Throughout the recent bushfire and cyclone/ monsoonal flooding seasons and COVID-19 pandemic, the indispensable quality of volunteers has been clearly demonstrated.

Queenslanders will always step up in times of need, but strong, effective, and coordinated leadership is required to turn their goodwill into successful outcomes. During both times of disaster and fortune, the capacity and strength of the volunteering sector requires investment and support to reflect the continuing benefits that volunteers provide in all aspects of Queensland life.

Read the six key opportunities that Volunteering Queensland is asking candidates and political parties to commit to.

Great news! We are proud to announce our NVW Small Grants Initiative has been expanded!!

Due to overwhelming interest from volunteer organisations in the NVW Small Grants Initiative, the Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors, the Hon. Coralee O'Rourke MP, has announced a further $15,000 to support the expansion of the grants for 2020.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a National Volunteer Week (NVW) Small Grants application.

We received 450 excellent applications and we would like to thank all volunteer organisations that applied. Volunteering Queensland acknowledges the inspiring and impactful work done by each organisation and volunteer. We wish we could have funded each application.

Just like we banded together as the Mud Army through the 2011 floods – we need to band together right now. Which is why the Queensland Government is calling on all Queenslanders to join the Care Army.

The Care Army is made up of everyday Queenslanders who want to help older and vulnerable people living in the community who may not have friends, family or neighbours who are able to support them during the COVID-19 outbreak.