Volunteers cleaning up their local community during National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 2023

Join us for National Volunteer Week 2023 from April 16th to 22nd to #GiveJoy and #GiveTogether with your community through volunteerism and have a chance to win $500.

Join us for National Volunteer Week 2023 from April 16th to 22nd to #GiveJoy and #GiveTogether with your community through volunteerism and have a chance to win $500.

#GiveJoy & #GiveTogether Award Winners logos
Congratulations to our

#GiveJoy & #GiveTogether Award Recipients

#GiveTogether Recipients: 

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Town Cats of Morgan Hill 
  • Bigger Vision of Athens 

#GiveJoy Recipients: 

  • No Boundaries Coalition
  • Phinizy Center for Water Sciences
  • People Helping People Utah
  • Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • University of the Incarnate Word
NVW Volunteers

Volunteers make a difference in the lives of countless people every day - so what makes National Volunteer Week (NVW) stand out?

Specific activities that focus on how volunteers are making a transformative impact are what distinguish this week from the rest. That's where we come in… Join in on the GivePulse #GiveJoy and #GiveTogether Challenge this year for National Volunteer Week, April 16 - 22, and show the world your community's impact. We are offering two challenges for all to get involved with and giving five participants a chance for a $500 cash prize and three nonprofits for a $500 grant!


How to Participate?


Challenge #1:  #GiveJoy Video Challenge

Open to anyone who wants to give joy through volunteerism. We invite you to compete for a $500 cash award by submitting a video through social media and tagging us. 

How to enter?

Create videos around the topics listed below, and submit them to us via social media by tagging us @GivePulse and using #GiveJoyChallenge to be entered. We also suggest using #NationalVolunteerWeek and #NVW for additional exposure. 

1) A story of impact from volunteering.

2) Involvement and engagement on campus or in your community.

3) Highlight a campus or community partner National Volunteer Week event.

4) Showcasing what volunteers mean to your organization. 


The winners of the 5 awards, each receiving a $500 cash prize, will be announced the week of April 3 via social media, this website, and our bi-monthly newsletter. (subscribe here.) 

Based on the above criteria, the GivePulse team will review and select the top five videos as our winners. 


  • Video submissions must have a focused agenda based on one of the above topics.
  • Video submissions must be under two minutes long (preferably at most 1:30min.)
  • Videos can be recorded on any device and uploaded onto social media.
  • Videos that win the challenge need to provide us with an MP4 format with audio and video. 

Submissions must be made by March 19, 2023, by 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win a $500 award. 


Challenge #2:  #GiveTogether $500 Grant 

Open to all official U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. We understand hosting large volunteer events can take a lot of work... and a significant investment. We want to help offset the cost of hosting a National Volunteer Week event and give back to your organization.

How to enter?

We invite you to submit a proposal for a $500 grant here. Included in the survey are questions about your organization, what you are planning for National Volunteer Week, and how a $500 grant would benefit your organization and community. 


There will be 3 community partners awarded with the $500 grant by GivePulse the week of April 3. Winners will be announced via social media, this website, and our bi-monthly newsletter (subscribe here.)


  • Organizations applying must be 501(c)(3) registered organizations to receive the $500 grant. 
  • Organizations must have a GivePulse group to participate. Create one here
  • Your organization must have planned or is planning to host a National Volunteer Week event. 

All submissions must be made by March 19, 2023, by 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win a $500 grant. 








Looking for other ways to get involved or additional resources? Check out our nonprofit and volunteer resources below. From adding a group to taking part in volunteer opportunities near you! 


Not sure where to begin?

Nonprofit Resource Guide


Check out our webinars to learn more about how you can leverage GivePulse software to ignite momentum for your nonprofit, track your progress, and measure the success of your efforts all in one place. Access the Planning a Successful National Volunteer Week for IHEs workshop recording.

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Volunteers helping clean up their local park during National Volunteer Week


Right to use: Any participant who submits a video via this campaign tagging @GivePulse and using #GiveJoyChallenge for their video submission grants GivePulse, Inc. permission to use the content created in promotion of National Volunteer Week and is thereby entering the video campaign for a chance to win a $500 grant. 

Additional Information: 

The campaign is focused on promoting National Volunteer Week and encouraging involvement in community opportunities.

Both participants and community partners have the chance to win a $500 grant by participating in this campaign. 

      • 5 video submissions will be awarded
      • 3 community partner submissions will be awarded

Video participants must make all submissions by March 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Community Partners must apply and submit a proposal no later than March 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST

GivePulse is a platform to help match, track and assess all forms of community engagement, including volunteerism and fundraising. We are focused on community engagement, building bridges, and making an impact. This campaign aims to promote the use and impact of volunteering with local community partners.


For additional questions, please reach out to us at nvw@givepulse.com.