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Special Days/Weeks Related to Volunteerism Outside North America

(Also see Worldwide listing)

Special Events for 2012


National Volunteer Week
Occurs in May each year. For more information, go to:

Upcoming date:   14-20 May 2012

For more information about various Australian volunteer recognition events (national and state), go to OzVPM:

New Zealand

Volunteer Awareness Week

In New Zealand, annual observance of National 'Volunteer Awareness Week' has been permanently changed from the second week of March to the third week in June.



Celebrate National Volunteer Month throughout December, starting with International Volunteer Day on 5 December.  See for details of planned events.

United Kingdom

Volunteers' Week
UK's national week is always celebrated on 1-7 June in all four countries. For more information go to:




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