Volunteering Queensland’s response

 

Volunteering Queensland is here to help organisations, volunteers and community helpers manage the challenges of COVID-19.

We are taking the following actions:

  • Regularly participating in meetings with Queensland Health and the Queensland Government to ensure a coordinated response and consistent messaging for our sector.
  • Working closely with Volunteering Australia, the network of State and Territory Volunteering Peak Bodies and local Volunteer Resource Centres to share and best support one another through this pandemic.
  • Extending our Emergency Volunteering CREW program to be the platform that powers the Queensland Government’s Care Army. More than 25,000 Queenslanders have registered to be matched by Volunteering Queensland to organisations that are helping older and vulnerable people who may not have friends, family or neighbours to support them during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Offering innovative alternatives for delivery of our networking, training, programs and services.
  • Updating our business continuity plan.
  • Promoting good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and physical distancing.