Volunteering North Queensland

Volunteering North Queensland Conference and Awards (VNQCA), a first of its kind in our region, was held in Townsville on the 27th and 28th of May. It was a conference style weekend retreat for volunteers serving in local communities to be revitalised through inspirational speakers, practical workshops and wrapped up with a gala evening announcing The Volunteer of the Year Awards. Not only was it a weekend to uplift and upskill, but a time to say thank you and celebrate!

See the VNQ Conference and Awards 2022 Post Event Report here.

Volunteering sometimes comes at a physical, emotional or relational cost which leads to volunteer fatigue. The VNQCA centered around five event pillars:


people holistically through building connection


vision and hope for the future through keynote speakers


with practical tools and new skills to ease the workload


volunteers to strengthen their capacity for social impact


through the North Queensland Volunteer of the Year Awards​

Upon conclusion of the conference, participants left with new resources and connections.


This snapshot of the conference program gives you a taste of the great events, stimulating topics and inspiring contributors that made up the conference.

Thanks to Mercure Hotels for providing Special Accommodation Rates for our Delegates