Christmas Volunteering Wrap-Up

A big shoutout to all the amazing people that Volunteered over the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Period! We received an overwhelming response of applications to volunteer for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal, which ran gift-wrapping stalls located in several major Shopping Centres such as Castletown, Fairfield, and Stockland. The Appeal also hosted a Community […]

Celebrating International Volunteer Day

Volunteering North Queensland celebrated International Volunteer Day in style last Tuesday. Emceed by Jools Munro, the fast paced morning was filled with inspiring stories and highlights of individual’s volunteer placements, raffle prizes generously donated by Townsville businesses, a brainstorming session on ways to bring in more volunteers, presentation of Certificates of Appreciation and a delicious […]

Time to get wrapping with The Salvation Army

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! The Salvation Army is getting into the Christmas spirit, with its annual gift-wrapping service set to begin in mid-December this year – and they need your help. As part of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, Salvos have held a gift-wrapping service in Townsville shopping centres for the […]

Relaunch of VM Cafe

Volunteering North Queensland is thrilled to announce the relaunch of the VM Café, a dynamic hybrid networking and training event designed exclusively for Volunteer Managers to Network, Learn and Collaborate. VM Café gives Volunteer Managers the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, gain valuable insights, and find innovative solutions to the challenges they face in […]

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering when we say thank you and recognise the important contribution of volunteers in our community. This year’s theme was The Change Makers. Celebrated this year from the 15th to the 21st of May, VNQ hosted three events that brought together Change Makers from around the […]

Christmas Closure 2022

Yay!! Wonderful Christmas news – we’ll be back in 2023. VNQ will be volunteer run and operated and, over the break, we will relocate to new premises. With a massive thank you for the amazing kindness of our very own VNQ communications and referral volunteers, our existing services of volunteer referrals (for members with a volunteer […]

Sustainable Volunteer Funding Ignored

VNQ has banded together with other regional volunteering resource centres (NNVRC) to advocate for volunteering in regional areas.  The attached media release is in response to last night’s budget.

Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting

Come along to our 2022 AGM.  It is open to all members of the community. The evening will commence with a wonderful inspirational chat with VNQ’s Volunteer of the Year – Anthony “Tonka” Toholke about the good and the bad of life and the difference volunteering can make. The AGM formalities will be a time […]

VNQ to close its doors after 33 years

Media Release 13 September 2022 It is with heavy hearts that we announce that VNQ will close its doors after 33 years. VNQ was established on 13th February 1989. Concerns were raised last year about the negative impacts within our and other communities due to a Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) decision to end […]

State of Volunteering in Queensland Report 2021

During National Volunteer Week in May this year, Volunteering Queensland released the inaugural State of Volunteering in Queensland 2021 Report into the status and the economic and social value of volunteering. The key findings from the report show that over 3 million or 75.7% of the adult population of Queenslanders volunteered in 2020. These volunteers […]