Volunteering Australia and Volunteering Queensland have received a number of enquiries about the changes to participation requirements in relation to the Working Age Payments Reforms – Budget 2017-18. Please read this Q&A factsheet provided by The Department of Jobs and Small Business.

For more information on the Working Age Payments Reforms  Budget 2017-18 visit the Department of Human Services website or call 132 850.

Volunteering Australia has provided a submission on The Future of Employment Services. The submission outlines how Volunteering Support Services play a vital and often undervalued role in employment services, the need to improve online services and how volunteering produces better job outcomes for disadvantaged jobseekers.

Notice is given that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 9 October 2018, arrive 3pm for 3:30pm - 5pm, at BDO, Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane.

We would love if you would join our board, staff and volunteers for canapes and drinks as we reflect on volunteering achievements over the last financial year.

Alecia Hancock, Director, Hancock Creative will present on the different volunteer stories that are hidden in all our organisations and guide us on how best to tell them.

Colombian-born Isabel Giraldo is now a step closer to being a registered doctor in Australia, thanks to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

Isabel needed to improve her English to ensure that she was able to pass the Occupational English Test and continue towards her dream of working as a GP in Australia.

Christmas is often a time to celebrate with family and friends, however many other families and individuals are often doing it tough and may need that extra support during this festive season.

The Australian Government is inviting applications for funding to support volunteers under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity.