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Volunteering! Getting Started

Volunteering! Getting Started

Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and this information session will help set you up to have a great experience. Whether you are new to volunteering (or not) the information in this session will boost your confidence in getting started and continuing to volunteer.

Information covered in the session will include:

  • Your Rights & Responsibilities as a volunteer
  • Protections when volunteering (Insurance and Legislation)
  • Questions to ask the organisation before starting
  • Expectations of Volunteers and Organisations

What:     Information Session

When:    Thursday, 5th December 2019

                  9:00 am to 10:00 am

                 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

                 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

                 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:   Volunteering North Queensland Training Room

Presenter

Shane Harris

Manager

Volunteering North Queensland

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2019 Training & Networking Calendar

Networking Events

Volunteer Managers - VM Cafe's, Training & Networking

Training Sessions

Other Training

Community Gro Inc

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Organisation Goals and Values

Community Gro believes in a safe and equitable community where everyone has the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.

Community Gro is committed to delivering holistic services and support necessary to ensure safety, financial wellbeing and life changing opportunities within our community.

We do this through a range of programs developed in partnership with the community. We deliver support to minimise the risk of family breakdown from social and economic pressures.

Our quality services are provided by both paid and unpaid staff through best practice principles.

Our community services are delivered through Centres that provide a welcoming meeting place where anyone can come to gather, obtain information, support, referral and access resources.

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Volunteer Teams
  • In-kind Services
  • Partnerships
  • Sponsorship

Opportunity Description

We will be holding our Annual Big Breakfast in aid of Anti-Poverty week 2019. The date of the event is Wednesday 16th October.
We are seeking volunteers to help cook our bbq, and serve food to people in the community. This event has been very successful in our previous years and we normally provide breakfast to approx 80-100 people.

Skills

No specific skills required. Just a “can do” approach is required. We work in a very welcoming and friendly environment and we work together as a team to deliver quality services to the people in our community.

Details

When:

Where:

Volunteer Capacity:

Requirements & Training:

16th October 2019

Upper Ross Community Centre – 1/43 Allambie Lane, Rasmussen, Queensland 4815

Individuals – up to 5 at the one time

Bluecards and police checks highly regarded

Clicking this button will require you to create/login into a ‘Volunteer Profile’ to complete your expression of interest.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Event Opportunities

Upcoming Event Volunteering Opportunites The following list of events are currently providing volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of volunteers to be involved through our

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Post Disaster Opportunities

Post Disaster Opportunities The following list of organisations are currently providing volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of volunteers to be involved through our regular

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Corporate Volunteers & Services

Learning Partnerships Inc.

Learning Partnerships are providing a Volunteer Management and Board Ready 3-day program designed to enable a board or committee to work on their governance for real benefits and outcomes.

The program includes: Three days of workshops and four quarterly follow up coaching and mentoring sessions.

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Groups of Volunteers

Not-for-profit - Volunteer Involving Orginisations

NQ Cowboys Community Foundation

Organisation Goals and Values The Cowboys Community Foundation is a community-owned charity improving employment, health and social outcomes for young North Queenslanders through education-based programs.

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Sailability

Organisation Goals and Values Sailability Queensland facilitates sailing and boating through local Sailability Clubs in Queensland for the elderly, disabled or socially disadvantaged.Sailability is about

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Community Gro Inc

Organisation Goals and Values Community Gro believes in a safe and equitable community where everyone has the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives. Community Gro is

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Townsville Tennis

Organisation Goals and Values Enhance opportunities for junior and senior members to participate, develop and enjoy playing tennis.Develop the ancillary and playing facilities to attract

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The Last of Three Successful Better Together Breakfast in 2019

The Last of Three Successful Better Together Breakfast in 2019

Thursday, 10th of October will be the last of the three networking breakfasts we introduced this year.  We have been encouraged by the interest from not-for-profits, businesses, and governments eager to strengthen cross-sector connections.  We believe that it is through these connections, together, we will continue to build a better community!

