Over 700 delegates met in Canberra, 6-8 April, at the principal Australian forum for not-for profit leaders, volunteer managers and policy contributors to come together to advance volunteering. Robyn Moore set the scene with an inspiring opening keynote that made delegates both laugh and cry. Our final keynote, Associate Professor Dr Thomas Nielsen, University of Canberra, left delegates with an understanding of why their role as a volunteer manager is key to creating meaningful happiness in peoples’ lives.
86% of volunteer involving organisations are struggling to get the volunteers they need, with volunteers deterred by factors such as personal expense, red tape and a lack of flexibility, according to a report recently launched by Volunteering Australia at the National Volunteering Conference in Canberra.
We are pleased to present Volunteering Queensland's new logo. After careful consideration and consultation, the new logo, designed by Shaheena Siddique, was chosen because of it's fun, friendly, modern look. The design captures the changing face of volunteering - it is inclusive, collaborative, innovative and creative. We are proud for the logo to represent our work building strong, connected communities through volunteering.