Today the Queensland Premier, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, and Minister for Education, the Hon Grace Grace MP, announced the re-launch of the Queensland Ready Reading Volunteer Program.

Working in partnership with Volunteering Queensland, the program will train up to 3,000 mums, dads, carers and members of the community to share their knowledge and time and foster a love of reading in Queensland school classrooms.

Volunteering Queensland has written to all the registered political parties in Queensland asking for their support to ensure volunteering continues to grow and be a strong and much relied on contributor to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland and a vital part of our state’s identity.

Ashley Fell was the guest keynote speaker at the Volunteering Queensland Annual General Meeting, held on Wednesday 11 October 2017. Ashley is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and as Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle, she understands the need for organisations to communicate with the emerging generations to effectively engage and motivate them. Her expertise is in how to communicate across generational barriers.

More than 18 agencies joined forces to thank Brisbane volunteers for their contribution to the aged care and disability sectors by organising Brisbane’s first Volunteer Leadership Forum.

The Volunteer Leadership Forum, held on Friday 25 August 2017 and hosted by Griffith University’s Southbank Campus, was a day of professional development training to build volunteer skills, meet others in similar roles, receive gifts and prizes of appreciation, and share in a delicious lunch.