Volunteer events and observances

Throughout the year there are many volunteering celebrations and observances hosted by the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre and the City. Previous observances have included sundowner events, breakfast forums, volunteer story promotional campaigns and Volunteer Involving Organisation promotional exhibitions.

Visit Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre for further information on upcoming celebrations.

National Volunteer Week 2021 – “Bringing People Together: A Volunteer’s Story

National Volunteer Week (17 – 23 May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of more than six million Australians who volunteer their time, and this year’s them is RECOGNISE. RECONNECT. REIMAGINE – an invitation to recognise volunteers, celebrate how volunteering connects people together in so many ways, and encourage organisations to reimangine and innovate how they support their volunteers to continue their invaluable work.

Volunteering in the community is a rewarding experience where clubs and community groups work tirelessly in their efforts to improve the lives of people in the community, whether that be out in the natural environment, in the garden, at the beach, in a meeting room or at a social club.

For National Volunteer Week in 2021 the City of Joondalup will be launching the “Bringing People Together: A Volunteer’s Story” video exhibition; a celebration of local volunteers and their groups for their efforts in helping build a stronger, more inclusive and connected community.

This special video series will be available for viewing from Monday 17 May – Sunday 23 May 2021 at the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre located inside the Whitford Library.

Volunteering brings communities together.

The City would like to thank the partnering organisations for their support with the “Bringing People Together: A Volunteer’s Story” video exhibition, and acknowledge to generous contributions of Volunteering WA and Lotterywest through the National Volunteer Week Grants Program, supporting the launch the exhibition on Monday 17 May.

And of course, a huge thank you to all the thousands of dedicated volunteers who service the Joondalup community every day.

Thank a Volunteer Day

In 1985, the United Nations designated 5 December each year as International Volunteer Day, also known as Thank a Volunteer Day in Western Australia. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisation (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

This challenging year has shone a spotlight on the power of volunteers in Australia and around the world. Over the last months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged across the world, volunteers have been at the forefront of medical, community and societal responses.

The City would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers and Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre for their continued service, support and partnership to volunteering within the City of Joondalup.

‘Together We Can Through Volunteering’ is the theme for 2020 and is more relevant than ever before. During uncertain times, it is important to recognise and acknowledge the valued volunteers that support our community.