Volunteers throughout Far North Queensland contribute in many ways to the social and economic growth of the region. Since 1999 FNQ Volunteers Inc. has supported the involvement of volunteers through our Volunteer Management Programme. A not for profit organisation’s interest in Membership with FNQ Volunteers Inc. is an acknowledgement of the value placed on involving volunteers in the organisation.

Our Members cover a broad range of community organisations within the region from the following six sectors:

  • Environment
  • Arts
  • Community Services and Welfare
  • Health
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Community Safety

To be eligible for membership with FNQVI, an organisation needs to demonstrate that it is:

  • A not for profit organisation with Incorporation status
  • Has both public liability and volunteer personal accident insurance
  • Agrees to comply with the Code of Practice for Organisations Involving Volunteer Staff
  • Has a Volunteer Manager/Coordinator or a dedicated person to coordinate and support volunteers

If you are interested in membership with FNQ Volunteers Inc., please call us on (07) 4041 7400 or email us at

FNQ Volunteers Membership Brochure

Membership Application

FNQ Volunteers Inc. (FNQVI) seeks to fulfil its mission to support Members and the whole of the Far North Queensland Volunteering Sector by offering FREE MEMBERSHIP to volunteer involving organisations.

Please contact FNQ Volunteers Inc. on (07) 4041 7400 or email for further information on membership to complete Membership Forms.

FNQ Membership Expression of Interest Application

National Volunteer Standards

There are 8 National Volunteer Standards available here.

Rights and Responsibilities

Any individual who wishes to volunteer should be aware of their rights & responsibilities as a volunteer. FNQ Volunteers Inc. advises all members and volunteers of their rights and responsibilities.

Volunteers are a vital resource in any community organisation. Volunteering is about freedom of choice to work without monetary reward. However, volunteers can expect other rewards such as recognition for the work they do.

The volunteer contracts to perform a specific job with certain responsibilities and in return is entitled to certain rights.

Code of Practice

FNQ Volunteers Inc. works with the Code of Practice developed by Volunteering Australia through consultation with volunteer-involving Non-Government Organisation’s (NGO’s) and Volunteer Centres. The Code of Practice seeks to enhance the volunteers’ experience and comply with legislation and duty of care.

Model Code of Practice

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