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!
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.
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.
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.