We invite you to be a part of a spectacular, fun, new short-term volunteering experience from 15 March to 3 April. This is your chance to be part of Brisbane’s most exciting new event – Curiocity Brisbane.

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.

Get involved in National Volunteer Week and the Queensland Volunteering Awards 2019.

Our workplaces are constantly impacted by change.

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  • Brisbane (Venue to be advised)

Accredited training for volunteer managers

  • George Williams Hotel
  • 317-325 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

This session will examine how you can identify possible sources of conflict and ways to manage them for yourself and your organisation.

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  • Volunteering Queensland
  • Level 12, 127 Creek St, Brisbane City

Ashley Fell was the guest keynote speaker at the Volunteering Queensland Annual General Meeting, held on Wednesday 11 October 2017. Ashley is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and as Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle, she understands the need for organisations to communicate with the emerging generations to effectively engage and motivate them. Her expertise is in how to communicate across generational barriers.

Have you been managing volunteers for a long time? Would you like a day to extend yourself and focus on you as a Leader?

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  • Brisbane (Venue to be advised)

During National Volunteer Week, 8-14 May, the 2017 Queensland Volunteering Awards were held to acknowledge the efforts of thousands of volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer-involving organisations in bringing about positive change within their communities. The awards presentation and recognition ceremony was held on Friday 12 May in the Brisbane Room of Brisbane City Hall.

Professional development training to improve the performance of your volunteer-involving organisation

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  • George Williams Hotel
  • 317-325 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Not sure where to start with improving your Volunteer Program?

  • TBC Brisbane

All about the policies and procedures you need for effective volunteer management.

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  • Volunteering Queensland
  • Level 12, 127 Creek St, Brisbane City

Come along to one or both of these UPDATED workshops!

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  • Centenary Community Hub (Horizons Room)
  • 171 Dandenong Rd, Mount Ommaney

We all remember story time as children and we share stories with our friends, family and workmates. Our memories are related through stories and we live in stories every day.

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  • Volunteering Queensland
  • Level 12, 127 Creek St, Brisbane City

More than 18 agencies joined forces to thank Brisbane volunteers for their contribution to the aged care and disability sectors by organising Brisbane’s first Volunteer Leadership Forum. The Volunteer Leadership Forum, held on Friday 25 August 2017 and hosted by Griffith University’s Southbank Campus, was a day of professional development training to build volunteer skills, meet others in similar roles, receive gifts and prizes of appreciation, and share in a delicious lunch. 

This workshop will give you some basic skills and tips to consider when you need to create training sessions for your volunteers.

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  • Brisbane (Venue to be advised)

A series for three Volunteer Leadership Forums held in Logan (1 November), Brisbane (27 November) and Ipswich (28 November) were organised in partnership between Griffith University’s Community Internship Program, Flexible Living’s Volunteer Service, Volunteering Services Australia (West Moreton) and Volunteering Queensland, with the generous support of Logan City Council and Griffith University, following the success of 2017’s inaugural Brisbane Volunteer Leadership Forum. The vision was free professional development opportunities gifted to volunteers, and volunteer coordinators and managers, as a gesture of thanks for the important role volunteers play in the community, and the contribution of volunteering to society as a whole. 

Volunteer Managers' Network Meetings (VMNMs) are an opportunity for managers and coordinators of volunteers to meet and discuss our challenges and success stories collaboratively in order to learn from each other and improve our engagement of volunteers.

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  • St John Ambulance Training Centre
  • Suite 4, The Office Block, Yeerongpilly Corporate Park North, 88 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly QLD 4105