This article appeared in The Chronicle, 26 March 2016.

Toowoomba woman Serenette Crombie has devoted herself to improving the lives of young women. 

The 24-year-old has been nominated for the inaugural Queensland Volunteering Awards after 11 years of volunteering for the Queensland Country Women's Association Young Leaders program. 

This article appeared in The Australian, 27 April 2014.  

IT'S the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has ever hosted, and everyday Aussies are being asked to play a pivotal role.

Up to 700 volunteers with "friendly faces" are needed for the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane this November.

This article ‘Goodwill alone not enough to run charities by Sylvia Pennington with Mahesh Sharma, appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald’s ITpro section on 20 February, 2014. 

Technology plays a huge role in our Emergency Volunteering CREW service, allowing us to register and match volunteers and organisations efficiently. The Sydney Morning Herald has published a great article featuring our very own Julie Molloy – Director, Social Engagement. Julie explains how an upgrade of our volunteer management systems has resulted in a much better experience for staff, volunteers and organisations alike when disaster hits. It has also allowed a huge improvement in volunteer matching capability, to ensure volunteers with particular skills and experience can be best utilised by disaster response organisations.

By Sarah Nichol - Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies

Australian young people are giving their time to the community in increasing numbers, looking both to give back and to gain valuable skills and experience.

The current biggest growth area in volunteering is young people, with 9.4 per cent of Australian volunteers aged 18 to 24 years, according to Volunteering Australia’s website.

Appeared in The Senior, 30 April 2013

Luciano Morselli (Lucky to his friends), the owner of Brisbane’s well-known Italian restaurant Lucky’s Trattoria, worked hard all his life. When retirement hit in 2010 and he hung up his chef’s apron, he sought something to do.

Appeared in Quest News, 13 February 2013

Volunteering is not only good for charities and community organisations, it is also good for your health. The personal benefits of giving time to a cause close to your heart can lead to a longer and healthier life.

The Federal Government’s National Volunteering Strategy Report 2011 found volunteering reduced stress as well as improving physical and mental health.

Appeared on Pro Bono News, 24 October 2012

Volunteering Queensland has launched a new online module that it says offers common sense advice and demystifies the official state disaster management arrangements.

Volunteering Queensland CEO Jelenko Dragisic said the interactive resource, called 'Disasters: Know Your Role', was designed to be fun while giving people clear advice on how to prepare, respond to, and recover from disaster events.

Appeared on Pro Bono News, 13 March 2012

Organisations need to move beyond traditional practices and listen to the opinions of young people in order to improve their experience and attract them to volunteering, a new report has found.

The Volunteering Queensland report, Young People as Volunteers, recommends ways in which companies can engage youth volunteers for activity and skills based volunteering, and identifies new approaches to volunteer roles through social media.

Appeared in Southern Bay News, 23 September 2011

Dave Tardent, of Karragarra Island, is so keen on volunteering that he recently undertook a college course to help manage other volunteers.

Dave recently achieved his Certificate IV in Volunteer Program Coordination to assist with his Redland Museum duties at the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Museum on Russell Island.

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