Media Release: 40 Years Young and Thriving: AVWA documentary

This year, the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA) celebrates 40 successful years since it was first founded in 1983 by a group of visionary women, led by Cam Nguyen, current President of AVWA, and former CEO of 18 years.

AVWA is an organisation that has been able to consistently provide intergenerational care services to thousands of clients in the Vietnamese community.

AVWA was started by volunteers who wanted to help the refugees that were arriving in Australia after the Vietnam War.

To celebrate the contribution of all our volunteers past and present, AVWA is launching a 40th year anniversary documentary that was produced in partnership with Swinburne University.  The documentary will be released during National Volunteer Week, from 15th - 21st May 2023

Nicky Chung, CEO of AVWA said “The theme of National Volunteer week this year is “The Change-Makers” which is highly fitting to describe Cam Nguyen and the inspiring volunteers that started AVWA. We celebrate all our volunteers past and present and encourage community-minded people to join us as volunteers.”

The 30-minute documentary brings together incredible images and stories that will help viewers understand how great outcomes can be achieved by compassion and a strong sense of community.

AVWA continues to thrive, grow, and evolve with the changing needs of the community it serves. As a values-led organization, it remains committed to delivering aged, disability, health, counselling, education and employment services. 

The AVWA 40 Years Young and Thriving documentary will be available on YouTube and Facebook, with English and Vietnamese subtitles, on Monday 15th May 2023, from 9am.


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