National Volunteers Week 2022: May 16-22

National Volunteers Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers.  From May 16-22, 2022 NVW is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you and this includes people in our parishes and agencies.

The theme for NVW 2022 is Better Together.  Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone.  Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together.

The Volunteering Australia Volunteer website. has National Volunteer Week resources, certificates of appreciation, volunteer thank you gifts and merchandise available


Prayer for Volunteers

We pray for all those who volunteer in our parishes.
May we value the many talents and gifts
that God has given to these people.
We thank them for generously offering
their time to parish ministries.
For all these gifts, given out of your love,
we thank you, God of all goodness.