Careflight Rescue QLD – An emergency air medical rescue service provided 24/7, at no cost to patients. Careflight requires volunteers for general office administration, assistance with events, donation tin placement and collection in local shops and businesses, and charity BBQs.
Edmund Rice Camps Edmund Rice Camps provide recreation-based camps for children aged 6-16 years who are disadvantaged in some way. Volunteers provide one-on-one support to children.
Gap Creek Trails Alliance – Meet on the second Saturday of each month to maintain sustainable trails particularly on the mountain bike trails in Mt Coot-tha Forest.
Friends of the Pound – Tweed Inc. – A non-profit organisation with an aim to improve pound conditions and provide homes for abandoned animals. The group needs volunteersfor shifts at the pound which includes exercising dogs, answering phones, grooming, general cleaning and more.
Get Involved – A Queensland government website with information about volunteering and getting involved in government. The site also has information on the Queensland Young Volunteer Awards.
Lives Lived Well – In May 2012 the Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland, Gold Coast Drug Council and the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council, merged to establish Lives Lived Well. Lives Lived Well services extend across Queensland and include both residential and non-residential programs.
Help Enterprises – A community-based, non-profit organisation established in 1968 by Rotary to assist in the support of people with disabilities. The group operate from five sites in the greater Brisbane area and employ a fully integrated workforce of nearly 200 disabled and able-bodied people in a variety of industries.
Nepal Australia Friendship Association – (NAFA) is a Brisbane based non-political, non profit organisation dedicated to assisting the poor and needy of Nepal. The group aim to assist communities and individuals with projects that improve the quality of life and provide hope for the future. (link not working)
The Pyjama Foundation to empower children in foster care and spread a love of literacy and numeracy free of charge. Volunteers known as Pyjama Angels spend an hour a week matched with a child in care reading books aloud and playing educational games. The Pyjama Foundation also has a resource library in every region we operate where volunteers can borrow books, games and resources to take to the children each week. The program currently operates throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
Rebuild – Self-help support group for men who are experiencing depression or mental illness. The group do home maintenance jobs at members’ homes and also seek to serve people in the community, working alongside other community groups, such as local churches.
South Passage gives young people aged between age 14 to 17 the experience of a traditional sailing ship. South Passage is a 100 foot long, gaff rigged schooner. Most of our voyages are with high school groups, though many youth organisations also sail with us. Our voyages qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.
Technical Aid to the Disabled, Qld Inc. – (TADQ) TADQ volunteers make aids that are not commercially available, or are too expensive for individuals, by volunteers. TADQ work with individuals, Special Schools or any genuine person in need of a gadget or an aid for their lifestyle.
Volunteer Refugee Tutoring & Community Support Program (VoRTCS) – A non-profit, volunteer-run organisation sponsored by the St Vincent de Paul Society. VoRTCS is based in South Brisbane and operates over a large area of South East Queensland including Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. VoRTCS aims to assist and empower refugee families in Australia.
Wesley Mission Brisbane – An outreach of the Albert Street Uniting Church, is one of Brisbane’s longest-established welfare ministries. It provides care and comfort and support to thousands of men, women and children through a network of Aged Care facilities and community services throughout the greater Brisbane region. Check the site for volunteer ideas.