Homeless Connect

 The next event will be held on Thursday 18 November 2021
at Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills (corner of Alexandria Street and Gregory Terrace).


No one plans this life for themselves, nor do they plan on the complex range of issues that lead them to that point. 

Each year, Brisbane City Council and Volunteering Queensland join forces with over 300 volunteers to run Homeless Connect. This important one-day event proudly hosts vulnerable members of the Brisbane community as guests, providing connection with vital services and supplies.

In a one-stop-shop environment, guests have access to medical, employment, housing and legal services, as well as clothing and footwear, food, bedding, toiletries and more. Guests at the event are also invited to enjoy professional personal care services such as haircuts and grooming.

With an offering of vital services and a day of fun activities and entertainment, Homeless Connect treats guests with dignity and grace while providing a boost to their self-esteem. This is an important and unique event driving human connection and reducing barriers between community and guests.

Volunteer Registrations are now open



When: Thursday 18 November, 2021 
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills (Corner of Alexandria Street and Gregory Terrace)  - View on Google Maps here. 
Registration form information

  • Volunteers are offered a role in the order in which they register and are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.  
  • The registration form will allow you to select your preferred role. If the quota for that role has been filled, you can nominate to be placed on a waiting list or select another suitable role which requires more volunteers.   

Important notes

  • Before registering, please make sure you view the role descriptions and requirements.
  • You must be available for the entire shift.
  • You must be 18+ to volunteer unless you are with a school.
  • Volunteers are required to complete an online orientation between Monday 18 October and Friday 29 October 2021.
  • If you are unavailable on Thursday 18 November 2021 then consider volunteering for the bump-in scheduled for Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Please DO NOT register through the general event registration if you are in one of the following groups:

  • Brisbane City Council Employees - You will receive a separate registration link shortly.  
  • Medical and Allied Health Professionals, Entertainers and Hairdressers - Most registrations are by invitation only, however we encourage volunteers with specialised skills to express interest by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Professional Service Providers - You will be invited to apply by Brisbane City Council. Please contact Brisbane City Council to discuss.  
  • Corporate or other groups - Please contact Volunteering Queensland to discuss your request to participate via emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please be quick to register. 



Homeless Connect would not happen without the generous support provided by volunteers. Thank you! 


There are many opportunities to help the homeless and other people in need throughout the year. You can search for positions on our website any time.

If you have any questions about Homeless Connect, please contact our team on (07) 3002 7600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why volunteer? 

Volunteers have been the backbone of Homeless Connect and to date have helped more than 20,000 people connect with services that would have otherwise been out of reach. Volunteers who assisted at past Homeless Connect events found it to be a very rewarding experience with many volunteers returning to each event.
We would love you to join the Homeless Connect Volunteer Team!

Registrations for Homeless Connect

General Registrations for Homeless Connect are now closed. We are sorry if you missed out on helping this time around. Please check back later in the year for details on the next Homeless Connect.

While Homeless Connect positions fill very quickly, there are still plenty of volunteering opportunities available on our website in a range of areas including homelessness. If you would like to find another suitable volunteering opportunity, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your interests, location and availability.



Homeless Connect videos

Watch interviews and testimonials from previous Homeless Connect events.