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National Volunteer Week - celebrating the contribution of volunteers in NSW

Last published on 17 May 2019 in News

This news item is for National Volunteer Week - 20-26 May.

National Volunteer Week (20-26 May) is an annual celebration of the contribution of volunteers. The week celebrates volunteering at both state and national levels.

Volunteering is a great way to use your skills to give back and make your community stronger, and it’s evident that people in NSW recognise this. Within NSW, volunteers make up the largest and most diverse workforce in the state, with over 2.1 million volunteers.

But it’s not just their time that they contribute; their work also contributes significantly to the NSW economy. The Productivity Commission estimates that volunteers contribute $5 billion in value to our communities in NSW each year.

Volunteering has also been shown to positively impact individuals. They’re typically happier, healthier and more connected to their communities than people who don’t volunteer. There’s really no reason not to volunteer!

To find your opportunity, visit the volunteering website www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au.

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