Country Idealist Profiles

Queensland (Aus) – Value of Volunteerism

In Queensland, the total value of volunteering continues to grow, from almost $10 billion in 2000 to more than $16 billion in 2004. This represents an additional 11.2 per cent of Queensland’s Gross State Product and equates to volunteers providing a volume of work equivalent to an additional 387,000 jobs in 2004.3 These figures highlight the important contribution that volunteers make to Queensland’s society.


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