News tagged with Volunteer

COTA Energy Advocacy Project – Ensuring older Australians have a strong voice

 

The COTA Energy Advocacy Project is a project involving COTA organisations in each of the National Energy Market jurisdictions. It aims to contribute to a better deal for older energy consumers by developing and supporting a knowledgeable group of energy advocates who can represent the views, experiences and needs of older Australians in formal consumer forums. The national project was funded by a grant provided by Energy Consumers Australia. ...

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Commonwealth Games Volunteers

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will require up to 15,000 volunteers to help deliver the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade.

Volunteers will experience a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be part of a priceless legacy, delivering unforgettable moments for up to 1.5 million spectators.

Volunteers will also undergo training by TAFE Queensland, Queensland’s largest vocational education provider.

  • Applications open from 9am AEST, Monday 6 February
  • Apply online via www.gc2018.com/volunteer
  • Be available during Games time from 4 – 15
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Puppy training program offers seniors a new ‘leash’ on life

 

 

Guide Dogs Queensland are calling for more volunteers, particularly seniors, to sign up for their Puppy Raising Program ahead of the New Year, with up to 20 new pups looking for temporary homes.

Disability Services and Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said Puppy Raisers were top of Guide Dogs Queensland’s Christmas wish list, with two new litters expected to ¬arrive at the Bald Hills Breeding and Training Centre before Christmas, generating demand for up to 20 new carers for 2017.… Read the rest

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National Volunteer Week

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National Volunteer Week, 9 – 15 May 2016, is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you.

It is through the generosity of COTA Queensland’s volunteers that we are able to connect with the community, facilitate peer education sessions, plan and coordinate events, bring about changes in policy, and have effective governance in our organisation.  All of which supports us in … Read the rest

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Radio COTA – We’re live!

 

COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland is the Seniors Peak giving older Queenslanders a voice on issues that affect them.

 “Today we launched Radio COTA, a weekly podcast focused on topical and relevant information for older Queenslanders”

“In the first episode we inform listeners about the history, present and future of COTA Queensland and also explore Age-friendly Cities and Communities with Dr Kathleen Brasher, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group, Global Network Age-friendly Cities and

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A new RADIO service for seniors 

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Wednesday 16 February 2016

A new RADIO service for seniors

COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland is the Seniors Peak giving older Queenslanders a voice on issues that affect them.

“We are very excited to be launching Radio COTA, a weekly podcast focused on topical and relevant information for older Queenslanders” said COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans.

Radio COTA will be hosted by media veteran Andy Neil and can be accessed through any mobile device or computer.… Read the rest

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Live Happy Give Happy

 

This May 11-17 is National Volunteer Week.  Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you to the more than six million Australians who volunteer.

It is through the generosity of COTA Queensland’s volunteers that we are able to connect with the community, facilitate peer education sessions, plan and coordinate events, bring about changes in … Read the rest

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