Resilience Week

  • EV on show for Get Ready Queensland

    On 12 October as part of Resilience Week 2015, we attended the Get Ready Queensland Pop-Up Town in Reddacliff Place, Brisbane to promote Emergency Volunteering.

  • Resilience Week 2014 Recap

    Now in its third year, Resilience Week encourages the community to prepare for disasters and learn more about what you need to know to survive an emergency.

    It's all about being informed, making connections and taking action so we can bounce forward as a more resilient country.

  • Emergency Volunteering CREW Animation

    To mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction today and the start of Resilience Week we are proud to present an animation that explains our Emergency Volunteering (EV) CREW service.

  • Living with disability and disasters

    Today, the first day of Resilience Week 2013, is also the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction. This year’s theme is ‘Living with Disability and Disasters’, a topic with the potential to affect all of us at some point in our lives.  More than 4 million Australians currently live with a disability, some of the most underrepresented citizens when it comes to disaster resilience, response and recovery.

  • Resilience Week Blog: Friday

    This special ‘resilience’ edition of the bi-annual ‘Innovate’ Research Bulletin has been compiled as a part of Volunteering Queensland’s ongoing research and stakeholder engagement with the aim of broadening the conversation and sharing learnings.

    It explores a range of issues and questions that arise when considering community resilience and provides a range of approaches and case studies of different projects that have been successful in building community resilience in communities across Queensland, Australia and abroad.

  • Resilience Week Blog: Thursday

    It was exciting to hear that corporates are willing and able to leave competition at the door when it comes to discussing how we can build business resilience together. Potentially sharing intelligence and technologies to assist government and community in responding and recovering more quickly from disasters.

  • Resilience Week Blog: Wednesday

    Wednesday saw the launch of Disasters: Know Your Role - an exciting resource that brings the Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements to the community in an accessible and interactive way. 

  • Resilience Week Blog: Monday

    To kick off Resilience Week, Volunteering Queensland's Leadership Coordinator blogs about her experiences facilitating the Resilience Leadership Project across Queensland.

    I have had the pleasure of delivering the Resilience Leadership Project in over ten locations across Queensland over the past year and a half. In each location I have met an inspiring group of community members who are genuinely interested in learning more about what they can do to help their community prepare, mitigate, respond and recover from natural disasters.

    I can honestly say that this past year and a half has been an incredibly humbling and enlightening journey and I feel a great sense of hope knowing that in every pocket of our state are good people who are willing to be proactive and get involved with their community.