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VCNM / VEXPO March 2018

The latest Volunteer Coordinator’s Meeting was help on 21 March 2018 at Red Cross Well-being Centre Cairns.

The meeting was opened by Services Coordinator Oni Vuniyaro, and he welcomed everyone along.

Point of reference were made to:

  • National Volunteers Week this year being 21-28 May.
    FNQ Volunteers have their celebrations on Thursday 24 May.
  • Nominations for new and old members are now open.

FNQVI Chair Annette Sheppard facilitated the workshop.

  • Introductions around the room were made by attendees:
    • TTFNQ – Wayne
    • Cancer Foundation – Tina
    • Red Cross – Linda
    • OzHarvest – Crystal
    • Couch – Michael
    • Pyjama Foundation – Liz
    • St John’s Community Care – Vanessa
    • Benevolent Society – Melissa
    • FNQ Volunteers – Annette, Judy, Rosemary,Cathy, Sandra
    • TAFE Work Experience Student – Susan
  • First VEXPO held in November 2016
  • This years VEXPO 29th July 2018   9am- 3pm
  • Feedback re first expo – Wayne TTFNQ stated obtained 4 quality volunteers
  • Tina from Cancer council stated there was a need to build up event and noted that Relay for Life on at same time
  • More exposure ie radio and tv advertising is required
  • We want to make it a celebration in bringing the community together
  • Looking at approximately 50 participants
  • Targeting new recruits eg sporting, cultural, ethnic, recreational, artistic NFP organisations
  • Flyers and posters to be distributed – Annette stated she will get to these to organisations by the end of March (tentative)
  • Performances and live demonstrations
  • Incentive prizes for lucky draw – would every organisation like to donate a prize?

Q & A session:

  • Form to be created for potential volunteer info on the day for referral to member organisations.
  • Entertainment
  • Cooking displays
  • Tropical fruit tasting

Australian Red Cross Javier  discussed and invited all attendees to a celebration session – Happy Cafe.

 

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