Wednesday, 16 May 2012

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 14-20 May 2012
'Volunteers - Every One Counts'

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 6.1 million Australians who volunteer.

Australian volunteers are essential to society, and many charities would struggle to survive without the support of their volunteers. Australian volunteers contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to so many areas of society, including community health care, heritage and arts, environment conservation, emergency services, education, social justice and sports. NVW provides a platform to pay tribute to these volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others. 

National Volunteer Week (NVW) begins the Monday after Mothers Day in May each year - 14th to 20th May 2012. 

The NVW website will provide you with all the information you need to celebrate NVW whether you are a volunteer, volunteer organisation, or a corporate organisation seeking ways to help recognise and thank employees who are also volunteers.

During National Volunteer Week The Board and Staff of JewishCare wish to express our appreciation and gratitude and to thank the 500 dedicated volunteers who provide such invaluable support to our clients.

If you would like more information about volunteering for JewishCare and the roles available please contact FirstCall 1300 133 660 or email

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