Challenge yourself. Be the Change. Celebrate each other. That’s the theme of this year’s National Student Volunteer Week celebrating and promoting the participation of young people as volunteers in their community.
Running from August 13-19, students across Australia will participate in a week of events, activities and campaigns led by higher education providers and schools that encourage them to get involved in their communities through volunteering.
Impact Volunteering will also be supporting volunteering opportunities throughout the national week as it does for all volunteers throughout the year. The not-for-profit organisation supports volunteers to find the right opportunity with the right volunteer group through its face to face volunteer matching service operating out of the Frankston Library.
It also works to help facilitate student volunteering programs and projects each year, such as Frankston High School’s M.E.G.A.R. Week (Mindfulness, Empathy, Gratitude, Acceptance and Resilience) and Monash University Occupational Therapy students with their Participatory Community Practice project, giving them the opportunity to gain practical experience in creating and delivering a volunteering guide.
Impact Volunteering encourages all students and education providers to get involved in the many activities on offer during National Student Volunteer Week. If you’re interested in finding out more about student volunteering activities during August, visit nationalstudentvolunteerweek.org.au, or for more information on volunteering in general visit impactvolunteering.org.au