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Conservation Volunteers Australia

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Conservation Volunteers is Australasia’s leading practical conservation organisation and can work with you to develop employee engagement opportunities to suit your organisation’s and employee’s needs. We have been working in the environment for over 35 years, connecting people to amazing places all over Australia and New Zealand. Your employees can get their hands dirty whilst helping the environment and learning new skills!
 
Independent studies show that meaningful, demonstrated corporate volunteering will not only increase participation but will also lead to employee engagement in general, including commitment and retention.
 
Our programs:
 
– help protect our environment, conserve important habitat for threatened species and reduce impacts of climate change.
– Engage employees in team building and encourage group cooperation
– Increase employees’ morale and support personal and skill development

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Volunteer Teams
  • Partnerships
  • Sponsorship

Opportunity Description

We provide a range of opportunities for working together including employee and group volunteering, event sponsorship, workplace giving, and partnership.
 
Because we know you are busy, we make it fun and easy for you to engage your organisation in making a positive difference. Your team can join us for a day out in the field. The day typically runs from around 7:00am to 12:00pm (excluding travel times) with a morning break. Activities may include pulling out weeds, planting native trees, and collecting marine debris at one of our bush protection sites.
 
You can also support us by sponsoring an event (e.g. a tree planting on World Environment Day or a beach clean up on World Oceans Day) or setting up workplace-giving in your organisation so that your employees can choose to donate to Conservation Volunteers to make a positive difference in the community and environment.
 
Our ability to involve volunteers in important environment projects is dependent on our partners who support us. This makes it essential for us to work together and we welcome conversations to explore opportunities to partner with you!

Skills

Conservation Volunteers’ strength is our ability to mobilise the community through well managed and effective programs. Our volunteers come from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and give their time freely to help. Our expertise as an organisation in training and managing community volunteers turns their efforts into a major force for environmental good. We also contribute to the overall health and well-being of volunteers and people that participate in our programs.
 

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Volunteer Capacity:

Requirements & Training:

Most Thursdays and Fridays from 7am to 12pm (excluding travel time)

Outdoors at a bush protection site in or around Townsville

Groups of up to 9. Individuals or small teams also welcome.

Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer registration form and receive an induction on the day.

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Sailability

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Sailability Queensland facilitates sailing and boating through local Sailability Clubs in Queensland for the elderly, disabled or socially disadvantaged.
Sailability is about taking people with a disability onto the water – sailing or cruising in a safe environment in the hands of experienced skippers. We are part of a world-wide non-profit organization run entirely by volunteer members. Our goal is to give people with disabilities an opportunity to make their dreams a reality by achieving freedom through sailing.

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers

Opportunity Description

Land Support Crew

A Land Support Crew volunteer provides land/pontoon support for people with a disability who are learning how to sail.  As our service grows we need additional support to help get our disabled customers ready for sailing.

Tasks include:

  • Assist with fitting life jackets
  • Assist with administration
  • Assisting on the pontoon
  • Be willing to learn how to manage our hoist
  • Be willing to learn about two-way radio
  • Be willing to help with set-up and stand-down procedures – marques, first aid kits, life jackets etc.
  • Be willing to learn how to rigging and launch dinghies

Support Boat ‘Skipper’

Volunteer Support Boat Skippers ‘drive’ our support boat (Marine boat license required). Our support boat and crew monitors the activities of our sailing boats on the water and provided back up in case of difficulty or emergency.

No experience necessary, just a willingness to assist.

Skills

Knowledge of sailing is not required, just a can-do attitude about disability
and a common sense approach to safety.

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Where:

Volunteer Capacity:

Requirements & Training:

4 hours on Monday to Friday mornings. 

South Townsville boat ramp

1-2 individuals on any given day

Onsite briefing and direction provided.  Marine boat license required for support boat skipper.

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Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc.

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Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc. is a not-for-profit, community Landcare group, dedicated to conservation and revegetation activities in the Townsville region. CDTLI supports members of the local community who want to understand, protect and improve our unique and beautiful Dry Tropics environment. We offer opportunities for community members to help with our conservation efforts.

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Volunteer Teams
  • Sponsorship

Opportunity Description

  • Landcare site day events including tree planting, weed management for both individual and volunteer teams.
  • Plant nursery tours and hands-on skills for individuals and groups.
  • We are currently looking at sponsorship avenues to help fund our current and future Landcare sites.

Skills

Skills include plant and weed identification, weed removal techniques, site preparation for planting, tree planting and maintenance, plant nursery skills including propagation techniques and planting technical advice.

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Volunteer Capacity:

Requirements & Training:

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Groups of up to 15 (organised with Project Officer), Individuals can volunteer at any time on projects.

Outdoors at Landcare sites and in our native plant nursery.

Individuals, groups of up to 15

Quick induction to site and equipment. Bluecard required for nursery work.

All options all available for negoitation.

