All the best bits from NVW in one quick read


National Volunteer Week (NVW) has come and gone for another year! The Awards Victoria team has loved every minute of it, from planning, visits, stories, filming, editing to launching and sharing each moment as it happened.

The week was full of candour, inspirational stories and experiences, hashtags, vivid images, high energy and deep recognition of what volunteering means to young people and why it matters. Just for you, we’ve put together some of the best bits at a glance:


NVW ‘Thanks a Million’ video project

We visited schools around Victoria to capture volunteer experiences, the impact they make and what it means. The result? Two minutes and 48 seconds of amazing young people changing the world one volunteer moment at a time. We hope you enjoy the ‘Thanks a Million’ video project as much as we enjoyed making it!

Feature volunteers
NVW Feature Volunteer: Rheece Campbell

19 year old Feature Volunteer and Gold Awardee, Rheece Campbell, kicked off NVW with her volunteering efforts at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort and the Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation!

NVW Feature Volunteer: Madi Fairlie

We took 10 minutes for 10 questions with 18 year old Madi Fairlie (Bronze Awardee from Strathcona BGGS) about her passion for volunteering and standout experiences in a Cambodian orphanage.

NVW Feature Volunteers: Kelsey Collins

20 year old Kelsey Collins gives us an inside look on history made new again with the Essendon Historical Society.

NVW Feature Volunteers: Baringa School

We shine a light on Baringa School for the collective efforts of its students to help their community. Meals on Wheels, bush preservation, water testing, track clearing with the Department of Sustainability and Environment – Baringa’s young people just keep on giving.

NVW Feature Volunteer: Hannah Gray

15 year old Hannah Gray (Bronze Participant from Viewbank College) gives back to the Kindergarten that gave her a start and discovers that big rewards come in small packages.

NVW Feature Volunteer: Harry von Bibra

We take time-out with 16 year old Harry von Bibra (Silver Participant from Geelong Grammar) who’s helping to brighten the future for children in East Timor. He shares his manifesto on volunteering with us.

News coverage

Congrats to Gold Participant, Josephine Montalto from Santa Maria College! She featured in the Northcote Leader for volunteering with rescue dogs at Animal Aid in Coldstream.


We declared our support for the ‘Thanks a Million’ petition

Awards Victoria CEO, Roger McKinnon, was the 24th leader to sign the ‘Thanks a Million’ petition and throw our support behind the volunteers that make our programs great.


We want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who got involved, and an even bigger THANKS A MILLION to each and every person who is out there giving of themselves to their communities through the Awards. You are simply awesome.


To share your Award volunteering experiences, contact us.

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