The 2016 Census was released today, with data revealing that Australians are still engaged and committed to volunteering activities.

Volunteering Queensland's 2017 State Volunteering Conference was a resounding success, enabling volunteer-involving organisations to advance their cause, inspiring programs and people, and increasing overall knowledge and understanding of the volunteering industry. On 8 and 9 June 2017, over 80 delegates from across Queensland came together for the inaugural State Volunteering Conference. The delegates were presented with a wealth of information, strategic and practical advice, support and encouragement through engaging presentations by renowned experts, panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities that prompted conversation on the volunteering climate. Many of the conference presenters travelled far and wide, from interstate or overseas, to share their knowledge and insights to better the future of volunteering throughout Queensland and the wider Australian community. We would like to extend our gratitude to all of our wonderful and inspiring dignitaries, delegates, presenters, panel members, facilitators, board, staff and volunteers who made the conference such a huge triumph. And, a big thank you to our conference sponsor Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Volunteering Queensland has surveyed volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) across the sector and state to gain insights on how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The results highlight their needs and challenges going forward.

Volunteering Queensland, in collaboration with The Centre for Volunteering NSW brings you this interactive 3 hour live webinar on Managing Volunteers and the Law with Justice Connect.

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Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Queensland, in collaboration with The Centre for Volunteering NSW brings you this interactive 3 hour live webinar on Social Media and the Law with Justice Connect.

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Followed by Volunteer Managers Network Meeting.

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The State of Volunteering in Queensland 2021 Report

Thank you to everyone who contributed to last month’s survey. The results are in and provide a key update on the challenges, successes and needs of the state’s volunteer-involving organisations. This information shapes our advocacy to government and new initiatives we’re undertaking to support the sector.

Volunteering Australia has released their 'Value of Volunteering Support Services' research project.

How to Build, Grow and Scale your Volunteering Programs into the Future

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The Settlement Council of Australia (SCoA) and Volunteering Australia have today released their report, ‘Volunteering and Settlement in Australia’, with a snapshot of the volunteering activities of new migrants and refugees in Australia. In the settlement sector, 65 per cent of new arrivals to Australia volunteered within the first 18 months of their arrival to Australia, to contribute to society, make friends, improve their English or gain local work experience.

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)