Release type: Media Release


National Student Volunteer Week


The Hon Luke Howarth MP
Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services

The Australian Government is encouraging educational institutions to get involved in National Student Volunteer Week 2021 and join us in recognising the efforts of young volunteers across Australia.

Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services Luke Howarth said all universities, TAFEs, colleges, schools, and not-for-profit organisations that have volunteering programs for students and young people aged up to 25 years can participate.  

National Student Volunteer Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the generous contributions of those young people who freely give up their time in service of others. 

“I urge all education providers, volunteer organisations and students across the country to get involved in National Student Volunteer Week. This year, participants will have access to resources to assist them with their volunteering activities as well as promote volunteer events and campaigns.”

Volunteers play an important role in many local sporting, religious, education and community groups across Australia.

“Volunteering makes a significant social contribution as well as having substantial economic value to our nation. It is is also a proven pathway to get people into jobs, providing connection and community participation,” Assistant Minister Howarth said.

“The dedication of student volunteers are even more extraordinary given the additional pressures on young people, including lower incomes and time constraints due to study. Thank you to every young Australian who donates their time as a volunteer.”

More information can be found at the National Student Volunteer Week website