National Volunteer Week 2014 Poster

National Volunteer Week

enadmin, 15th May 2014

Volunteering Australia is proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week.

Volunteers have a power in today’s society and a drive that enables them to make a true difference in the world – can you imagine what it would be like without them? As such, Volunteering Australia invite you to celebrate the volunteers powering your community.

Go to the Volunteering Australia website to access a range of resources to help you celebrate volunteers at your organisation.

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