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December 2021

5 Dec 2021

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

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10 Dec 2021

International Human Rights Day

December 10 is the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations (UN) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR sets out a certain set of rights that are the basic and minimum set of human rights for all citizens. Setting aside a day to commemorate, educate and reflect on the principles that form the UDHR means celebrating the rights we exercise everyday as Australians, and acknowledging that enjoying those rights carries with it the responsibility of…

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20 Dec 2021

Games Day

When was the last time you sat down with your work colleagues for some carefree fun? If you can’t even really remember, that means it is time to do just that, and Games Day is the perfect occasion. Invite as many people you like, and then conduct a poll on Facebook or some other way to find out what kind of games the people invited to enjoy the most, and use the results of this poll as your guide to…

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24 Dec 2021

Planet Ark’s The 12 Do’s of Christmas

There’s SO MUCH wastage over the Christmas period, and with a little help from Planet Ark we can feel a little better about NOT destroying the planet these holidays! Check out the 12 DOs of Christmas… and even if you only tick off a couple you could be making a massive difference! Buy good quality decorations that can be reused year after year, or make your own. Set up a recycling station for your workplace Christmas party and make sure the signage is clear so…

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January 2022

Sat 1 Jan

Veganuary

Veganuary is a charity inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year. Their website has some great recipe ideas!

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February 2022

Tue 1 Feb

Febfast 2022

febfast is where individuals call time-out on alcohol, sugar or another vice of their choice, to support disadvantaged youth in Australia. It is the perfect excuse to kick-start the year with a little good health and good will. Register to take part! Free resources available: fundraising tips, posters, recipes, banners, social media tiles available to download.

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Tue 1 Feb

Red Feb 2022

Wear Red to honour those close to your heart and to help raise awareness for cardiovascular disease, supported by Heart Research Australia. Go to website to access application forms, resources as well as additional information about heart disease.

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Tue 1 Feb

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held each year in Australia to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, to share the stories of real women affected by the disease, to highlight the risk factors for ovarian cancer and educate Australians on ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Fri 4 Feb

World Cancer Day

Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers communities and individuals across the world to show support and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. The campaign theme for World Cancer Day 2019-2021 is ‘I Am and I Will’. Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and the world. Get involved any way you can. Because together, we can create change. To find…

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Sun 27 Feb

Memory Walk & Jog: Canberra

Join Memory Walk and Jog on the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore on Sunday, 27 February 2021 to cover kilometres and raise some dementia-beating dollars! You’re going to have a lot of fun – and raise even more money – by walking, jogging or running around the lake. It’s a great way to get active, take in Canberra’s centrepiece and make the world of difference for people living with dementia. Get active and beat dementia your way. Register as an individual…

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