Mt Maria College Petrie Year 12 student Linzi is completing a CHC24015 Certificate II in Active volunteering through our Students As Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI).

Linzi is a student that approaches volunteering with vigour, excitement and joy. 

She has been volunteering her time at Riding for the Disabled Association Queensland (RDAQ) where she assists children with disabilities interact with horses and leads the horses around.

Conducted every five years, the Census is the largest form of information gathering in Australia.

The Census tells us things about the way that every day Australians live, and helps us to plan for the future. Statistics tell us that every year over 6 million Australians volunteer – but we want to know if that’s the whole picture. 

With the re-release of the National Definition of Volunteering in 2015, we looked deeper than ever before at the diverse ways in which people volunteer.

Murrumba State Secondary College Year 11 student Amba is completing a CHC34015 Certificate III in Active volunteering through our Students As Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI).

Amba is enjoying working towards the certificate and has completely embraced volunteering, both as a subject and as a philosophy.

She has been volunteering at neighbouring Undurba Primary School helping year 5 students with their reading. She enjoys reading to them when they are behaving, otherwise it can provide her with a bit of a challenge.

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.