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

We received 191 excellent applications and would like to thank all volunteer-involving 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.

Happy 2019! With the New Year, comes the New Year’s Resolutions – a time to think about your life and how to improve it.

You may have specific goals in mind. Common resolutions include becoming more fit and healthy, meeting new people, developing new skills, improving your career prospects, or doing more to help the community. While “doing volunteer work” may be a New Year’s Resolution in itself, it can also be a means of helping you fulfil your other resolutions. 

A series for three Volunteer Leadership Forums held in Logan (1 November), Brisbane (27 November) and Ipswich (28 November) were organised in partnership between Griffith University’s Community Internship Program, Flexible Living’s Volunteer Service, Volunteering Services Australia (West Moreton) and Volunteering Queensland, with the generous support of Logan City Council and Griffith University, following the success of 2017’s inaugural Brisbane Volunteer Leadership Forum. The vision was free professional development opportunities gifted to volunteers, and volunteer coordinators and managers, as a gesture of thanks for the important role volunteers play in the community, and the contribution of volunteering to society as a whole.