National Volunteers Week: May 20-26, 2024

Each year, National Volunteers Week provides an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our community and invites people not currently volunteering to give it a go.

From May 20-26, 2024 we have the opportunity 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 National Volunteer Week 2024 is “Something for Everyone”.  It is an invitation to explore the myriad of opportunities available, emphasising that there’s a place for everyone in the world of volunteering. Whether you’re drawn to environmental causes, community outreach, education or beyond, there’s a place where your unique skills and interests can flourish.

The Volunteering Australia 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.
Amen.