National Volunteers Week Monday, 20 May – Friday 24 May

Please join us on Wednesday, 22 May with LaLaLatte

and enjoy a nice cuppa on us to say thank you.

LaLaLatte will be set up in the driveway by the canteen from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers. Volunteers contribute to the education sector in many ways, from reading in class to helping on excursions. Our volunteers contribute thousands of hours to our schools, preschools and children’s centres.

In 2024, National Volunteer Week will be held from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 May. This special event provides an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our schools, preschools and children’s centres, and invites people not currently volunteering to give it a go.

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2024 is ‘Something for Everyone.’ National Volunteer Week 2024 will recognise the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to the act of volunteering.

Becoming a Volunteer and how it helps you:

Feel healthy and happy

Just a few hours volunteering with us can mean that you:

  • feel happier
  • feel valued and appreciated
  • have fun
  • improve your physical and mental health.


Volunteering with us is a fun and easy way to explore your interests. You might:

  • learn new skills and improve existing ones
  • build your confidence
  • get valuable work experience
  • become more job-ready.


Our volunteers can help bring a community together. It can allow you to connect to your community and make it a better place. You can:

  • make friends
  • meet new people
  • be a positive role model for children and young people
  • create many happy new memories.

How it helps children and young people

Extra help from volunteers makes a real difference. It can help children and young people:

  • develop an enjoyment of learning
  • reach their full potential
  • discover other cultures and interests
  • gain real-life skills and healthy lifestyle habits
  • be curious about the world around them
  • build confidence and self-worth.

It can help children to:

  • enjoy books and reading
  • feel good about things like music and art
  • discover a love for maths and numbers
  • have fun and feel happy
  • feel more confident when doing activities like sports.

It can help young people to:

  • feel enthusiastic about learning areas like science, technology, engineering and maths
  • develop leadership skills
  • talk and think about future goals
  • build their communication and friendships