“GO PURPLE” – Epilepsy Awareness Day, 26 March 2018


“GO PURPLE” is the international colour for epilepsy and we are encouraging all Queenslanders to wear purple on Monday 26 March 2018. Purple Day is celebrated throughout the world to dispel the myths surrounding epilepsy by raising awareness in a positive way.

Epilepsy is a condition of the brain, not a mental illness. It is a neurological disorder that causes nerve cell activity in the brain to become disrupted, resulting in seizures, unusual behaviour and loss of consciousness. 

By raising awareness we hope to bring the facts about seizures to the forefront and to remove the stigma attached to the disease and replace it with education and community support.

You can show your support for Epilepsy Awareness Day by wearing purple – get creative with purple headbands, purple shoelaces, purple t-shirts, purple earrings – the possibilities are endless! Organise a fundraising event at your school, with friends or at work. Or simply host a morning or afternoon tea and make a difference to someone’s life whilst making new friends at the same time!

For more information about how you can support PURPLE DAY, please see the Epilepsy Australia website.


Volunteering Queensland offers the below opportunities where you can support families and your community:-

Develop WALK for Epilepsy 2018 Event Plan, Location Anywhere

for Epilepsy Association ACT Inc

This will include: Event/Operations Plan, Risk Management Plan and Stakeholder Consultation and Dealing with National Capital Authority.

ORCA Volunteers, Albany Creek

for Wesley Mission Queensland

Wesley Mission Queensland's QRCA Project is looking for volunteers to assist us to build meaningful connections for young post school adults with disabilities in the community with a focus on training, work experience and ultimately employment.

Mackay - Administration Volunteer, Mackay

for Life Stream Australia

Life Stream Australia is a disability service provider assisting people with an intellectual disability to have lives with choice. With the transition to the NDIS in Mackay the office is looking for a volunteer to help with the administrative side of the operation of their services.

Youthful Fun Assistant, Coolangatta

for Blue Care Southern Gold Coast

We are looking for someone who enjoys helping our disabled youth group get out and about and have a heap of fun on Saturday. ( Monthly) 8.30am - 4pm.

Disability Employment Services Ambassador, Various Locations

for Epic Employment Services

This Volunteer Role (DES) reports to the Regional Coordinator (RC). The purpose of the role is to assist individuals with disability, mental illness, injury or health conditions to maintain sustainable employment in the open labour market. The Volunteer will provide person centred assistance that will vary depending on the individual needs of each participant to achieve greater social inclusion through workforce participation and training.


More volunteering opportunities can be found on the Volunteering Queensland website at: volunteeringqld.org.au