Homeless Connect

No one plans to be homeless, 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.

 View photo gallery from the November event


Registrations are open

The next Homeless Connect event will be held on Thursday 19 May 2022 at Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills.

We have a range of volunteer opportunities on offer such as front of house, meet and greet assistants, bus attendants, clothing store assistants and more.


We are also seeking expressions of interest from specialised volunteers for medical care & allied health (podiatrists, audiologists, dentists) and hairdressers.

If you have a special skill, let’s start a conversation! Please get in touch by emailing 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!

There are many other opportunities to help 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..

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.