Happy National Volunteer Week to all the volunteers!

Did you know this week (16-22nd May), is National Volunteer Week? To celebrate National Volunteer week, Camp Quality recognises excellence in volunteering through the annual Gillard Awards. With the tremendous aid of their volunteers, Camp Quality brings positivity, fun and… Continue Reading >

Regeneration: Healing Our World Together

The latest IPCC climate report warns of the increasing risks of ecological disasters and losses. In Australia, we are already experiencing intensifying droughts, heatwaves, bushfires, storms and flood. The common threads lying behind these disasters is human destructions of our… Continue Reading >

Kindness Is Your Greatest Asset

Listening to a podcast recently where Hugh Mackay, a social psychologist and author of ‘The Kindness Revolution’, was being interviewed, he spoke about how humans are wired to be kind. He says “To be kind – always and to everyone –… Continue Reading >

Extraordinary Volunteer Recognised for 33 Years of Service

During National Volunteer week (17-23rd May) children’s cancer charity Camp Quality recognises excellence in Volunteering through the annual Gillard Award.  This year, Kim Anderson will be receiving not only the QLD state award but Camp Quality’s highest honour, the national… Continue Reading >

A Groundswell for Climate Action

Sally Gillespie While I do not live in a bushfire region, I frequently travel to the South Coast of NSW where the trauma of last year’s bushfires is palpable. As it is in numerous other places in Australia. Contributing to… Continue Reading >

Save your sanity when you’re too busy for ‘me-time’

Oh boy. When I put my hand up recently to volunteer at my son’s school, I didn’t quite realise what I was getting into. Don’t get me wrong, the community is terrific and I love being part of something bigger…. Continue Reading >

Gonna Get Myself Connected

It’s fair to say that a lot happened to me in the year that I turned 40. I got married, bought and moved into a house in the suburbs (on the opposite side of the city from where I was… Continue Reading >