The Keynote speaker, Sarah Singh from Slater & Gordon Lawyers, a Townsville local, is passionately involved in the community.  Sarah will be speaking about the benefits of volunteering for both the business and the employees that volunteer.  These insights will provide an understanding of the unique ROI a corporate volunteering program can bring to a business and its staff.  Not-for-profits will equally gain insight into the goals of corporate volunteering programs so mutually beneficial volunteering opportunities can be developed.

  

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Queensland Ready Reading Program – Townsville

Queensland Ready Reading Program – Townsville

Parents and community members are invited to register their interest in making a difference in their local community by volunteering in schools to support children’s reading.

Reading is a powerful tool to help children grow their vocabulary, language skills and imagination. It helps them to develop life-long skills that will support their future growth and learning.

The Department of Education and Volunteering Queensland are working together to help improve literacy for children in Queensland by training up to 3000 volunteers to share their knowledge and time to foster a love of reading.

Standard checks

In order to be a take part in the Ready Reading program, volunteers will be required to participate in an interview and undergo standard checks including:

  • ID verification
  • Reference checks
  • Working with Children Check (blue card) and Exemption Cards

Training

Ready Reading volunteers will undergo training to learn about the components of reading, how to support a child with reading and strategies to develop independent reading skills. Experienced staff from the Department of Education’s Reading Centre will deliver the training to ensure volunteers are supported to help students become confident readers. Volunteers are also required to undertake online training delivered by Volunteering Queensland.

The next training session with the Department of Education is scheduled for:

Volunteering in schools

Following completion of checks and training, volunteers will be connected to schools in their area that are participating in the program. Schools will then assume responsibility for engaging these volunteers in their reading programs.

Once placed in a school, volunteers will work under the direction of the principal and may work with individual teachers or across classes.

Registering your interest

For further information and to register your interest in becoming a Ready Reading volunteer, visit: www.volunteeringqld.org.au/ready-reading

Tuesday 27th August, 9:00am-1:00pm at Heatley

Wednesday 28th August, 9:30am-1:30pm at Bluewater

Thursday 29th August, 9:00am-1:00pm at Gulliver

Volunteers are only required to attend one half day session.

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Sample Profile

Uncategorized

Organisation Goals and Values

Description of the Organisations goals and values

Opportunity Types

  • Individual Volunteers
  • Volunteer Teams
  • In-kind Services
  • Partnerships
  • Sponsorship

Opportunity Description

Description of the opportunities 

Skills

Description of the skills on offer or required

Details

When:

Where:

Volunteer Capacity:

Requirements & Training:

Other Info:

Description of when

Description of where

Description of capacity

Description of requirements and training

Other info 

Clicking this button will require you to create/login into a ‘Volunteer Profile’ to complete your expression of interest.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Event Opportunities

Upcoming Event Volunteering Opportunites The following list of events are currently providing volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of volunteers to be involved through our

Read More »

Post Disaster Opportunities

Post Disaster Opportunities The following list of organisations are currently providing volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of volunteers to be involved through our regular

Read More »

Corporate Volunteers & Services

Learning Partnerships Inc.

Learning Partnerships are providing a Volunteer Management and Board Ready 3-day program designed to enable a board or committee to work on their governance for real benefits and outcomes.

The program includes: Three days of workshops and four quarterly follow up coaching and mentoring sessions.

Read More »

Groups of Volunteers

Not-for-profit - Volunteer Involving Orginisations

NQ Cowboys Community Foundation

Organisation Goals and Values The Cowboys Community Foundation is a community-owned charity improving employment, health and social outcomes for young North Queenslanders through education-based programs.

Read More »

Sailability

Organisation Goals and Values Sailability Queensland facilitates sailing and boating through local Sailability Clubs in Queensland for the elderly, disabled or socially disadvantaged.Sailability is about

Read More »

Community Gro Inc

Organisation Goals and Values Community Gro believes in a safe and equitable community where everyone has the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives. Community Gro is

Read More »

Townsville Tennis

Organisation Goals and Values Enhance opportunities for junior and senior members to participate, develop and enjoy playing tennis.Develop the ancillary and playing facilities to attract

Read More »

Couldn’t find something of interest here?  Find more opportunities by quick search!

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