Message from the Minister for Communities

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queenslanders have been stepping up to help out – whether it’s helping in the health and medical sectors or the almost 28,500 Queenslanders who have signed up to the Care Army to help our state’s seniors.

Their contribution during this pandemic has been immense and it’s helped us be so successful in our fight against the virus.

But it’s not just those fighting COVID-19 who are making a difference.


During the devastating bushfires last year, we saw thousands of volunteers putting their lives on the line to fight those fires and support people who had been affected in their community.

During tough times, Queenslanders do what they do best, by rolling up their sleeves and lending a helping hand for their community.

There are more than 714,000 volunteers in Queensland and this week I want to thank each and every one of them for their hard work.


Hon. Coralee O'Rourke MP
Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors




National Volunteer Week is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.