Nonprofits have a duty of care to ensure a safe environment for employees, volunteers & clients

Volunteering is of great benefit to volunteers, nonprofits & the community at large

Volunteering creates new pathways

Be an intuitive, authetic volunteer

During National Student Volunteer Week, QUT and Volunteering Queensland held a special project development day as part of the Changemaker Program. The Changemaker Program is a unique collaboration which supports 10 students over 12 months to take an innovative idea with a social justice impact and make it happen. At this event Volunteering Queensland launched two thoughtful new publications.

It's important that you choose a volunteer role that matches your values, aspirations & meets your requirements

Enhance volunteer experiences & comply with legislation & duty of care

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good & without financial gain

Employee volunteering is one way in which businesses can fulfil their social responsibility

Imagine you are in a key strategic meeting with a room full of people that look, sound, think and act like you. How many actually need to be there? These days, building a culturally diverse workforce is viewed by most as a powerful strategy for encouraging, innovation and productivity. However the focus seems to have been largely on paid staff rather than on volunteers.

What does the data say? A snapshot of key info & stats about volunteering in Queensland

Parents, children & other family members can spend time together while contributing to the community

"Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good & without financial gain"

Our thoughts are currently with Central Queensland (Gladstone Regional Council Area) who are experiencing flooding in their area. There have been no calls for spontaneous volunteers at this time.

The Hon Minister for Social Services Christian Porter MP, Deputy Chair to the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership has recently released the latest findings on business and individual giving and volunteering in two reports.

Connect with non-profits & community groups that need your help

Child safety agency Child Wise, training social enterprise Our Community and Victorian law firm Moores have released the 2018 Child Safety Toolkit - How to Create a Child Safe Organisation. The new toolkit was launched at the conclusion of the royal commission to assist not-for-profit organisations understand the realistic measures they can take to provide safe places for children.

Ensure that appropriate insurance cover is provided to protect volunteer staff & volunteer board members

Volunteering is one of the fastest & easiest ways to learn about Australia, engage with local communities & to make friends

Info sheets & guides to help engage international students as volunteers

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