Volunteering Queensland facilitates training and professional development for volunteer involving organisation staff, managers, committees, volunteer managers and local government.

Our 2024 Continuing Professional Development formal recognition program for leaders of volunteers is outlined on this page. This program supports your continuing professional development by formally recognising the work you are doing to raise the standards of volunteer leadership in your organisation and across our state.

Registration for each individual session below will open at least three months in advance through our Sector Training and Networking page. Sessions are free for Volunteering Queensland members. Learn more about joining Volunteering Queensland here.

Volunteer Management Essentials

The Volunteer Management Essentials series is designed to give you the essential information needed to run a volunteer service. Sessions are aligned with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement and take place for up to one hour, online.

Topics include: Planning your volunteer program, designing roles, recruitment and selection, onboarding, recognition and management skills.

Free for Volunteering Queensland members.

Wednesday 14 February1pm – 2pmPlanning your Volunteer Program
Thursday 7 March10am – 11amRecruitment and Selection
Thursday 18 April11am – 12pmOnboarding
Wednesday 15 May11am – 12pmManagement SkillsBook now
Monday 3 June12pm – 1pmDesigning RolesBook now
Monday 15 July10am – 11amRecruitment and SelectionBook now
Thursday 25 July1pm – 2pmOnboardingBook now
Wednesday 4 September11am – 12pmVolunteer Recognition
Thursday 10 October1pm – 2pmManagement Skills
Tuesday 29 October10am – 11amDesigning Roles
Thursday 21 November1pm – 2pmPlanning your Volunteer Program

Implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement provide a framework to deliver best practice in volunteer management. They are adaptable to all sizes of organisation and sector. This workshop gives you the knowledge and tools to successfully implement the standards in your organisation. It covers an overview of the National Standards, benefits and challenges to implementing, gap assessments, action planning and change management for your organisation.

Wednesday 20 March2pm – 4pm
Thursday 9 May10am – 12pmCancelled
Tuesday 20 August10am – 12pm
Wednesday 23 October10am – 12pm

Volunteer Leadership Network

The Volunteer Leadership Network brings together like-minded professionals from across the volunteering ecosystem to learn from each other and share opportunities, challenges and insights. Each meeting features knowledgeable guest speakers, examples of best practice volunteer leadership and opportunities for small group discussions.

Wednesday 21 February10am – 11.30am
Tuesday 23 April1pm – 2.30pm
Tuesday 18 June10am – 11.30amBook now
Thursday 29 August1pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 16 October10am – 11.30am
Tuesday 3 December10am – 11.30am

Making the Most of your Volunteering Queensland Membership

Navigate the benefits of being a member of Volunteering Queensland, how to access these and how to make the most of your membership.  
Whether you are a new member of Volunteering Queensland, if you have recently started a role engaging volunteers or if you’re wanting to know more about what you can access, we look forward to working with you on your journey to strengthening your volunteer program.

Tuesday 26 March10am – 11am
Wednesday 29 May10am – 11amBook now
Wednesday 31 July10am – 11am
Wednesday 2 October10am – 11am

Online Inclusion Training

Volunteering Queensland encourages volunteer involving organisations to learn how they can build inclusion into their volunteering programs. To support your inclusion journey, we work with SBS Inclusion and Your Mob Indigenous Cultural Awareness to bring you on-demand online training.

Cancellation policy

In the event of cancellation of the registration for a paid workshop, the following provisions apply:

  • If cancelled more than three weeks prior to its scheduled date, the participant is entitled to a refund of the total cost.
  • If cancelled within three weeks but more than one week prior to the scheduled date, the participant is entitled to a refund of half of the total cost.
  • If cancelled within one week of the scheduled date, the participant shall not be entitled to a refund of the contract fee.

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