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You may or may not have heard of CSG – they are the leading provider of technology solutions across Australia and New Zealand helping more than 30,000 customers maximise productivity and lower cost.

CSG offers print, unified communications, desktop and display solutions all delivered as a subscription giving business access to the latest technology for minimal capital outlay.

CSG is giving back to the community nationally with a very special offer for not-for-profit organisations offering brand new multi-function print devices for free.

Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the largest annual celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, recognising the contributions of volunteers nationwide.

NVW 2017 runs from 8-14 May, and the theme is Give Happy, Live Happy. This follows on from research showing that volunteers are happier, healthier and even sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. Even a few hours of volunteer work can make a huge difference in a person’s overall happiness.

For more than 34 years Volunteering Queensland has worked to advocate, represent, promote and support volunteer-involving organisations to deliver critical and valuable services through the successful endeavours of their volunteer workforce.

As per our communication last December, Volunteering Queensland is no longer able to offer free associate membership due to funding constraints and increased operational costs. To continue to both advance our mission and ensure that volunteerism in Queensland continues to develop and flourish into the future we have introduced new affordable paid membership options that deliver many valuable benefits to our members.

Australia’s biggest event this decade is coming to Queensland next year! This is your chance to get involved in a once in a lifetime opportunity through volunteering at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as they are in need of 15,000 volunteers.

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games start on 4 April next year and go through until 15 April. This event will be a sporting spectacle across multiple venues in the state; whilst it does say Gold Coast – events will be held in Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns. Ensuring that even if you don’t live at or near the Gold Coast, you can join in too!

Volunteering Australia is delighted that a motion from Senator Louise Pratt today passed in the Senate. The motion calls on the government to recognise the importance of funding volunteer management services and Volunteering Australia’s campaign to retain funding for volunteer management as part of the Federal Budget. We thank Senator Louise Pratt and Senator Jacqui Lambie for their support.

Today, on Valentine’s Day, Volunteering Australia and State and Territory Peak partners hosted the ‘Share the Love’ for Volunteer Support Services event at Australian Parliament House to kick off a national volunteering advocacy campaign. Minister for Social Services Christian Porter MP and Shadow Assistant Minister for Families and Social Services Louise Pratt spoke at the event, attended by politicians and representatives of volunteer support services from around the country.

An announcement today from the Department of Social Services that volunteer support services will no longer be eligible for their own pool of grants funding has disappointed Volunteering Australia, who say that the move demonstrates the Federal Government’s continued undervaluing of the role of volunteering in building strong and resilient communities.