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Get involved – People

There are many ways you can help achieve our vision for People. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.

Individuals and families

  • Share your love of reading by volunteering at your local school or library.
  • Participate in kindergarten and prep-class adopt-a-grandparent programs.
  • Make your voice heard in the community by sharing your knowledge and ideas.
  • Assist elderly members of your community—give them a lift to an appointment, offer to do their grocery shopping, or share a meal with them.
  • Listen to the stories and learn from the wisdom of our elders.
  • Volunteer as a mentor in your community or profession.


  • Nominate a local hero for recognition to your Member of Parliament.
  • Interview long-time residents to record the community’s history and share this with your local council.
  • Involve seniors and the least advantaged in community activities and celebrations.
  • Coordinate a street party to make newcomers feel welcome in the community.
  • Encourage innovative thinkers and diversity in your neighbourhood.
  • Share your knowledge and expertise by helping a local community group.

Business and industry

  • Employ mature age workers for the skills, experience and mentoring they offer to businesses.
  • Take advantage of government incentives to upskill and employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and seniors.
  • Provide work experience opportunities to help ready young people for the workforce.
  • Support the unemployed by offering free or low cost training and mentoring opportunities.
  • Invite guest speakers to connect your employees with other bright minds.
  • Invest in your people—provide them with training and support them to experiment and innovate.  
  • Support your employees to volunteer in the local community.


  • Ensure facilities and services can be accessed by everyone including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, seniors, migrants and people with disabilities.
  • Encourage people to take pride in their cities and towns and join in community clean-up programs.
  • Recognise and celebrate community achievers through government websites and newsletters.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for innovators to connect with business and industry to turn ideas into action.
  • Promote training and employment opportunities that attract bright minds to our communities.
  • Provide a range of initiatives to promote wellbeing, participation and safety of older Queenslanders.
  • Work with local communities to offer free or low cost activities for seniors so they can remain active.

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Last updated
7 April, 2016

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