National Volunteer Week 2022 16-22 May 2022 Better together Emerge Australia was created by volunteers more than 40 years ago. Today, volunteers continue to devote considerable time and expertise to Emerge Australia to ensure that we can continue to provide the high-quality services and programs for people living with ME/CFS. This National Volunteer Week we hope you will join us in honouring our volunteers for their dedication to providing hope and help for all Australians living with ME/CFS through a wave of appreciation (check social media from May 16 onwards to get involved). Undeterred by the changing landscape of volunteering due to ongoing COVID restrictions, our amazing volunteers contributed 848 hours across advocacy, fundraising, media, community forum moderation and the Research Digest to name a few. Contributions also include representation on our Board, with members providing governance and oversight of the organisation. We are also grateful for the expertise supporting our Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee by a number of leading clinicians and researchers. To our volunteers: Thank you, you have changed lives for the better and we could not do our vital work without you.