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Do Something's guide to community events

25 Apr

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

For a disease which is both preventable and curable, Malaria is one of the most prominent infectious diseases in the world with 311 million new infections each year. World Malaria Day is an international day of action to promote, support and commemorate global efforts to control malaria.

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01 Apr -
30 Apr

Go Blue for Autism in April

Go Blue for Autism in April

Go Blue for Autism in April (Autism Awareness Month) to raise awareness and funds to support people living with Autism and their families. Schools, businesses and community groups are invited to show their support by hosting an event or making a donation. Please visit the website for more information.

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07 Apr -
30 Apr

Leo Club Awareness Month

Leo Club Awareness Month

April is Leo Club Awareness Month — an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of engaging young people in the community through youth programs such as Leo clubs. Consider sponsoring a Leo club and getting youth actively involved in community service, which can help them develop the skills needed to achieve their dreams and make an impact.

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21 Feb -
01 May

UNAA World Environment Day Awards 2014

UNAA World Environment Day Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 World Environment Day Awards are now open! Each year, the UN Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across the nation and the important work of Australian environmental leaders through its World Environment Day Awards. For more information, go to www.unaavictoria.org.au.

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10 Apr -
10 May

Farewell Shorebirds

Farewell Shorebirds

Did you know over 5 million shorebirds migrate from Australia to breed in the Arctic? To celebrate their journey, Farewell Shorebirds is a nationwide event that will focus on the fascinating lives of shorebirds running from mid-April until mid-May, concluding on World Migratory Bird Day. Want to keep up to date? Check out their website for more information.

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14 Apr -
31 May

#DoSomething Photo Contest Submissions

#DoSomething Photo Contest Submissions

The #DoSomething Photo Contest aims to influence Australians to explore, engage and empower change through volunteering in their local communities. We invite you to share your volunteer story. Submit a photo that illustrates community volunteering. By sharing your passion with the nation, you have the ability to inspire others. Together, we can use the power of an image to build a better place.

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28 Apr -
04 May

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

The aim of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning throughout the Australian community and to advise on preventative measures that they can take to reduce this risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Get involved by making a donation, fundraising or volunteering for this great cause!

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30 Apr

International Guide Dog Day

International Guide Dog Day

International Guide Dog Day is a day to celebrate the empowering effect of guide dogs on the lives of blind and vision impaired individuals. As highly trained and skilled animals, guide dogs allow their guardians to feel secure and safe. Check out the Guide Dogs Victoria website to learn more about the role of Guide Dogs, problems faced by their owners and how you can support them today.

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30 Apr

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

The UNESCO General Conference has proclaimed 30 April as "International Jazz Day". The Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.

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01 May -
07 May

The IAIM One-in-Five Challenge

The IAIM One-in-Five Challenge

One-in-Five...is the number of Australian two-year olds who have already developed serious mental health difficulties (that’s around 200,000 babies and young toddlers every year who are facing mental health issues). IAIM invites you to take part in our One-in-Five Challenge to help reduce this number, and to give all babies and children a better shot at life-long mental health.

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01 May -
31 May

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

Neurofibromatosis Month is about building public awareness of a disease deserving of national attention. As one of Australia's most common genetic conditions, Neurofibromatosis (NFT) is characterised by the growth of benign tumours anywhere where there are nerve cells. The month will be jam packed with information events and fundraisers so check out the website for details.

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02 May

Starlight Day

Starlight Day

The Starlight Foundation is all about bringing fun and play into the lives of children living with illness or injury. After all, laughter really is the best medicine. Make a donation on Starlight Day or join thousands of volunteers helping to sell merchandise in locations around the country to make a difference in the life of a seriously ill child.

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03 May

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day, established by the UN, is an opportunity to; celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom throughout the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence, pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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03 May -
11 May

Australian Dance Week

Australian Dance Week

Australian Dance Week is a celebration of the cultural contribution of dance to the Australian community. During the week, thousands of people will have a chance to mix with professional dancers and choreographers as well as attend dance performances, workshops, forums, films and showcases of all styles of dance. Check out the Ausdance website for details of events around the country.

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04 May -
10 May

National Family Day Care Week

National Family Day Care Week

Under the theme “Every Child is a Star” National Family Day Care Week recognises the star qualities of the 142,400 children attending family day care across Australia. National Family Day Care Week will unite our sector in celebrating and showcasing all that is great about family day care. Want to get involved? Check out their website for more information.

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05 May

International Midwives Day

International Midwives Day

Childbirth is perhaps one of life's most personal and intense experiences for mothers around the world. International Day of the Midwife is about recognising and celebrating the vital role of midwifes within many healthy childbirth's and acknowledging the invaluable support which they provide to both mother and child.

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05 May -
11 May

International Composting Awareness Week

International Composting Awareness Week

International Composting Awareness Week is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about the importance of this valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products.

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06 May

International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day

The idea of having an enjoyable and healthy relationship with food is at the heart of International No Diet Day. An annual celebration of body acceptance and body shape diversity, INDD is dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raising awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. Celebrate this way of thinking today by sharing good food with friends, family and work mates.

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10 May -
11 May

National Migratory Bird Day

National Migratory Bird Day

Migratory birds have great names. Plovers, sandpipers, stints, curlews, snipes...the list goes on. World Migratory Bird Day is a global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of all migratory birds species and their habitats. The day is celebrated with festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions, so check out the website to find events near you.

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