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Queensland Volunteering Awards May 2021

Published on 17 May 2021

After an incredibly tumultuous year that was 2020, National Volunteer Week, May 17-23 2021 will celebrate the commendable efforts of volunteers across the sunshine state with the Queensland Volunteering Awards as the premier event of the week.

A year that saw our communities tested to their limits has proven that Queenslanders are not only resilient and selfless, but that they’ll stop at nothing to help their communities to recover, keep going,and flourish.

You only have to look around your community to see the positive effects Queensland Volunteers makeevery day.


The Queensland Volunteering Awards received over 200 nominations statewide across 6 categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Youth Volunteering Award
  • Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award
  • Excellence in Volunteer Management Award
  • Volunteering Impact Award
  • Corporate Volunteering Award

With too many to list, among themwere - disadvantaged youth learn to drive programs,sea life conservation, cancer treatment patienttransport, surf lifesaving programs, immigrant services; assisting newly arrived community members to integrate and feel welcomed, boxing and other sporting programs allowing young people to become engaged in their communities, and many more.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mara Basanovic, CEO
Volunteering Queensland
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National Volunteer Week 17 – 23 May 2021

Published on 17 May 2021

Volunteering Queensland is set to release the inaugural State of Volunteering Report in Queensland during National Volunteer Week 17-23 May 2021
Over 3.0 million Queensland volunteers, the heroes of our community, will be honoured at the Queensland Volunteering Awards at Brisbane City Hall on Friday 21 May 2021.
The value of volunteering contributed by Queensland volunteers was almost $84 billion dollars.

After an incredibly tumultuous year that was 2020, National Volunteer Week, May 17-23 2021 willcelebrate the commendableefforts of over 3 million volunteers across the sunshine state.

A year that saw our communitiestested to their limits has proven that Queenslanders are not only resilient and selfless, but that they’ll stop at nothing to help their communities to recover, keep going, and flourish.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mara Basanovic, CEO
Volunteering Queensland
(07) 3002 7600 OR 0450 848 278
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Queensland’s First State of Volunteering Report Uncovers the True Value of Volunteering

Published on 17 May 2021

Today Volunteering Queensland will launch the first State of Volunteering in Queensland 2021 Report.The report found that, remarkably, 3 million people (over 75% of the population) volunteered 900
million hours in 2020, a year that was challenging for all.

“We have always believed that the majority of Queenslanders volunteer in some way. Now we have the evidence to confirm that, with over 3 million Queenslanders volunteering – that’s a participation rate of 75.7% and certainly something we should all be proud of and celebrate”.

“Whilst we now have evidence of the high participation rate in both informal and formal volunteering, there are still many challenges facing the volunteering sector. 38% of volunteer-involving organisations saw a decrease in their volunteer numbers, with time and health reasons being the main barriers to people being able to volunteer” said Mara Basanovic, CEO, Volunteering Queensland.

The report has uncovered the true value of volunteering in the State, with volunteers contributing almost $84 billion in value to the Queensland community. Another astounding finding is the size of the volunteer workforce in Queensland. The volunteer workforce is three times the size of the Queensland Government and nearly as big as the private sector. The cost to replace the labour of this workforce in 2020 would have been approximately $37.1
billion.

MEDIA INQUIRIES:  

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