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Currently enrolled SAAVI students can enter to win iTunes vouchers by posting photos or videos of their volunteering work on social media and telling us why volunteering is great.
What is SAAVI?
In partnership with Volunteering Queensland, Queensland Secondary Schools, Special Schools and Alternate Schools can offer their Year 11 and 12 students the chance to undertake a nationally recognised Certificate I, II or III in Active Volunteering through SAAVI.
Here's a message from our NSVW Coordinator:
June has come and gone and July is now upon us – only ONE MONTH left till the second National Student Volunteer Week kicks off nation-wide.
Here, at Volunteering Queensland, we’re very excited for NSVW 2014 and have really enjoyed touching base with so many of you and hearing about your scheduled events, activities and promotions. The week is set to be spectacular and it’s all thanks to our partners and supporters for their enthusiasm and willingness to get involved.
This fourth edition of the NSVW Communiqué w...
Learning Differences is our recruitment, linking and training initiative for literacy volunteers skilled in supporting children with diverse learning needs.
This initiative is a legacy platform that works in partnerships with participating schools, educators, and allied health practitioners, referral services and support groups at the local and state level in order to boost their capacity to effectively engage and retain volunteers to help children reach their full potential.
Register your interest to become a literacy volunteer. Currently, we have two schools active but we are hopeful many more will ...
Volunteering Queensland would like to say THANK YOU to the hundreds of AMAZING volunteers who helped out at the recent Homeless Connect.
Held at the end of May, Homeless Connect is a Brisbane City Council initiative that links people experiencing homelessness with vital services that many of us take for granted.
Homeless guests accessed a wealth of services in a one-stop-shop environment including employment, legal, government and other services. Guests had a haircut, got a health check and learnt about housing options. There's also a donations room where guests accessed clothes, canned food, bedding, toiletrie...
Dear Volunteer Organisations,
It with great pleasure University of Queensland announces their 6th Annual UQ Volunteer Expo to be held on Wednesday 6th August 2014 from 10:00am – 1:00pm in National Student Volunteer Week . I’m very excited to be back from maternity leave working again on my ‘baby’, the Volunteer Expo. If you would like to recruit enthusiastic, skilled students to roles in anything from events volunteering through to specialist projects - attend the UQ Volunteer Expo. Registrations are now open, please click on this link to confirm your attendance. The event is free for both students and volunteer org...
Our Business Roundtable EXTEND project has plenty of online resources available for Queensland business owners to learn about the importance of business resilience and help them plan for the future.
We’ve had some great outcomes from running Roundtables across Queensland. Some ideas and innovative suggestions have included developing alternative communication technologies, sharing supply chains and resources with other businesses, and going above and beyond in customer service to ensure customers are retained and satisfied.
We’ve also recently created two videos on business resilience – watch as Westpac’s Anthony ...
The Jump In! Volunteer in Logan directory of volunteer organisations has been launched and hard copies are now available for volunteers or individuals in the community looking for places to volunteer. Just download or drop by our Logan office for your copy.
Volunteering has a significant positive impact on community wellbeing. It creates ties among people, increases social capital and contributes to many social factors, creating healthy societies in which people enjoy living. A stronger sense of community also leads to more volunteering. As such, this creates a virtuous cycle in which people volunteer, thus streng...
"Linkki allowed me to see what are the different organisations, what are their missions, what do they offer to a volunteer who is going to be there for any amount of time. And it was really helpful for me, as I quickly found Conservation Volunteers and got a sense for what they did on a day-to-day basis, what their mission was, and how they really wanted to make an impact."
For Kyle, volunteering to care for the environment brought meaning to his life – hi...
The 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference will be hosted in our backyard on the Gold Coast from 17–20 September 2014. Hosted by Volunteering Australia, this conference is a must attend event for all those in the volunteering sector including:
- Leaders and staff in volunteer involving organisations
- Volunteer managers
- Government (Parliamentarians & public servants especially those engaged in policy making)
- Corporations engaged in employee volunteering, corporate and social responsibility
- Academics researching in the area of volunteering
With delegates from around the globe and an exciting line-up of keyno...
Toowoomba, Ipswich, Redlands, Brisbane North, Brisbane South and Brisbane City. Keep an eye out for these upcoming workshops !
Conflict Resolution made easy
Ever wished you could manage conflict better? Or even avoid it before it begins? Conflict is inherent in all workplaces and contexts. It occurs regularly in everyday situations and can vary in level and intensity. This workshop will equip you with the skills to minimise the occurrence of conflicts in your everyday situations and effectively deal with and resolve conflicts when they do occur. Remember, conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional...
Perfect Match: Matching volunteer skills + interests + opportunities
At this Volunteer Managers Network Meeting (VMN) we will discuss the importance of matching volunteer skills and interests with the opportunities and roles in your organisation. Essentially a satisfied volunteer is a committed volunteer. How do you, as a volunteer manager, create the ‘perfect match’ between the volunteer and the role they are placed in and how do you sustain it over the longer term? How do you uncover any ‘hidden’ skills and talents in your volunteers? What other skills are out in the community that you may be able to ‘tap’ i...
As National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) gets closer, we want to hear about all the amazing efforts you are putting in to make this a memorable and enriching experience for students across the country.
Whether you're holding a volunteering expo, fair, or information stall, teaming up with local community groups for volunteer activities, releasing a film, holding
a volunteering presentation,
or organising an event to recognise your student volunteers - let us (and Australia) know about it - take a couple of minutes to
fill in our short event form
and we'll put your event
on the map
Here are some of the inspiring even...
Volunteering Queensland is seeking feedback from experienced Volunteer Managers in relation to a range of skills related to their practice. We seek your support by completing this brief survey .
The content of the VET qualification known as CHC42712 Certificate IV in Volunteer Program Coordination is currently being reviewed. The purpose of this survey is to inform national discussions about what skills and knowledge are important for the role of a volunteer manager. The feedback received from you will influence the structure of a new suite of qualifications in the field of volunteering. As the practitioners on th...
Our Futuring Volunteer Management Report highlights the findings from our Futuring Volunteer Management Forum. At the forum, 84 volunteer managers from across the South-East contributed what they believe are the defining trends, challenges, best practices and critical changes facing volunteering, as well as experiences and ideas to strengthen volunteering for the future.