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Connecting People to People and People to Places – Servicing the Cassowary Coast, Douglas Coast, Cairns and Tablelands Regions

Welcome to FNQ Volunteers Inc. – a Cairns based not-for-profit community organisation that recruits and refers volunteers into positions within other not- for-profit community organisations throughout Far North Queensland. Read more…

Our Mission

To develop and strengthen volunteering in Far North Queensland for the mutual benefit of the individual and the community

Want to Volunteer for this sumptuous event?

Volunteers can be referred via FNQ Volunteers…ring 4041 7400 to arrange a referral appointment or complete our Expression of Interest and we will be in touch.
Alternately, contact the Festival Manager Kirsty Densmore Mob: 0447 037 476

In 2017 the Feast of the Senses Festival will take on a different format.   For the first time the Festival will be held a condensed period of six days incorporating just one weekend.    This will allow visitors and locals to the Festival to enjoy all events in a shorter space of time.

Showcase Events for the 2017 Festival will be:

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 March:

Food Trails #1 and #2.   These offer the opportunity to visit farms not normally accessible to the public, to speak with and learn about the methods used by local producers.

Friday 24 March:

International Food Fare  held at Warrina Lakes.  An evening of food and entertainment in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.   An opportunity to experience different cultures and local entertainment

Saturday 25 March:

Guinness World Record Attempt – World’s Longest Banana Split:   To be held at Calendar Park, home of Innisfail Leprechauns – Brothers Leagues Club.    Will involve a three week lead-in of workshops to create a major art installation that will be the framework in which the banana split will be made.     Attempt will be just over 8,000 metres – involving 40,000 locally grown bananas with cream and topping from local producers and lots of ice cream!!!

Sunday 26 March:

Market Day Extravaganza  highlighting the immense range of rare and exotic fruits and featuring around 100 stalls of local produce, as well as plenty of entertainment including activities and competitions for children, cooking competitions and community entertainment.   The Food Court will, as always, be a highlight of the day.

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28:

Food Trails #3 and #4   These offer the opportunity to visit farms not normally accessible to the public, to speak with and learn about the methods used by local producers.

The Feast of the Senses Inc. is a not for profit community organisation that is run by an independent committee of passionate local people who believe in the importance and significance of this event to the community, both economically and socially.

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Volunteer Recognition

Julie commenced with Marlin Coast Meals on Wheels in December 2014. Julie is a Volunteer Driver/Deliverer, and volunteers up to three time a week to deliver meals and provides important social contact to our clients, some of whom may be isolated and lonely, as well as monitoring the physical and psychological wellbeing of those most vulnerable. Julie also collects and delivers any bread donations from Woolworths to our office on a weekly basis, has volunteered at our fund raising BBQ's and can always be relied upon to fill in at times, at short notice, when other drivers are unavailable. Marlin Coast Meals on Wheels are grateful for Julies valuable contribution to its service. Congratulations Julie!

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