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“GO PURPLE” – Epilepsy Awareness Day, 26 March 2018
“GO PURPLE” is the international colour for epilepsy and we are encouraging all Queenslanders to wear purple on Monday 26 March 2018. Purple Day is celebrated throughout the world to dispel the myths surrounding epilepsy by raising awareness in a positive way.
01 February 2018
“Orange Day” End Violence Against Women and Girls, 25 Nov 2017
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.
12 October 2017
2017 SAAVI Student of the Term 1 - Nathanial
Nathanial is a Year 10 student from Parklands Christian College who is enrolled in the CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering through our Students As Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI). Nathanial loves sport and has a passion for giving back to his sporting community. He has dedicated time to volunteering at the Jimboomba Little Athletics Centre where he undertakes a variety of tasks including coaching younger athletes.
19 May 2017
2017 SAAVI Student of the Term 2 - Bianca
Bianca (or better known to her friends as Cozi) is a Year 12 student from Everton Park State School who has completed the CHC24015 Certificate II in Active volunteering through our Students as Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI). Only 20 hours was required to complete the course; however Cozi volunteered over 100 hours of her time!
03 August 2017
2017 SAAVI Student of the Term 2 - Blake
Mt Maria College Year 12 student Blake is completing a CHC24015 Certificate II in Active volunteering through our Students as Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI). Blake volunteers in the Religious Education Department at the school where he undertakes a variety of tasks that include designing labels for the 'care to cook' project, making flyers and bagging food and delivery to the local parish.
03 August 2017
2017 SAAVI Student of the Term 4 - Joshua
Parklands Christian College year 11 student, Joshua has completed the CHC24015 Certificate II in Active volunteering through our Students as Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI).
13 March 2018
Anti-Poverty Week, 15 – 21 October 2017
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.
03 October 2017
Brisbane Christmas Basket Buddy, 31 July - 31 Oct 2017
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.
14 September 2017
Charity of youth
Feature by Leanne Edmistone. Appeared in U on Sunday (the Sunday Mail), 28 August 2011 The first thing strangers ask when they learn young bride Jenny Geale is a full-time volunteer is, how does she afford to eat? The second thing many assume is that she's just filling in time until she falls pregnant.
28 August 2011
Christmas – Not always a festive time for some
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.
11 December 2017
Defying Gen Y stereotypes to improve volunteering experience for young people
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.
13 March 2012
Flooding - Gladstone Regional Council Area
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.
20 October 2017
Get involved in National Student Volunteer Week, 14-20 August 2017
National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) will be held on 14-20 August 2017. The week promotes and celebrates student volunteering and will see a wide variety of events, activities, forums and awareness-raising campaigns led by higher education providers and schools nationwide. Events include volunteer expos, lunchtime panels, student volunteer of the year awards, blood drives, cupcake days, greening projects and video presentations!
23 July 2017
International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017
International Migrants Day is an international day observed for taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world. On 4 December 2000, the United Nations appointed 18 December to be officially appointed as International Migrants Day and celebrated annually.
14 November 2017
International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018
'Leave no woman behind' International Women’s Day is globally recognised to celebrate the amazing acts of courage and determination by ordinary women in their country and communities. The 2018 theme is ‘Leave no woman behind’acknowledges the essential role women play in humanitarian and natural disaster response.
03 January 2018
Mental Health in the Workplace
Poor mental health in the workplace is currently costing Australian businesses $11 billion a year as revealed by researchers at the University of Tasmania. With approximately 45% of Australians experiencing some sort of mental health issue in their lifetime, it is likely that at some point, every worker will be affected by mental illness, either directly or indirectly.
12 October 2017
Neighbour Day, 25 March 2018
It’s time to get out and about and know your neighbours! Sunday 25 March 2018 is recognised as ‘Neighbour Day’ and the theme is“The Importance of a Supportive Neighbourhood for Children and Young People”.
01 February 2018
Pirlirrpa Open Day & Volunteer Expo (St James College)
As part of their Pirlirrpa Education Program, St James College recently held a Pirlirrpa Open Day & Volunteer Expo on the 8th August 2017. The stalls were run by students enrolled at Pirlirrpa (St James College) currently undertaking a CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering through Volunteering Queensland's Students As Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI).
10 August 2017
Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics & Technology
Earlier in the year, Volunteering Queensland was involved in the 2013 Positive Ageing Journey Event and Expo. The Expo included an opportunity for a facilitator to present on social media and the ageing population, a topic that touches us all in many ways. With social media on the rise and technology developing at an amazing speed, having a training tool that is user friendly to all age groups is very important. Delivering a professional presentation to an audience who has a critical need to understand social media terminology and developing a resource for today’s society created a lot of interest here at Volunteering Queensland.
07 September 2013
Queensland Child Protection Week, 3 - 9 September 2017
Sunday 3 September is the start of Queensland Child Protection Week (3-9 September 2017), and it is an opportunity for us all in the community to connect and think about how we can work together to keep all children safe and feeling protected.
30 August 2017
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