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VQ News for July 2023

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If you haven’t already heard, the count-down to National Student Volunteer Week 2023 has official begun, with the event week dates confirmed for 7-13 August 2023, nationwide!

This is a week led by students and run by students – take a look at the great work our young people have done with the new website!  It’s jam-packed with everything the students in your life need to make NSVW23 a resounding success including: 

Learn all about #NSVW23 – now in its tenth year – and get the students in your life involved in sharing the joy of giving. We can’t wait to see what the students of Australia come up with this year!

Click on the image above to hear from QLD Youth Volunteer of the Year and Student, Jasmine Renny.

On Monday, Volunteering Queensland will officially launch its second report into the State of Volunteering in Queensland.

In 2021 38% of volunteer involving organisations saw a decrease in volunteer numbers, with time and health reasons sited as the main barriers.  Is this still the case?

If you’re a Manager or Co-ordinator of volunteers, make sure you have your say to contribute your valuable perspective, by visiting our website from Monday 10 July.


Volunteerability is a program designed to create more inclusive communities.  The new online site has been co-designed by people with disability to improve volunteering opportunities to be more inclusive, accessible and meaningful.

The toolkit includes safety education videos and a wide range of resources for both volunteers and volunteer managers.


A new survey has launched for LGBTIQ+ Queenslanders to have their say about leading a safe, supported and equal life. 

Survey answers will help shape strengthened outcomes for LGBTIQ+ communities.

Have your say here.


The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) employees which supported our member Childhood Cancer Support South Brisbane recently have kindly donated $1500 since visiting.  Great work BMA!

The Corporate Volunteering day involved staff from BMA doing yard work, maintenance and some painting at a few homes which house the young cancer patients and their families during treatment.

Some staff have even offered to return in their own time.  Why wouldn’t you get involved in Corporate Volunteering?  Contact corporate@volunteeringqld.org.au to learn more.
 Watch the BMA employees in action 

Volunteer Management Essentials: Recruitment Methods

20 July, 1 pm – 2 pm

  Bookmark our events page and keep checking back for new webinars and events.

Have specific needs for your team? We also offer bespoke training sessions covering a range of topics. Contact reception@volunteeringqld.org.au for more information


With National Student Volunteer week coming up 7 -13 August, we thought it might be a good time  to brush up on your knowledge of engaging youth volunteerings.

Are you up-to-date on things such as:

  • Parental consent
  • Duty of care
  • Work health and safety
  • Screening requirements
  • Insurance?

This document by Justice Connect is a fabulous introduction to the obligations you must consider before engaging young people in a volunteer capacity.  


Australian of the Year nominations open

The Australian of the Year Awards gives Queenslanders the opportunity to nominate individuals who show courage and inspire us to make our own contribution to a better Australia.

Nominations can be made across four categories:


Australian of the Year

Senior Australian of the Year

Young Australian of the Year

Australia’s Local Hero

To read about past recipients or for further information on how to nominate, please visit www.australianoftheyear.org.au

Nominations close 31 July 2023.

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