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 a farewell message from former IAVE World President, Kylee Bates, and a welcome message from the next Chair of the IAVE Board of Directors, Ruth Lewin.
The Treasurer referred to volunteer firefighters and their efforts during the Summer bushfires in his opening remarks, in the context of thanking our frontline healthcare workers. The Treasurer highlighted the “courage, commitment and compassion reflect the very best of Australia” and that “these qualities are the invisible strength of Australia.”
No new funding is allocated to volunteering in the Federal Budget.
View the funding provided for the Volunteer Grants, the Volunteer Management Activity, and other highlights relevant to volunteering.
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.
The Volunteering Australia Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Pearce as the new Chief Executive Officer.
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.
Great news! Law changes are coming to reduce red tape and improve internal governance for the more than 22,900 incorporated associations in Queensland, including the 3,750 that have registered as charities.