Saturday 25 November 2017 has been designated as “Orange Day” by the UN to raise awareness against violence towards women and girls. The overarching theme of ‘Orange Day’ is “Leave No One Behind: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls”. Orange being a vibrant and optimistic colour it represents a future free of violence.

On Wednesday 11 October, Volunteering Queensland held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in which we elected our new Board members for 2018.

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.

This workshop looks at all the organisational requirements for including volunteers.

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  • Logan Central Community Hub
  • 9-11 Jacaranda Ave

Join us to learn about the latest population and volunteer trends that will impact not-for-profits and the communities they serve.

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  • BDO
  • Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane City

Anti-Poverty Week starts on Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 October 2017 coinciding with the UN’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Be inspired, meet volunteers from other organisations and enjoy a great day of express workshops for personal and professional development in August.

The Brisbane Christmas Basket Buddy is calling on volunteers now to donate food and/or a Christmas present for the homeless and families in need around the Brisbane area.

Lilian McDougall is amazing - she has supported her community daily since 1997. For Lillian volunteering provided a means to push forward in life when she was at her lowest: “After I lost my husband, I thought I could do one of two things; sit back and do nothing, or go and do something worthwhile. I chose to volunteer.”

Accredited training for volunteer managers

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  • Level 12, 127 Creek Street
  • Brisbane CBD

Accredited training for volunteer managers

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  • Level 12, 127 Creek Street
  • Brisbane CBD

Accredited training for volunteer managers

  • Level 12, 127 Creek Street
  • Brisbane CBD

For many Christmas is a joyous and festive time to be spent with family and friends. Time spent having a BBQ, going to the beach or a game of backyard cricket. It’s a time to be grateful for the people in our lives and the country we live in.

This was aired on 612 ABC Brisbane on 13 October 2015. Volunteer Dianne from our Emergency Volunteering CREW speaks to Lachlan Mackintosh from 612 ABC Brisbane at the 2015 Get Ready Queensland Pop-Up Town about the service.

Our thoughts are currently with Central Queensland (Gladstone Regional Council Area) who are experiencing flooding in their area. There have been no calls for spontaneous volunteers at this time.

The Hon. Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Communities has released a media statement calling for all Queenslanders to start preparing now for the coming summer storm season and any disasters (eg flash flooding, destructive winds, etc) that could impact their communities.

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.

Last Wednesday, 18 November, 253 volunteers as well as vulnerable residents came to Eagle Farm Racecourse for Homeless Connect. This important one-day event links people experiencing homelessness with free vital services, provided by community groups and businesses, that many of us take for granted.

Be confident in the role you are doing. Understand the legal and ethical requirements.

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  • Toowoomba City Library (Meeting Room, Civic Precinct)
  • 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba

With the diversity of our populations organisations have an ability to attract volunteers from a broad range of backgrounds and community sectors.

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

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