Volunteering Queensland is the state’s peak body for advancing and promoting volunteering.
In this role, we advocate for the rights, conditions and welfare of Queensland’s volunteers and the organisations they support. We collaborate with the government and other stakeholders to provide strategic advice on how their decisions impact the volunteering sector. This collaboration sees Volunteering Queensland working formally, making submissions and sitting on reference panels, and informally, fostering a culture that recognises volunteerism among decision-makers.
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Parliamentary inquiry submission
2021 – 2022 state budget submission
Our state is unique – and our volunteering sector has unique challenges, successes and opportunities. Volunteering Queensland’s work is informed by research and consultation with volunteers and volunteer involving organisations at all levels. We combine our local knowledge with participation in national volunteering networks to pursue the best results possible for Queensland’s volunteer sector.
The State of Volunteering in Queensland 2021 Report is the inaugural report into the status, and the economic and social value of volunteering.
This report provides an empirical evidence base that will inform the future of volunteering in Queensland.
Our work holds most value when we are able to illustrate the real life experiences of volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. In order to influence policy and effect change, we invite you to share your stories, experiences, opinions and ideas.
Currently we are seeking feedback on:
- Volunteer rights.
- Funding for volunteer involving organisations to assist with the effective management of volunteering programs.
- The impact of indexation of volunteer involving organisations.
- Insurance matters pertaining to volunteer involving organisations and their volunteer.