May 9, 2016

National Volunteer Week – Give Happy, Live Happy

Lung Foundation Australia thanks the hundreds of volunteers who gave more than 9,000 hours last year to help support the one in 10 Australians with a lung disease.

Lung Foundation Australia CEO, Heather Allan, said their clinical and community volunteers contributed enormously to the many projects they support across the organisation.

“We could not do the breadth of work we do without the fantastic support from our volunteers,” Mrs Allan said.

“Whether our volunteers are clinical members of our advisory committees or community members assisting with our LungNet program or helping out with events, their continued contribution to the success of the Lung Foundation is critical to our ability to do what we do,” she said.

“In fact, in 2015, we conducted a survey to find out exactly how much time is generously contributed by our volunteers.

“We found that they collectively donated more than 9,250 hours or 230 working weeks, more than four years donated time.”

During National Volunteer Week, Lung Foundation Australia takes this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of those who generously donate their time, skills and support to making lung health a priority in Australia.

Lung Foundation Australia welcomes any offers to help on a wide range of projects and initiatives. We have opportunities for people with a range of abilities and skills.

During the next few days we will be recognising our volunteers by profiling just a few of the invaluable people who are currently working with us.

Thank you to everyone who has shared their story with us and for the work you have done so far. We look forward to continuing to work with you.

If you are interested in volunteering at Lung Foundation Australia, please call 1800 654 301 or email


National Volunteer Week runs from 9–15 May is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers as well as those striving to make a change through volunteering.