The National Calendar | Do Something!
Do Something's guide to community events

01 Mar -
31 Mar

Australian Women's History Month

Australian Women's History Month

Commemorate the lively history of Australia's women architects and town planners in Women’s History Month 2012. Join a planned event, or create your own to highlight the careers of Australian women designers in the domestic, government and commercial spheres.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Dig out the best of your purple garb - March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Marked by a huge range of community activities, media campaigns and events, the month culminates on Purple Day on 26th March. Be part of the movement and help spread the word by wearing purple on March 26th.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

March into Yellow

March into Yellow

"March into Yellow" is an effort to raise awareness for women suffering with endometriosis. During March, for a day, a week or the whole month, take the challenge to WEAR yellow to show your support and care for the women that live with this insidious disease every month of every year. You can use the yellow challenge as a way to raise funds to help Endometriosis Australia.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

Bandaged Bear Appeal

Bandaged Bear Appeal

This March, Bandaged Bear is asking you to hold a Bandaged Bear Breakfast at school, at home or at work and make a difference to the lives of sick children by raising funds for the Bandaged Bear Appeal. The Bandaged Bear Appeal will be officially launched on Saturday, 1st March. Appeal merchandise will be available to sell at breakfast events as well as for purchase through selected retailers.

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01 Apr

National Smile Day

National Smile Day

Show your pearly whites and support the Clown Doctors this April on National Smile Day. With the hope of bringing smiles to sick kids across Australia, Clown Doctors give children an escape from illness by allowing them to visit a world of fantasy and play. Help support this great foundation by visiting their website, making a donation and getting involved in 'fun-raising' near you.

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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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01 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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02 Apr

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

If you try imagining what your world would look like if you aren't able to understand the sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations which create your day, you can begin to understand what it might be like to live with Autism. World Autism Awareness Day highlights the need to improve the lives of kids and adults suffering from this disorder and help them can lead full and meaningful lives.

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04 Apr

World Stray Animals Day

World Stray Animals Day

April 4 is the worldwide celebrated day to give special attention to the 600 million stray animals in the world. Dogs and cats should have a home. But stray dogs and stray cats don't. They lead poor and miserable lives on the streets, often ill-fed, suffering extreme heat, cold, and diseases, even more often being chased around by hostile and violent civilians and authorities.

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07 Apr

World Health Day 2015 - Food Safety

World Health Day 2015 - Food Safety

Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually – mostly children. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. Read more about food safety at the World Health Organisations website.

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08 Apr

Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD)

Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD)

Youth Homelessness Matters Day aims to raise awareness and public discussion about youth homelessness so that we can develop sustainable and innovative solutions for not only supporting the needs of homeless youth, but supporting the dreams of homeless youth. Organisation: National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH)

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09 Apr -
09 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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10 Apr -
19 Apr

National Youth Week

National Youth Week

NYW is an Australian government initiative to showcase the talent and the contribution made by young Australians. Thousands of young people aged 12–25 all across Australia get involved in NYW each year as an opportunity to share ideas, attend live events and have their voices heard on issues of importance to them. This year's theme is ‘Our Voice. Our Impact.’.

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11 Apr

World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day

Every day, it's estimated that 25 Australians are diagnosed with Parkinson's each day. One in five of those people are of working age. World Parkinson's Day raise's awareness of this progressive disorder and its impact on both sufferers and their families. The day is marked in communities across Australia so check out your state Parkinson's organisation for details of what's happening near you.

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11 Apr -
19 Apr

Australian Heritage Week

Australian Heritage Week

Australian Heritage Week is a new annual national celebration of Australia's unique heritage. An opportunity for all Australians to celebrate our shared history, communities are encouraged to get involved with planning and hosting a range of exciting activities during the week such as open days, exhibitions and screenings. Check out the heritage week website for details and confirmation of dates.

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12 Apr

Run for the Kids

Run for the Kids

Get to Melbourne today for the annual Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids. Victoria's biggest fun run is the perfect opportunity to get fit and active, no matter your ability. And if you prefer to leaving the running to others, you can still help out by sponsoring friends, family and colleagues. All money raised by sponsored runners will go to the Good Friday Royal Children's Hospital Appeal.

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12 Apr

International Day of Human Space Flight

International Day of Human Space Flight

12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The General Assembly declared 12 April to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for humankind.

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14 Apr

Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace & Security

Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace & Security

To ensure continued engagement through the Women, Peace and Security National Action Plan implementation process, WILPF, ACFID, UN Women Australia, and the Gender Institute at ANU will jointly host an annual civil society dialogue on women, peace and security.

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15 Apr -
21 Apr

World Creativity and Innovation Week

World Creativity and Innovation Week

Think differently about the world and your place within it during World Creativity and Innovation Week. Use your imagination to make new and creative decisions to celebrate our ability to think think big. No matter how small the action, or whether it's in your own home, school, office or neighbourhood, it's enough to make a positive difference. Held each year on April 15-21.

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17 Apr

World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day as an opportunity to make the case for better treatment for all people with bleeding disorders. By holding or attending events at patient societies, treatment centres, schools or town halls, you can help share stories of what it's like to live with a bleeding disorder and support positive change.

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