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NQ Cowboys Community Foundation

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The Cowboys Community Foundation is a community-owned charity improving employment, health and social outcomes for young North Queenslanders through education-based programs. Established in 2015 by the NQ Cowboys, our Foundation brings together an impressive 20 years of community leadership, corporate social responsibility and successful community project delivery. The Foundation is built on an extensive track record of understanding and supporting the North Queensland community on the respect and trust in our club and it’s players, and on the power of the game and one brand that unites our region. The establishment of the Cowboys Community Foundation builds on the North Queensland Cowboys achievements in delivering true change-real and life-impacting improvements in education outcomes for those most disadvantaged or at risk in our North Queensland communities.
 
The Foundation has a strong social investment in programs that focus on these platforms for success in life: school attendance in the primary years; positive choices for life during the junior/secondary years and completing school in the senior secondary level. Across the secondary school years, the Cowboys Community Foundation has a particular focus on directly assisting one of our most vulnerable groups of students in Queensland. Some 50% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait students in remote North Queensland do not have access to secondary schooling locally or struggle to seek out-of-community options to complete their schooling-potentially locking them into a cycle of welfare dependence and unemployment.
 
With the support and assistance of the Australian and Queensland Governments and the National Rugby League (NRL), the Foundation’s NRL Cowboys House offers a unique, culturally-supported accommodation solution for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and young women from remote northern and western Queensland to attend a choice of secondary schools in Townsville, whilst providing stability and support that the students need to be able to fulfil their potential whilst building long-lasting friendships and life skills along the way.
 
The Boys Campus officially opened in 2017 and is the home to 50 young indigenous men, whilst the Girls Campus opened it’s doors to young indigenous women in 2019.
 
VISION  Our “Vision” is to empower young people in North Queensland to build fully productive and fulfilling lives based on positive life choices and opportunities.
MISSION Our “Mission” is to maintain a tradition of excellence and innovation in facilitating positive social change through targeted education-focused programs and interventions.
VALUES  Respect and Integrity, Flexibility, teamwork and inclusiveness, Inspire and encourage, Committed to excellence, iniatives and accountability., Focused on prevention, Long-term thinking for long term sustainability, Partnerships that combine knowledge and resources to achieve a shared goal.

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Volunteer Teams

Opportunity Description

Volunteer Tutors
Assisting the young students with homework and studies on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1600-1700.
  • Excluding school holidays and public holidays.
  • Volunteering is a totally flexible subject to Volunteers availability due to family, social and personal requirements and commitments.  (At the moment we desperately need additional Volunteer Tutors to join our current team of Volunteer Tutors)
50/50 Volunteer Ticket Sellers at each NQ Cowboys Home Games.
As a Volunteer Ticket Seller in the 50/50 Raffle Draw:
  • You will be supporting the Cowboys Community Foundation
  • Selling 50/50 Raffle tickets.
  • Interacting with the crowd.
  • Ticket sales from when the gates open until the start of the game and at half time. Volunteers will have the opportunity to view most of the game from their grandstand tickets.
  • Volunteers receive a 2x Eastern Grandstand Tickets, Car Park Pass, 50/50 Raffle Polo Shirt and/or apron to wear at the game, A fun-filled behind the scenes experience, Opportunity to win prizes on the day, Refreshments at the Cowboys HQ
  • The 50/50 Raffle ticket sales is a major fundraiser for the Cowboys Community Foundation each year.

Other opportunities that could be negotiated include:

  • Skills workshops that equip residents for employment
  • Preparing and participating in dinner with residents and informally chatting about life planning, goal setting and your industry
  • Hosting a workplace site tour to expose residents to workplaces
  • Entertainment activities for residents  

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Volunteer Capacity:

Requirements & Training:

Other Info:

Tutoring – Cowboys House, Hugh St  //  50/50 Ticket Sellors – 1300 Smiles Stadium

Any number of Individual Volunteers, Corporate teams and Groups of volunteers

Volunteer Tutors require a Blue Card.

Description of requirements and training

All volunteering assistance is greatly appreciated by the Management and staff of the Cowboys Community Foundation and in particular by the young students at the Cowboys House.

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The Pyjama Foundation

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The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills, and confidence.
 
Alarmed at the statistics highlighting poor literacy and numeracy levels of children in care, and how this contributes to a lifetime of disadvantage, founder Bronwyn Sheehan made a decision – a decision to offer hope and a more positive outlook for these children.
 
Through a simple program known as the Love of Learning Program, volunteers called Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in care, and spend just one hour a week focusing on learning based activities. Pyjama Angels read books aloud, play educational games, and help children with their homework. In that time, they demonstrate that this child is valued and loved.
 

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Partnerships
  • Sponsorship

Opportunity Description

Pyjama Angels are volunteers from the community who are screened, trained and supported to create positive relationships with children in care; empowering them with learning, life skills and confidence.
 
Pyjama Angels implement the Love of Learning Program which is a learning-based mentoring program for children in care. Pyjama Angels visit a foster child in their home for up to an hour a week, assisting them with reading and writing, and providing consistent love and support.

Skills

  • Proficient with literacy and numeracy
  • Comfortable working with a child in the foster care system
 

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Volunteer Capacity:

Requirements & Training:

1 hour per week for a period of 12 months minimum
 

within 30 minutes geographically from your home

Individual only

Bluecard, application form, interview and full day training
 

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