Let’s hear it for our volunteers

PCYC NSW is preparing to embrace this year’s National Volunteer Week and celebrate the thousands of people who give selflessly towards our work.

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

From May 21 to 27 thousands of events will be held across the country to say “thank you” to the six million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as well as open days, award ceremonies, picnics, forums and training sessions.

Volunteering Australia has announced its new National Volunteer Week theme will be “Give a little. Change a lot”.

Who volunteers?

In 2010, 38 percent of adult women volunteered (3.24 million women) and 34 per cent of adult men volunteered (2.85 million men).

In 2010, 28 percent of adults born overseas volunteered (1.44 million people). 25 per cent of adults who spoke a language other than English at home volunteered (840,000 people).

Employee volunteering

“Employee volunteering” (sometimes called corporate volunteering) is defined as allowing staff to engage in unpaid work for a community organisation during work hours for a wider societal benefit, and for the possible benefit of the volunteer and for the corporation. An Australia survey in 2011 found 24 per cent of volunteers worked for an employer that had an employee volunteer program.

If you are interested in volunteers for one our clubs – write to is now: https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/support-us/volunteering/

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