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International Volunteer Managers Day – 5th November

This day recognises the skills, knowledge and contributions of volunteer managers. The theme for 2017 is “Be the Voice”  for managers of volunteers, celebrating their vital role for effective volunteering and the organisations that they support.

International Day of People with Disability – 3rd December

The theme for 2017 International Day of People with a Disability is “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all”.  The overarching principle of this theme is to ‘leave no one behind’ and empowers people with disability to be active contributors of society. In Australia, the National Disability Strategy 2010 -2020 commits all governments to a nationwide approach aimed at improving the lives of people with a disability, their families and carers.

read more… National Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020

International Volunteer Day – 5th December

The theme for 2017 International Volunteer Day is “Volunteers act first. Here. Everywhere.”  This day is to recognise and raise awareness on the important role volunteers play in responding to challenges facing the world and for the many other organisations whose services depend on having volunteers assisting them.

SpecialCare Central – Care Expo 2017

Message from Yvonne Campbell, SpecialCare Central:

“I cannot thank you enough for all the help you provide on the day and organising volunteers as well as you do. It takes heaps of pressure off me and I am very grateful. Thanks again for your continued support of our Expo.”

Manu Chandra, Program Manager Flexible Living Volunteering Service with the Minister.

Flexible Living and Ability Care volunteers that helped on the day.

Special Observances

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:  15 June

NAIDOC Week:  2 – 9 July

QLD Senior’s Week:  12 – 21 August

National Student Volunteer Week:  14 – 20 August

National Meals on Wheels Day:  31 August

Dementia Awareness Month:  1 – 30 September

R U OK Day: 14 September

World Alzheimer’s Day:  21 September

World Mental Health Day:  10 October

National Carer’s Week:  15 – 21 October

Mental Health Week:  8 – 14 October

Veteran’s Health Week:  21 – 29 October

International Volunteer Manager’s Day:  5 November

International Volunteer’s Day:  5 December

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