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

12 Apr -
20 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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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.

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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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22 Apr

Earth Day

Earth Day

On 22nd April 1970, 20 million people took to the streets of America to protest their concern about worldwide environmental destruction. In 2014, the message remains the same. Join in with events around the world today to demonstrate your commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

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23 Apr

World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day

Celebrated on a day when many great authors have died, including Shakespeare, World Book and Copyright Day is a world-wide tribute to books and authors. It also encourages people to discover or rediscover the pleasure of reading.

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24 Apr

Pay It Forward Day

Pay It Forward Day

Pay It Forward Day is all about people from all walks of life giving to someone else and making a positive difference. On the 24th of April, you're encouraged to do between one and three good deeds for others without asking for anything in return. Ask the recipient to 'pay it forward' to someone else in need and you can start a cycle of positive energy in your community.

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24 Apr

World YWCA Day

World YWCA Day

The YWCA's Round the World Breakfast is an annual fundraiser for the Power to Change Campaign. YWCA is a women-led organisation that achieves positive change for women by providing programs and services for individuals, families and communities. By empowering women and girls to think big about their place in the world, the YWCA promotes gender equality and strong communities.

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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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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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