From Volunteering SA

Last year’s Darth Vader National Volunteer Week message has been refreshed to reflect this year’s theme of Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine. and posted on social media this week (May the Fourth!) to launch our Colour Your Community Red online campaign. This year’s theme for 17-23 May reiterates the importance of volunteers and how the sector needs to be working together to reinvigorate volunteering.

I’m looking forward to seeing all the volunteer celebrations, and I am pleased that because of you all, we have reached our COVID-19 capacity numbers for the Volunteer Thank You Parade in Adelaide on Monday 17 May 2021. The Parade which launches National Volunteer Week (NVW), is always a wonderful event and we are inviting you to be a spectator. Line the route along King William Street from the Torrens Parade Ground to Victoria Square and cheer on a volunteer. You can catch all the action from 11.00 am.

You can also join in from wherever you are, by tying something red out the front of your home or business, or wear something red during the week. Post a pic or video to socials, tag Volunteering SA&NT and use our campaign hashtags. See more in the article below.

In conjunction, we are also running radio ads on Fresh FM and FIVEaa and from this Monday, we will have posters around Victoria Square in Adelaide’s CBD. Let us know if you hear or see them by posting on socials.

There’s also a NVW poster and a range of social media info graphics available to download on our website.

Evelyn O’Loughlin 

Advocacy & Policy

SubmissionsVolunteering Australia, along with the other State/Territory peak bodies, regularly make submissions, informed by an evidence-base of research and consultation, on government and other public policy matters that impact on the volunteering sector.
Submissions 2020-21

Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine.

NVW is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time.

The week-long celebrations include social media campaigns, breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as well as open days, award ceremonies, picnics, forums and training sessions.

Colour Your Community Red

Take part in the social media campaign #colouryourcommunityred

  • To thank and celebrate volunteers
  • Tie something red outside your home, office or business; wear something red
  • Take a pic or video, post to socials, tag @volunteeringsant and use hashtags
  • Posters and social media info graphics
  • Download from VSA&NT website
  • Don’t forget to tag @volunteeringsant and use hashtags
Iconic buildings light up red

These buildings and more will be lit up red during the week. Please take a pic and post to socials, tag @volunteeringsant and use hashtags

  • Adelaide Airport
  • Adelaide Arcade
  • Adelaide Convention Centre
  • Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • Adelaide Oval
  • CARA
  • City of Prospect – Payinthi
  • Parliament House
  • Riccoch Arts & Cultural Centre, Mount Gambier
  • Take a pic, post to socials, tag VSA&NT and use hashtags
Volunteer Thank You Parade Launch
  • Monday 17 May 2021
  • Capacity has been reached – well done #SAvolunteers
  • Be a spectator and line King William Street from 11 am to cheer on the volunteers
#colouryourcommunityred #SAvolunteer #NVW2021