunteers

Hold recognition events for your student volunteers. This could be a morning tea, an awards ceremony, treat them with a fun outing, or just give a heartfelt ‘thank you’. Register your event.

NSVW certificate

Acknowledge the great work of your student volunteers with our official certificate of appreciation.

Profile your student volunteers

Share inspiring stories, quotes and videos highlighting the fantastic experience student volunteers are having by helping your cause.

Meet new young volunteers

Hold an open day or a volunteering come and try day. Let potential student volunteers visit your organisation, lend a hand and learn more about your important work. Register your event.


View our body of knowledge around the best practice approaches to working with young people. Read our research.


Make sure you use the hashtag #NSVW18 for any social media posts you make in support of the week. You might like to use our colourful social media signs.

UQ Volunteer Expo

On the week before NSVW, the University of Queensland will host its Annual UQ Volunteer Expo on Wednesday 8 August. The Expo offers non-profits the opportunity to meet thousands of talented, enthusiastic students! Free for all parties involved, the Expo is a great platform for building awareness and creating a network of student volunteers to support your cause.

This event occurs once a year, so make the most of it! Register today through UQ CareerHub to secure your organisation a limited position - Register now!

Education providers

If you are a higher education provider or high school, we would love to have you involved in NSVW. View how you can take part.

Contact us

If you have any questions about NSVW please contact our friendly team, call 3002 7617 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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