Ignite The Light – Volunteer Week with Firefly Initiative

During National Volunteer Week, the Firefly Initiative hosted an enlightening webinar that spotlighted the vital role of volunteers in enriching community life. Led by Courtney Smith and Darryl Vine, the session explored significant enhancements to the Firefly platform and outlined the future of volunteer engagement. Navigating New Horizons with Firefly 2.0 Courtney Smith introduced the […]

It’s time to Share Your Spare to Show You Care

In the realm of community service, the concept of reaping what you sow takes on a profound meaning. Firefly’s research highlights that sponsorship and philanthropy towards community organisations are worth billions of dollars. Yet, the greatest asset of these organisations — their volunteers—often remains an abstract thought.  Firefly envisions a community-connected market that supports volunteers […]

Is Celebrating Volunteers over One Week Enough?

Volunteerism is the heartbeat of countless communities, the selfless acts that often go unnoticed yet makes a significant impact. While National Volunteer Week shines a bright spotlight on our community heroes, it begs the question: is it a challenge to act upon and does it demonstrate our thanks enough?  Firefly believes that volunteers should be […]

Share Your Spare To Show You Care

In this newsletter:
An Amazing Firefly Volunteer – A volunteer worth the cheer – Abbie Williams
Awesome Rewards Supporting Volunteers – Who is supporting the community?
Monthly Feature
Everyday a Volunteer Celebration – Is one week of celebration enough?

Queensland Volunteering Awards 2024

On the morning of May 22, 2024, Brisbane City Hall was abuzz with excitement as the community gathered for the Queensland Volunteering Awards. The event celebrated the remarkable efforts of volunteers and organisations across Queensland, highlighting their commitment and spirit of service. It was a joyous occasion, marked by enthusiastic support for the nominees and […]

Celebrating the Spirit of Volunteerism: National Volunteer Week 2024

This National Volunteer Week, we raise 3 Cheers For Volunteers who dedicate their time and energy across various sectors, especially in sports. The Australian Sports Commission, in partnership with Volunteering Australia, takes immense pride in recognising these dedicated individuals who play a crucial role in enriching our communities. From coaching young athletes to organising community […]

Kintsugi Heroes: Celebrating Resilience Through the Art of Golden Joinery

Kintsugi Heroes, a unique organisation inspired by the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi, or “golden joinery,” helps individuals uncover their hidden value by sharing real-life stories of overcoming adversity. This month, Kintsugi Heroes is proud to offer a special resource to both the community and anyone seeking inspiration during challenging times. The Philosophy of KintsugiKintsugi, […]

Empowering Women: Fierce Females’ Commitment to Community and Volunteerism

Fierce Females Australia is dedicated to empowering women through a blend of empowerment workshops and self-defence programs. This nonprofit organisation focuses on equipping women with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead violence-free lives, using a holistic approach that integrates psychological insights and physical defence techniques. Their extensive range of services caters to various community […]