2022 Annual General Meeting

Volunteering Queensland invites members and supporters to attend our upcoming 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Volunteer Symposium; an exciting opportunity to reflect on the activities and achievements of the past year.

Please join us for our AGM:

Date: 23 November 2022

Time: 3.30pm for 3.45pm

Location: Mirra Events Centre, 86 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley and Online, via Zoom

The 2022 AGM will be preceded by our 2022 Volunteer Symposium and followed by a cocktail and networking reception.

Notice is given that the 2022 Volunteering Queensland Inc. Annual General Meeting will be held 3.30pm for 3.45pm Wednesday 23 November 2022 at Mirra Events Centre, 86 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.

On the day, the AGM will be preceded by our stimulating

2022 Volunteer Symposium

We are pleased to be able to offer complimentary attendance to the 2022 Volunteer Symposium to our valued members.

Non-members are invited to attend at the affordable price of $110 (including GST) or consider joining Volunteering Queensland Inc.

Keynote speaker

We are thrilled to welcome Hugh Mackay AO as our keynote speaker.

Hugh Mackay is a social psychologist and the bestselling author of 22 books, including eight novels. His latest book, The Kindness Revolution, was published in 2021.

Hugh has had a 60-year career in social research and was also a weekly newspaper columnist for over 25 years. He is currently an honorary professor in the Research School of Psychology at ANU, and a patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre. Among other honorary appointments, he has been deputy chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, the inaugural chairman of the ACT government’s Community Inclusion Board and an honorary professor at Macquarie, Wollongong and Charles Sturt universities.

Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the Royal Society of NSW. In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, he has been awarded honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie, NSW, Western Sydney and Wollongong universities. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015.

Attending online

For any member who is not available to attend the AGM in person, the event will be live streamed via Zoom. When you RSVP, please select Attend Online. Information on how to access the live stream will be shared closer to the event.

Please note that the 2022 Volunteer Symposium will also be live streamed via Zoom. Details of the Symposium can be found on the symposium page here.

RSVP and registration

Kindly RSVP to attend the AGM and/or Volunteer Symposium by clicking this button. Registration closes 12 noon on Friday 18 November 2022.


If you are unable to attend our AGM, we ask that you please submit a Proxy Form no later than 12 noon on Friday 18 November 2022.

AGM business

10am for 10.30am – 3.30pm

2022 Volunteer Symposium

3.30pm for 3.45pm

AGM Arrival and Registration

3.45pm – 4.15pm


1.   Welcome and Acknowledgements

2.   Apologies and Proxies

3.    Minutes of 2021 AGM

4.   Presentation of Year in Review

5.   Treasurer’s Report

6.   Appointment of Auditor

7.   Board Member Election

8.   Close of AGM

4.15pm – 5pm

Keynote Speaker – Hugh Mackay AO

5pm – 6.30pm

Cocktail and Networking Reception

The Financial Statements, including the Auditor’s Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2022 and the 2022 Annual Report, are available to download using the links below:

The Board of Volunteering Queensland Inc. is a skills-based Board that plays a critical role in governing and driving the strategic direction and transformation of the organisation.

The Board implements an annual succession plan and self-evaluation review that ensures Board Directors are aligned to the strategic direction, values and needs of the organisation.

The Board of Directors of Volunteering Queensland Inc. is currently looking to redraft its Constitution, to transition to being a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Changing to be a Company Limited by Guarantee will be transformative for Volunteering Queensland. As such, current Board Directors have resolved to hold over the election of new Board Directors to fill vacant positions until the redraft of the Constitution is complete. Changing to a Company Limited by Guarantee will have a significant change to Director responsibilities and Board Directors need to be well aware of these before committing to becoming a Board Director.

Nominations for Board positions will be announced and opened when the redrafted Constitution is presented to and ratified by the membership of Volunteering Queensland.

To ensure transparency and legitimacy the current Board has sought legal advice on this matter and would like to thank the talented team at Hall & Wilcox for their generous pro bono advice and good counsel on this matter.

Directors of the Board thank Volunteering Queensland’s members for their patience and understanding during this key transition and look forward to the appointment of a vibrant, skilled Board under the new Constitution. A Board to govern and lead Volunteering Queensland to successfully shape the future of volunteering in Queensland.    

Should further information be required, please contact Volunteering Queensland Inc. CEO, Mara Basanovic – 07 3002 7600 or mara.basanovic@volunteeringqld.org.au

The Board is proposing that the following candidate be re-elected for one year to fill one available position:

Brett Johnson, who currently serves in the position of President of the Board of Volunteering Queensland Inc. having completed seven years of a permissible eight-year tenure as Board Director is eligible for re-election for one additional year as Director of Volunteering Queensland Inc.

Brett has held the position of President for two years and previously served as Vice President of Volunteering Queensland Inc. for four years, and Secretary od the organisation for one year. During the past seven years, Brett has also taken on key roles as Chair of the Governance, Risk and Finance and Marketing and Relationship Committees.

He led the development and implementation of the 2017 – 2021 Volunteering Queensland Inc. strategic plan and actively contributed to the development and application of Volunteering Queensland Inc.’s 2022 – 2026 strategic plan.       

As the number of nominated candidates for election as Directors, is equal to or less than the number of vacancies on the Board, it is recommended by the Board and declared that this candidate be duly elected as Director in accordance with his nomination. Should further information be required, please contact Volunteering Queensland Inc. CEO, Mara Basanovic – 07 3002 7600 or mara.basanovic@volunteeringqld.org.au

A COVID safe environment

Both Volunteering Queensland Inc. and Mirra Events Centre have COVID-19 Safe Venue Management Plans to ensure that guests attending the symposium and AGM are kept safe.

In consideration of the wellbeing of others and your own wellbeing, we ask that you please not attend if you are feeling unwell or have tested positive to COVID-19.  

We hope you will join us

All AGM and 2022 Volunteer Symposium information is available on the Volunteering Queensland Inc. website. If you are unable to access any of the information referred to above, please contact us by phone on 07 3002 7600 or email reception@volunteeringqld.org.au and we will forward them to you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our AGM, 2022 Volunteer Symposium and Cocktail and Networking Reception on Wednesday 23 November 2022.

To RSVP for one or both our AGM and 2022 Volunteer Symposium please register using the link HERE or contact us – 07 3002 7600 or reception@volunteeringqld.org.au by 12 noon on Friday 18 November 2022.

Should you have any other queries or require additional information about the AGM or the 2022 Volunteer Symposium please contact Volunteering Queensland Inc. CEO Mara Basanovic on 07 3002 7600 or mara.basanovic@volunteeringqld.org.au

Not a member?

If you would like to become a member of Volunteering Queensland Inc. or learn more about the benefits of membership, please click on the link here.

Alternatively contact Volunteering Queensland Inc. Sector Engagement and Development Manager Andy Parkinson – 07 3002 7600 or andy.parkinson@volunteeringqld.org.au

Thank you,

Jane Hedger

Secretary, Board of Volunteering Queensland Inc.

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