National Volunteer Week Forum 2019


National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Our annual member event to celebrate National Volunteer Week will be in partnership with City of Melbourne.

Theme: Leaving No-One Behind: Building Communities in a Changing Environment
Wednesday 22 May from 9:00 am registration and starting at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Duration: 3-hours
Where: Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Room.
Cost: Members FREE Non Members $70

Topic Explores…

In this keynote address Professor Paul Smyth talks about the history of volunteer effort in Australia. He points out the critical role of civil society and volunteers in community building and active citizenship. He addresses how changes in social policy and changes in the role of government have affected civil society and how to harness volunteer effort in this changing environment.


Keynote Speaker

     Professor Paul Smyth









(Panelist details will be released shortly.)

Order of Proceedings

8:30 – 9:30 am Registrations
9:30 AM  Keynote Presentation
10:15 AM Morning Tea
11:00 AM Panel Discussion
12:30 PM Event Concludes


Please join us for Volunteering Victoria’s key annual event celebrating National Volunteer Week 2019. The event is FREE for members.




The official hashtag for National Volunteer Week is #NVW2019.

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During National Volunteer Week thousands of events are held across the country including thank you breakfasts, morning teas and sausage sizzles as well as open days, awards ceremonies, street parades, garden parties and movie nights. Volunteering Victoria holds a special forum and key note every year.
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