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Volunteering Queensland is geared up for a productive May! With the official State of Volunteering in Queensland Report launching next Tuesday and the Queensland Volunteering Awards on 22 May we are excited to celebrate volunteers and volunteering in all shapes and forms and in all corners of the Sunshine State.  

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

#NVW2024 is two weeks away! Have you explored the resources we have created? 

The guest list is shaping up for a fabulous event once again in 2024!  We 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 including Tyrone Noonan and Angela Fabian.  

Ticket sales close midnight of 10 May

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

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 report into the status, and the economic and social value of volunteering. The official launch 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.

If you would like to know more about the launch or would like to attend in-person or online, please click the button below. 

Join the National Strategy for Volunteering Coalition of Support

We’re delighted to launch the Coalition of Support helping to make volunteering the heart of Australian communities.

Join a growing number of stakeholders dedicated to implementing the National Strategy over its 10-year timeframe.

Membership is free! By joining you will receive an official supporter badge to enhance your website and social media presence while promoting your support of the National Strategy for Volunteering. 

Let’s make a difference together. See who has already signed up! Join the Coalition of Support!

Marion, Kate, and Nicole from The Smith Family’s Virtual Volunteering Administration Team completed the CPD Program in December 2023. In this article, they share their insights and the impact of the CPD Program on their roles as leaders of volunteers.

Volunteer leadership is a dynamic and ever-evolving space, demanding continuous learning and growth from its professionals. The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for Professional Leaders of Volunteers is a formal avenue for individuals to build their knowledge and skills and recognise their commitment to excellence in volunteer leadership.

Read the full article here

Exciting News: We are thrilled to announce the launch of Certificates I, II, and III in Active Volunteering to the Public in July!  This is an exciting opportunity for you to enhance your volunteering journey.

Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or just starting your journey, our Certificate courses cater to all experience levels. Embark on this exciting opportunity into the world of volunteering, gain valuable skills, and explore different roles whilst gaining hands-on experience in various career paths.

Enjoy the flexibility of studying at your own pace, in your own space.

For enquiries, contact us at training@volunteeringqld.org.au

Implementing the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (online)

Wednesday 9 May
10am – 12pm

Volunteer Management Essentials: Management Skills

Wednesday 15 May
11am – 12pm

The Queensland Volunteering Awards

Wednesday 22 May
10am – 12pm

Volunteer Management Essentials: Designing Roles

Monday 3 June
12pm – 1pm

Volunteering Queensland provided a short submission to the Queensland Government’s proposed reforms to the Blue Card/ Work with Children laws. These suggested changes flow out of the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Child Abuse and subsequent inquiries.

The core focus of Volunteering Queensland’s submission was to support the need to maintain the primary goal of protecting children, while creating more consistency around the rules regarding Blue Cards across States and Territories, and to support the removal of any unnecessary bureaucratic barriers to volunteer participation in community activities.

The submission can be found at this here – Blue Card Framework Submission

Free grant writing workshops

Brisbane City Council is offering free grant writing workshops for community organisations and non-profit groups.

These workshops are available both in-person and online. To find out more please visit Council’s website at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.

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