Pay It Forward Day, 28 April 2018


‘Pay It Forward’ and what does it mean – an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor.                                                                         

So Saturday 28 April 2018 is the time to Pay It Forward to a complete stranger. It’s an awesome feeling to make someone’s day and then encourage them do it the same. It’s performing random acts of kindness that inspires others and creates a ripple effect of good-will and generosity.

Pay It Forward Day is a global initiative with over 80 countries participating in believing that a small act when multiplied by millions of people can change the world for the better. The aim is to inspire over 10 million acts of kindness around the world. Imagine what we can all achieve united in helping spread the world about this important day.

Ways to ‘Pay It Forward’:

  • Spend the day volunteering for your favourite charity
  • Shout a stranger a coffee at your local coffee shop
  • Buy a meal for the homeless
  • Donate to a charity or philanthropy
  • Hospital – buy flowers or chocolates for lonely patients or toys and books for children
  • Rainy Day – buy or share your umbrella with someone


 Volunteering Queensland offers the below opportunities where you can encourage and support Pay It Forward Day:-

342 Buddy for Hunter, Wynnum West

for FSG Australia

Hunter is a young man 19yrs who lives at Wynnum with his family. Hunter has Down Syndrome. He would like a buddy around the same age who is enthusiastic and positive and celebrates everyone's uniqueness. Hunter likes going to the beach, swimming, basketball, riding his bike, listening to music and going to church with his family. He has Mondays free and would really enjoy the company of another young man with whom he can share interests.

Starlight Family Fun Day Brisbane, Ascot, Qld

for Starlight Children's Foundation

The Starlight Children's Foundation " Starlight Family Fun Day" held at the Brisbane Racing Club Family Race Day is a family oriented fun day with funds raised on the day to go towards supporting Starlight! The 50-50 raffle will be held during the event. Tickets are sold to patrons throughout the racecourse during the event by roaming volunteers. Half of the proceeds will go to Starlight!

Radio Lollipop - Ward Visiting Volunteers, South Brisbane

for Radio Lollipop Queensland

We are about to commence our next intake of Volunteers for Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Mater Private Children's Hospital and Logan Children's Hospital. Do you have three hours to spare every week? Are you 18 years or over? Are you great with children? Radio Lollipop is an international children’s charity providing care, comfort, play and entertainment to sick children and their families in hospital. It is run 100% by local volunteers who coordinate and deliver fun play activities at children’s bedsides and in our playroom.

Mentor - Braking the Cycle Lang Park, Paddington Qld

for PCYC Qld

This position operates within the “Braking the Cycle program” and supports disadvantaged youth to complete their 100 driver hours which will enable them to achieve their provisional licence. The Mentor acts as a role model, to build confidence and resilience in the young people participating in the program.

Buddies Day Leader, Gympie, Qld

for St Vincent de Paul Society Qld

The life of a Queensland child is brightened by positive role models and a day of fun once a month. The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland operates the Buddies Day program, which aims to give children (aged 8-12 years) a cost-free, safe and enjoyable day out, away from the routines and influences of their normal home situation.

Story Dog Volunteer - Dog Team, Sunshine Beach, Qld

for Story Dogs

Volunteers and their dog visit a school of their choice once a week to provide reading support to selected Year 2 students.

The Deck Hub, Labrador, Qld

for FSG Australia

any day Monday to Sunday depending on volunteers availability, interests and skills. Saturday Night Zone 1pm to 9pm - bbq and youth focused activities.

Yoga Instructor, Southport, Qld

for U3A Gold Coast Inc

A qualified Yoga Instructor is required to lead a class of Seniors at U3A Gold Coast (Southport). This is a very popular class. Time required will be 2 hours per week, day to be decided.

Literacy for Everyone Tutors, Nundah, Qld

for Community Living Association

Literacy for Everyday is a literacy tutoring program that assists people with intellectual disabilities with basic, everyday literacy, numeracy and language skills. The program aims to enrich the lives of people with learning difficulties by enhancing their ability to participate in community life through better literacy and numeracy skills. The tutoring is tailored to what our clients want to learn to live their every day life.

SMILE SQUAD at Ronald McDonald House NQ, Townsville, Qld

for Ronald McDonald House North Qld

Ronald McDonald House NQ is a vibrant, busy organisation, working to support and strengthen families with seriously ill and injured children. We are looking for Volunteers to join our existing force of 'Everyday Super Heroes' in our NEW Family Room. We are looking for people with big smiles and bigger hearts to welcome guests into our new facility, purpose-built for their comfort.


More volunteering opportunities can be found on the Volunteering Queensland website at: