Volunteers –  Give a little. Change a lot!

Volunteers –  Give a little. Change a lot!

This National Volunteer Week we acknowledge and celebrate the generous contributions of Australia’s
6 million volunteers, and the incredible impact they make in our local communities, society and the world!

Thank you volunteers for contributing to the Australian community!

  • An estimated total of 932 million hours was volunteered during 2016.
  • The rates of volunteering are highest among males aged 45-54 years.
  • The rates of volunteering are highest among females aged 35-44
  • Overall, the rates of volunteering are highest in the 45-54 year age group.
  • Research demonstrates that volunteering yields a 450% return for every dollar invested.
  • Volunteers are inspired to be involved in volunteering as it allows them to give something back to the community.
  • Volunteers are motivated to volunteer by a personal belief in a cause or issue.
  • Volunteers are driven to volunteer to make a difference.
  • The State of Volunteering in Australia Report found that 93% of people saw positive changes as a result of their volunteering efforts.