National Volunteer Week and your organisation

17 May 2021

Help celebrate National Volunteer Week by applying to become an approved voluntary work organisation.

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National Volunteer Week is from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 May 2021.

Approved voluntary work organisations give eligible job seekers the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

This experience can include work-like activities such as:

  • gardening and maintenance
  • animal or wildlife shelter activities
  • office administration
  • retail work.

However, they can’t do the same tasks as your paid employees.

To apply, your organisation must be not for profit and either:

  • a community based organisation
  • a government sector agency.

We may need to confirm how many hours a job seeker is volunteering with your organisation. Their voluntary work may count towards their mutual obligation requirements.

Next steps

Find out more about:

Read about National Volunteer Week on the Volunteering Australia website.

Page last updated: 17 May 2021