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Events

Events provide a fabulous opportunity to draw on the support of your existing team plus engage members in the community. Given events are generally held at a point in time with a specific purpose, gaining exposure through community networks and media enable engagement outside ‘business as usual’. Even the annual ‘National Volunteer week’ (May) and International volunteer day (5 Dec) provide an opportunity to not only recognise your current volunteers, but also profile your service through local and state media. 

Volunteer Recognition Events & Resources

We have prepared information and resources for National Volunteer Week and International volunteer Day.

Red Shield Neighbourhood Appeal

There are events held throughout the TSA calendar drawing on the support of volunteers sometimes at the local, state and even the national level, such as Red Shield Appeal. For more information and resources to support in your recruitment and support of volunteers for this event please click here.

Other Australian/International Events [more]

There are a considerable number of Australian and International events focused on a particular cause. These events and causes are enabled through volunteer effort and can provide a connection with your corps/service/program’s mission to engage people in your local community.

March

International Women's Day

International Women's Day is held in March throughout the world. For more information refer to TSA’s Just Salvo’s on SArmy.


April

Anzac Day 

On 25th April, many Australians will take to the streets to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed in the service of their country. For more information refer to TSA’s Just Salvo’s on SArmy.

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 

Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is an annual nation-wide campaign aimed at bringing the issue of youth homelessness to the public arena while also providing a mechanism that allows the general public to get involved.

National Youth Week 

National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia. It is a joint initiative of the Australian, State, Territory and Local Governments to give young people an opportunity to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives.


May

Reconciliation Week 

Reconciliation Week is in May/June each year and ‘celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians’. For more information refer to TSA’s Just Salvo’s on SArmy.


June

Refugee Week

Refugee Week runs in the third week of June, with World Refugee Day being celebrated during that week. TSA’s Just Salvo’s have developed resources to help you and your community engage and participate in Refugee Week.

World Environment Day

The United Nations World Environment Day is being celebrated on 5th June. This is an international day where people are being challenged to do “something positive for the environment”. For more information refer to TSA’s Just Salvo’s on SArmy.


July

White Ribbon Day

Violence against women, as well as family and domestic violence is a serious issue impacting thousands of Australians. For more information on this event refer to TSA’s Just Salvo’s on SArmy.

NAIDOC Week Resources

Resources for use during NAIDOC Week and how to acknowledge and welcome our indigenous peoples please refer to Just Salvo’s on SArmy.


August

Student Volunteer Week 

Enable the support tertiary and/or secondary students can provide to your services and your local community.

Homeless Persons Week 

Every person has the right to an adequate standard of living, which includes the right to adequate housing. The right to housing is more than simply a right to shelter. It is a right to have somewhere to live that is adequate. For more information refer to TSA’s Just Salvo’s on SArmy.

Op Shop Week

National Op Shop Week raises awareness of the importance of supporting your local op shop to help your local community, As TSA Thrift shops raise over 21 million per year primarily through volunteer effort, it is a wonderful opportunity to thank our thrift shop volunteers for their support for your local mission.


September

Annual Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking

The Salvation Army is deeply committed to fighting human trafficking in all of its forms. We seek to exercise care in restoring the freedom and dignity of those affected. For more information refer to TSA’s Just Salvo’s on SArmy.

RUOK Day

RUOK is to raise awareness that everyone can have meaningful connections  with friends, family even people we do not know who are struggling – we don’t need to be an expert - just a great mate and a good listener.


October

Mental Health Week 

The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of mental health issues in the community.

Anti-Poverty Week 

Anti-Poverty week is an international event held in the third week of October. The Salvation Army is committed to eradicating poverty in all its forms. Go to TSA’s Just Salvo’s page on SArmy to find out more.