About Active Volunteering Non-accredited

The Active Volunteering Non-Accredited Course allows students to develop an understanding of the concepts of service, volunteering and community work in a less formal setting than completion of an accredited qualification. 

This course has a strong focus on volunteering. Students gain such understanding through engagement with the community, both within and external to their school. This course is highly recommended for students seeking reconnection and a sense of belonging to local communities.  

Students complete a variety of activities that include a strong focus on volunteering and receive a Certificate of Participation for undertaking any of the topics within the course:  

  • Work safely and productively: 
  • Respecting diversity in the workplace  
  • Produce basic digital documents  
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace  
  • Effective volunteering  

Students develop a range of skills through the Active Volunteering course which include:  

  • Building work and real-world skills, experience and confidence that is required in today’s workplaces.  
  • Adding value to their school studies and developing employability skills.  
  • Learning to transition from school to life in employment and further study.  
  • Developing workplace networks.  

Download Course Outlines

Active Volunteering Non-Accredited Course Outline 

Active Volunteering Non-Accredited Course Handbook  

Register Interest

To discuss your interest, please book an appointment with our Training Partnerships Coordinator. 

During the meeting, all aspects of the Active Volunteering program will be covered including: 

  • your school’s requirements 
  • most relevant qualifications 
  • electives 
  • prices, and  
  • teacher/ trainer requirements will be clearly outlined. 

Why partner with Volunteering Queensland?

As the state peak body we have a long history of leading volunteering

We can connect you with our volunteer sector network

We are an established
Registered Training Organisation

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #6020) we have provided thousands of quality accredited courses and non-accredited workshops for volunteers, managers of volunteers, committee members, volunteer organisations, governments of all levels, corporates, and educational institutions.


Our experienced team prides ourselves in providing you with dedicated, personalised and meaningful contact to help you successfully deliver the Active Volunteering qualification in your school. Our resources and professional development opportunities support you with the most up-to-date, practical and theoretical industry perspective. We can also guide you through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to simplify and fast track your ability to deliver.

We work with the volunteering industry day in, day out, supporting many of the 9,560 Queensland charities that engage volunteers and the 714,138 Queenslanders who volunteer. We use our expertise to empower volunteer organisations to manage the effective volunteer workforce they need to advance their mission, to inspire more Queenslanders to volunteer, and to increase the impact of the sector.


We have built our reputation as a not-for-profit that works in collaboration with the volunteering industry and we regularly partner with all levels of government. A handful of the innovative and impactful programs we have worked on include:

  • Care Army
  • Emergency Volunteering CREW
  • Homeless Connect
  • High-profile events:
    • Commonwealth Games Legacy Program, and volunteer management for Curiocity (2019)
    • G20 Brisbane Summit (2014)
    • 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference (2014)
    • CHOGM (2001-2002), and
    • the Goodwill Games (2001).

Our strategic direction is set by our experienced board of directors who have the heart and drive to advance volunteering for Queensland’s economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. We are fortunate to have as our patron Her Excellency, Dr Jeanette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland.

Volunteering Queensland operates state-wide and we have a head office located in Brisbane. We collaborate with a network of Volunteer Resource Centres and Hubs across Queensland.

Your annual registration includes associate membership with Volunteering Queensland. You will receive access to a range of benefits including support to recruit volunteers, volunteer management advice, discounts on our non-accredited training, and industry updates.

Why Active Volunteering?

Active Volunteering was first piloted by Volunteering Queensland in 2009 to resounding positive feedback. It has had a significant impact on students, schools, and communities: 

Schools have participated

Students have received a qualification 

Volunteer positions through VIOs

Tomorrow’s leaders & lifelong volunteers 

How students support community

Active Volunteering Students Support the Community in Many Ways.

They help at neighbourhood centres, aged care homes, community gardens, op shops, school canteens, and sporting competitions. Students cook for those in need, provide IT audits and administration, create awareness campaigns, raise much-needed funds, assist younger grades with learning, and many more good causes.

Active Volunteering students learn through supportive yet challenging industry experience and classroom theory. They build transferable skills that are valued and sought after by employers, increase certainty about the direction of their career, and become more socially concerned with a greater understanding of the issues that face their community.

It is heartwarming to see Active Volunteering students go on to make a real difference in the world by starting their own businesses, volunteering overseas, undertaking further studies in areas such as justice, community services, animal welfare, disability care, environmental science, child care, health and medicine, or gaining apprenticeships and meaningful employment. We find all students are driven to continue to help others.

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