National Volunteer Week

Join Parks Victoria this 15 – 21 May as we celebrate National Volunteer Week 2023. This year’s theme is ‘The Change Makers’, someone who takes action to make the world a better place.

Parks Victoria is fortunate for the support of an incredible pool of passionate volunteer Change Makers. Thousands of volunteers help to conserve special Park places by improving habitat, restoring heritage, assisting visitors, propagating and planting, collecting information through research and monitoring and much much more.

Every day volunteers make a positive change to improve nature.

National Volunteer Week is a week-long opportunity for us all to say thank you.

In commemoration of the theme “The Change Makers”, the Victorian Government have launched the video below showcasing two recipients of the Volunteering Innovation Fund, a program funding community-led projects that consider new ways of volunteering in and for the environment.

Take part this National Volunteer Week

To celebrate volunteering and recognize the vital contribution to Parks across Victoria, we are hosting a series of events. See links below to find out more information and join an activity.
Woman holding up a book titled Ozigami, behind stacks of the same book.

Webinar: 4-5 pm 16 May 2023

Interactive session with Emily Unity and Sione Ikafanga from the Managing Country Together team to learn about OZIGAMI and the importance of advocacy and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in conservation.
A female ranger in a Parks Victoria uniform studies a tree alongside a man wearing outdoor clothing, a hat and backpack.

Webinar: 7-8 pm 17 May 2023

A panel of young conservationists from Parks Victoria, Department of Environment Energy and Climate Action will discuss how volunteering in nature has benefited their career paths.
A woman wearing a Parks Victoria volunteer top walking up stairs with a beach in the background.

Volunteer Track Ranger: 20 May 2023

A fantastic opportunity to work alongside like minded volunteers and Parks Victoria staff outdoors at Norton Park (Dandenong Valley Parklands).


  • What is National Volunteer Week?

    National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. The week-long event recognises the vital support that the millions of volunteers in our country provide to their communities and encourages people to consider volunteering.

  • When is National Volunteer Week?

    National Volunteer Week 2023 will be held on 15 – 21 May 2023.

  • What is the theme of National Volunteer Week 2023?

    The theme for National Volunteer Week 2023 is The Change Makers. National Volunteer Week 2023 is a celebration of our power to drive change and ensure volunteering is inclusive of all members of the Australian community.

  • How can I get involved this National Volunteer Week?

    There are many ways you can take part this National Volunteer Week. Parks Victoria are hosting events throughout the week, to check them out above.

    Volunteering Australia have developed a suite of e-cards, certificates, invitations, posters, selfie frames and images that you can use to celebrate, recognize and say thank. Find out more and download.

  • Where can I find out more?

    For more information and resources visit Volunteering Australia.

  • How can I volunteer?

    If you are interested in volunteering, have a look at the opportunities on ParkConnect. There is something for everyone.

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