Volunteering Australia estimate around 6 million Australians donate their time, and this is the week to celebrate their help.

A week of breakfasts, morning teas and sausage sizzles as well as open days, awards ceremonies, street parades, garden parties and movie nights will happen to say a big thank you to these valuable community members.

The Community Council for Australia says "Volunteering is at the heart of creating flourishing communities and the confident, optimistic, kind, generous, inclusive, compassionate Australia we want. We are all richer when we Give a Little.. together we can Change a Lot!"