Volunteer events and observances

Throughout the year there are many volunteering opportunities, 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 and opportunities.

National Volunteer Week 2022 – “Better Together”

National Volunteer Week  (16 – 22 May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Each week in May, we say ‘thank you’ to more than 520,000 Western Australian volunteers that contribute their time to help the community.

This year’s theme is “Better Together”. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you.

Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together.

#NVW2022 #BetterTogether

International Volunteer Day, Sunday 5 December 2021 – “Volunteer now for our common future”

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.

The City would like to thank all off the dedicated volunteers for their continued service and support to volunteering for and within the City of Joondalup.

Australia has experienced many disasters in the past few years and volunteers have consistently been at the forefront of each incident. We thank everyone for their efforts and extend an invitation for those wanting to volunteer in their community.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Volunteer now for our common future.’ As the world slowly awakens, there has never been a better time to take up a volunteering opportunity.

Volunteer now for our common future. For further volunteering information visit Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre.

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.