RACQ volunteers are a force for good across Queensland


In celebration of National Volunteer Week, RACQ is honouring the remarkable efforts of its volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and skills to making a difference in the Queensland community.

Since RACQ’s Community Assistance Projects launched in 2016, more than 33,000 volunteer hours have been dedicated to supporting communities from the outback to the coast. 

The Community Assistance Projects were introduced to provide practical on-the-ground support to Queenslanders impacted by natural disasters and have flourished thanks to the unwavering commitment of its volunteers.

RACQ Foundation Manager Bridgette Muller said the Club’s volunteer force has evolved over the years to meet the needs of the Queensland community. 

“Our first project took place in Longreach, which had been impacted by years of drought and hardship, as our roadside assistance employees volunteered their mechanical expertise to repair equipment on local farms,” she said.

“Since then, 663 volunteers have proudly helped 52 community groups and 160 family-owned farms or stations affected by severe weather events across Queensland.

“Our volunteer force has now expanded to include RACQ employees across the business, volunteer trades and dedicated community members known as ‘friends of the foundation’.

“The volunteers complete a range of important work in the community including planting vegetation, repairing generators and solar panels, providing technical support, as well as general maintenance work such as building repairs, painting, fencing and gardening.

“We are so grateful to our volunteers for their dedication to being a force for good in the community, making our neighbourhoods safer, stronger and more resilient.”

One of RACQ’s most dedicated friends of the foundation, Albert Budworth, has volunteered at 20 community initiatives across the State. 
Starting out his career with RACQ as a Patrol Officer in 1975, once Albert retired, he chose to continue giving back to the community as an RACQ volunteer.

Albert said volunteering on so many projects and making connections with people has been a rewarding experience.

"Volunteering is my way of giving back and making an impact. It's a privilege to be able to use my time and mechanical skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” he said. 

"The sense of community and camaraderie among volunteers is what I love. We can achieve so much more together than we could ever do alone."

 Volunteer Impact 

Number of volunteers


Hours volunteered


Number of farmers assisted


Number of community groups assisted


Machinery serviced/repaired


Fencing completed in KM


Rooms painted


Gardens established


Trades projects


Vegetation planted


To find out more about RACQ Foundation, visit: RACQ Foundation | RACQ

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