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National Volunteer Week (NVW 2021)

National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Thank you to all volunteers for the vital role you play each and every day, and for making our communities stronger, especially during times of need, crisis or isolation.

We wish to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to each and every one of the more than 1,500 palliative care volunteers across Victoria who support people with a life-limiting illness and their families to live, die and grieve well. Your care, compassino and community spirit makes an enormous difference – to the people you support and your palliative care team colleagues.

The 2021 theme Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine, acknowledges that it is time to: 

RECOGNISEcelebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives. 

RECONNECT to what is important by giving our time to help others and ourselves.

REIMAGINE how we better support volunteers and communities they help. 

Wave your appreciation for Volunteers

The Wave Your Appreciation campaign is back to recognise the great work volunteers do each and every day. You are invited to put your hand up and thank volunteers around Australia with a special smile.

Join Palliative Care Victoria team as we celebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives. Upload your wave photo to social media during National Volunteer Week and share using the hashtags #NVW2021 and #waveforvolunteers.

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