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. 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

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  




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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