Disability Action Week, 10 - 16 September 2017


Disability Action Week will be held from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 September 2017. The theme this year is ‘Everybody has a role to play’, encouraging everyday Queenslanders to make small changes, be more inclusive and create a more welcoming state for people with disabilities.

The week raises awareness of disability issues, helps create opportunities, improves access and inclusion throughout the wider community; and empowers individuals with a disability. One in five Queenslanders has a disability of some kind. It touches the lives of most families and through further education in the workplace and in the community we can encourage positive change and enrich the lives of those living with a disability.

The ‘Everybody has a role to play’ awareness campaign offers you the opportunity to share your story of Queenslanders with a disability and offer tips for individuals and organisations on how they can be more inclusive.

You can share your story by visiting the website allabilities.qld.gov.au/share-your-story

For further information please visit Disability Action Week at qorf.org.au/whats-on/disability-action-week/

Volunteering Queensland offers our support to Disability Action Week by offering numerous volunteering opportunities on our website.

Boccia Tri Series 3 2017, Bowen Hills

for Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association

Volunteers required to supporting the third round of the Boccia Tri Series, as elite athletes from all over Queensland showcase the skill and athleticism that makes Boccia, one of the most popular sports for athletes with a disability in the world. Date: Sunday 22 October 2017, Location: YMCA, 95 Abbotsford Rd, Bowen Hills.

Disability Support Worker Assistant, Broadbeach Waters

for Centacare Community Services Gold Coast

This Respite Centre for people with disabilities requires volunteers to assist with the daily activities. The activities are designed to be fun, interactive and enjoyable such as arts and crafts, cooking, performing arts, bowling and movies.

BASH Queensland Wheelchair Rugby Championships, Boondall

for Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association

Volunteers needed for key roles at the BASH Queensland Wheelchair Rugby Championships 2017. See some of Australia's top wheelchair rugby players go head to head in a series of matches across 3 days from 29 September to 1 October 2017 at the Boondall Entertainment Centre, Brisbane. 


For more volunteering opportunities, please view volunteeringqld.org.au/roles/list.