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Volunteering Queensland has been very active working across training, engagement, advocacy and more in the lead up to National Volunteer Week from 20 – 26 May 2024. This year’s theme ‘Something for Everyone’ is an invitation to explore the rich diversity of opportunities available through volunteering. Join us this National Volunteer Week by downloading and sharing the free resources found here with the hashtag #NVW2024 and use the week to showcase the variety of options available to people thinking of volunteering.

As part of the celebrations, we invite you to join us at one or both of our events for the month. The launch of the State of Volunteering Report in Queensland 2024 will be held on 07 May and our gala event theQueensland Volunteering Awards on 22 May.

Volunteering Queensland looks forward to meeting you at one of our many in person and online events, and to seeing how you celebrate your volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2024.

Volunteering Queensland is delighted to launch the 2024 State of Volunteering Report on Tuesday 7 May 2024.

The State of Volunteering in Queensland 2024 Report is the inaugural report into the status, and the economic and social value of volunteering.

The official launch by the Corinne McMillan MP (Part A) will take place on the Speaker’s Green, Queensland Parliament. After a short walk to the UQ Brisbane City Campus the launch will continue with a panel discussion into the report findings and actions (Part B).

If you would like to know more about the launch or would like to attend please click the button below.

The guest list is shaping up for a fabulous event once again in 2024!  We once again welcome our patron Her Excellency the Honorable Dr Jeanette Young AC PSM as our host, ABC Radio’s Craig Zonca as Master of Ceremonies and special guest entertainers throughout the event.

Tables seat eight so organise your group to come together for a moving morning at Brisbane City Hall and celebrate volunteers.  All nominees receive a complimentary ticket so we hope to see friends and families joining them in gratitude for their generosity. Be inspired by reading the stories of last year’s finalists here.

Congratulations to our competition winner selected from all those who took the time to nominate someone special! The winner of two complimentary tickets to the Queensland Volunteering Awards is Helen Muller of Civic Assist. We trust you will enjoy a special morning hearing the heartwarming stories from Queensland’s best on 22 May.

Volunteering Queensland’s Sector Engagement and Development Manager, Andy Parkinson, travelled to Emerald last month to deliver a workshop on implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement to Central Highlands Regional Council staff and local community organisations. While in the area, he was also able to deliver a workshop on volunteer management in Blackwater, visit the Neighbourhood Centre as well as welcome Emerald Christian College as a new partner of our student Active Volunteering Course.

From L-R: Ramona Bundrock, Head of Secondary; Andy Parkinson, Sector Engagement and Development at Volunteering Queensland; Emma Hickey, Teacher

If you would like Andy to visit your area to provide bespoke training, please get in touch by contacting reception@volunteeringqld.org.au.

My Queensland Volunteer Story Podcast – Episode Four now streaming

You’ll love this conversation with Laura Fritze-Shanks who volunteers for the Capricorn Conservation Council and Yellow Paint Inc. Her main volunteering projects include community gardens and emergency housing, and she even has time to give us a few gardening tips for growing food in our own backyards!

Volunteer doing something you love too!

Listen to all the episodes here.

Not-for-Profit House welcomes newly arrived migrants to the Gladstone Region

In February this year, the Gladstone Regional Council, in conjunction with community organisations, held a Welcome Morning Tea for newly arrived people to the region.

As part of the Volunteer Ready project our partner, NFP House set up a stall along the beautiful Tannum Sands beachfront with other community organisations to connect with these families, individuals, and children. The visitors were interested to help, support and give back to their new community and were encouraged to volunteer with friends and to feel good.

Volunteer Management Essentials: Onboarding 

Thursday 18 April
11am – 12pm

Volunteer Leadership Network Meeting

Tuesday 23 April
1pm – 2:30pm

Implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (online)

Wednesday 9 May
10am – 12pm

Survey now open

We know that volunteering is not free and want to get your input into how increasing costs are impacting your ability to volunteer or run your organisation. Take the quick survey here and help us help you.

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