Volunteers can do almost anything on the planet

FNQ Volunteers Inc. welcomes your interest in volunteering.

FNQ Volunteers is the main organisation in Far North Queensland that formally connects individuals and the community to volunteering opportunities. We offer potential volunteers a selection of voluntary positions listed with a variety of registered and approved community organisations across the Far North Queensland region. Volunteers bring enthusiasm, energy, added skills and talents. Volunteering gives you hands on experience and provides opportunities to develop new skills and connect with your community or neighbourhood.

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Referrals in Person

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  • Contact FNQ Volunteers Inc. to make an appointment for an interview. Interviews can be in person at our office OR by phone if you live outside the local area of Cairns City
  • One of our friendly Volunteer Referral Officers will discuss your interests and skills. These are then matched with suitable volunteer positions available
  • The Referral Officer will contact the Volunteer Coordinator at a member organisation to set up an appointment to discuss the details of the volunteer position
  • A position description and a letter of introduction will be provided to take to the interview with the organisation
  • Once accepted for the position, the volunteer and the coordinator then decide on rostered days and hours to commence your volunteering
  • FNQ Volunteers follow up with every volunteer and the volunteer coordinator on a regular basis
Volunteers don’t get paid… not becuase they are worthless but because they are priceless! - Sherry Anderson
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What can volunteers do?

Volunteers provide many valuable services for community organisations in Far North Queensland for example:

  • Providing administration assistance
  • Acting as community resource speakers
  • Assisting on management committees
  • Serving as mentors to young people by providing positive adult role models
  • Helping to improve children’s reading skills
  • Lending support to schools
  • Fundraising to support services in the community
  • Protecting the environment
  • Mentoring young people
  • Emergency services
  • Festivals and events
  • Members of Boards or Management Committees
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Working with not-for-profit community organisations throughout Far North Queensland, volunteers assist in:

  • Providing adminSchools
  • Family Welfare Support Services ie; children, youth, migrant and aged services
  • Animal Welfare
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Art Galleries
  • Community Theatre
  • Environment
  • Tourism
  • Health
  • Emergency Services
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