National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers, running from Monday, May 17 to Sunday, May 23.

It celebrates the significant contributions of more than six million Australians who dedicate more than 600 million hours each year.

The theme for National Volunteer Week this year is ‘Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine’.

Volunteers play a huge role at The Huddle and make an immeasurable difference in our participant’s lives.       

“Our volunteers play a huge role, we couldn’t run a lot of our programs without them, they help us to create an environment that’s really warm and inclusive which is something we pride ourselves on,” The Huddle, head of volunteers, Caroline Duffield, told North Media.

“There is a number of regular volunteering opportunities with The Huddle, we have our homework club program called Study Squad, where we have volunteer tutors support young people with their homework and study.

“We have our Game Changers program which is a job readiness program where volunteer career coaches support young people to apply for jobs, work on their resumes and interview skills.

“I think everyone who volunteers at The Huddle gets the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and connect with others.”

In 2020, The Huddle saw 88 volunteers contribute approximately 1500 hours, a remarkable effort with most of its programs running online.

If you are passionate about supporting young people to learn new skills and grow their capacity to participate in society then volunteer with us.  

Click here for more information and to help us support young people to learn, grow and belong.