The South Australian Government values the significant contribution made by volunteers across the State. In recognition of this enormous effort, it has proclaimed a special day in their honour. Volunteers Day is now celebrated on the Queen's Birthday public holiday every year.
Each year a thank you event for volunteers is held on the June long weekend, coinciding with Volunteers Day, to celebrate and thank our state's volunteers. Through this event we recognise and celebrate the many and varied ways that South Australia's 900,000 volunteers dedicate their time to help others and give back to our community, from patrolling beaches and helping in emergencies, to delivering food and providing companionship to the elderly and isolated.
Volunteers thank you event - Sunday 12 June
Registrations for the 2016 Volunteers thank you event have now closed.
Tickets for this year's event are sold out. If you wish to be notified if tickets become available, please register here.
Alternatively, although we can't make any guarantees, further seats may become available on the day – you are welcome to come along and try your luck! Please make enquiries at the information desk at the Adelaide Festival Centre foyer at 10.30am.
You can check out the program here.
If you wish to receive information about future volunteer events, please click here and we will add you to our mailing list.
The Volunteers Day celebration also features the release of the Minister for Volunteers Report.
The report looks back on the past year's volunteering achievements. In particular the report highlights the range of initiatives and programs developed and delivered in partnership with the volunteering sector.