The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducts the Census of Population and Housing every five years – the next Census is on 9 August 2016.

It’s crucial that everyone in Australia participates on Census night as the Census gives us a snapshot of Australia. Importantly, it will allow us to see the differences in the community between our last Census, which was conducted in 2011 until now. Census data supports funding and planning for services and infrastructure in the community, including housing, transport, education, industry, hospitals, and the environment.

The inaugural Queensland Volunteering Awards acknowledged the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by thousands of volunteers and organisations across the state.

Award nominees, finalists and recipients were honoured at the Awards Presentation and Recognition Ceremony at Brisbane Room, Brisbane City Hall on Friday 13 May during National Volunteer Week 2016.

We are pleased to present Volunteering Queensland's new logo.

After careful consideration and consultation, the new logo, designed by Shaheena Siddique, was chosen because of it's fun, friendly, modern look. The design captures the changing face of volunteering - it is inclusive, collaborative, innovative and creative.

We are proud for the logo to represent our work building strong, connected communities through volunteering.

This week marks the 5th anniversary of the devastating Queensland Floods of 2010-11.

During this time, we remember so many amazing, caring people who voluntarily helped those affected. The outpouring of community spirit and the desire of people to help each other during the massive clean-up was overwhelming!

Volunteering Australia in partnership with Volunteering WA and Eduka Web Developers will today launch the GoVolunteer App in celebration of tomorrow’s International Volunteer Day.

The App connects you to thousands of volunteer-involving organisations all over the country from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and is the ideal tool to help you find your perfect volunteer match.

A part of our Students As Active Volunteers Initiative, year 10 students from Silkwood High School travelled to Norfolk Island to volunteer over a period of 7 days.

Volunteering Queensland acknowledges the students efforts, as they work towards their CHC34015 Certificate III in Active volunteering. All volunteering hours will go towards their qualifications and of course beautifying glorious Norfolk Island.

Phillip is a 17 year old student at Everton Park State High School who has just completed Year 11. He recently completed his CHC24015 Certificate II in Active volunteering and has very much enjoyed volunteering at the Hills District PCYC where he undertook a major garden renovation which resulted in a beautiful flower garden being created.

Phillip also volunteered with the Year 5 children at Stafford Heights State School where he assisted them with arts and crafts, sports and various other activities. He can also be seen assisting around his school with general volunteering duties as they arise.