How to volunteer or provide assistance

Residents wishing to support their community following this week’s flooding can make donations of money, goods, time and skills.

Volunteering is being managed by Volunteering Queensland and donations can made through GIVIT.

Mayor Terry James said there has already been hundreds of offers of assistance reflecting the incredible generosity of the community.

“People have been contacting us with offers of help, or turning up at our evacuation centres with food, blankets and other goods,” he said.

“We appreciate the offers, but it’s important that these are coordinated to make sure help can be prioritised in the right areas.

“While well-intended, unrequested donations can be a problem for recovery teams, who need to spend time receiving and storing the items, which may not be needed.”

GIVIT has opened an online portal for people wishing to donate money or goods to flood victims:

GIVIT portal

Publicly donated funds received by GIVIT will be used to purchase essential items and services to help people affected by flooding.

Those wishing to donate goods, should visit the portal to see the list of requested items.

Volunteering Queensland is coordinating offers of time, skills and experience to help in the clean-up.

If you wish to help, register your interest with Volunteering Queensland.

Volunteering Queensland

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