The National Calendar | Do Something!
Do Something's guide to community events

01 Nov -
30 Nov

Lung Health Awareness Month

Lung Health Awareness Month

Ever completed a Lung Health Test? November is Lung Health Awareness Month and the perfect time to think about what you can do for your lungs. Visit the Australian Lung Foundation website to see how healthy your lungs are today.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

Movember

Movember

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces across the country. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, with a specific focus on prostate cancer and depression in men.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month - the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write their very own novel in a month, supported by write-in events at coffee shops, bookstores, and libraries around the country. You don't have to be in the game of constructing a literary masterpiece - whatever your genre, the idea is simply to get creative.

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15 Nov -
21 Dec

Schoolies Week

Schoolies Week

A week long holiday celebrated by high school graduates, Schoolies is celebrated in coastal tourist destinations around Australia and overseas. Dates vary from state to state based on when school ends for grade 12's. See the Schoolies website for volunteer opportunities helping keep schoolies safe.

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01 Nov -
25 Dec

Operation Santa

Operation Santa

The UnitingCare Christmas Appeal, Operation Santa, has been a gift giving campaign, offering support to disadvantaged people of all ages. The campaign is launched in all Target and Target Country stores in early November through December each year and aims to make Christmas more special for the thousands of Australians who, for various reasons, are unable.

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11 Nov -
31 Dec

DineSmart

DineSmart

Dine Out...Help Out. For the 6 weeks before Christmas, DineSmart asks you to dine out at participating restaurants and leave a $2 or more donation on your bill. 100% of your donation will go to fund small grassroots homeless projects in local communities where restaurants operate. It's a simple way for us to support the critical work of these smaller charities.

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30 Nov

Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day encourages all consumers to put down their wallets and buy nothing for a whole day. On this day, you can take the challenge to think about the necessity of your purchases and help combat needless consumerism.

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01 Dec

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is one of the most globally recognised events of the year. World AIDS Day is celebrated across Australia to raise awareness in the community about the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

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02 Dec

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Join the United Nations this December 2nd to help fight the fight against contemporary forms of slavery. While slavery is often recognised as an institution confined to history, bonded labor and trafficking continues to affect millions globally.

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03 Dec

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day aiming to promote and support those who experience disability. The day also looks to increase awareness of the need for integration of people with disabilities in every aspect of life.

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05 Dec

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is about recognising the contribution made by volunteers to communities around the world. IVD is celebrated with thousands of volunteers getting involved in a range of events all aimed at highlighting the role of volunteers in their communities.

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07 Dec

International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day promotes the importance of Civil Aviation in both the social and economic development of nations around the word. With airline safety a topic of much current attention, this day highlights the vital requirements for safety, efficiency and regularity in international air transport.

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09 Dec

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day

Each year corruption accounts for mammoth losses to GDP around the world. International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise public awareness of corruption and the need for business will-power to promote promote accountability and transparency.

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10 Dec

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Every day human rights defenders work to end discrimination in all it's forms. Established in 1950, Human Rights Day celebrates the anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the first global enunciation of human rights and is recognised by human rights campaigners around the world.

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11 Dec

International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day

Did you know that more than half the world's fresh water originates in mountains? International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.

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When:
08:00am - 08:00am
Access:
Disabled parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
0408068763
Email:
kmacrae@lifesaving.com.au
More:
http://www.lifesaving.com.au/littlelifesavers/

15 Dec -
19 Dec

Little Lifesavers

Little Lifesavers

Our core challenges in North Queensland are dangerous marine creatures, so in addition to general water safety and surf skills, the program provides educational activities on jellyfish and crocodiles. A highlight of our program is that we teach our Little Lifesavers CPR, and if they are too young, we educate them on how to instruct others, such as older children or adults, to perform CPR.

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18 Dec

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day

Migration is a positive and empowering experience and contributes to both economical growth and human development. For many people, however, migration will bring human rights violations and exploitation. International Migrants Day supports the protection of the fundamental rights of all persons, regardless of their migration status, as guaranteed by international law.

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20 Dec

International Human Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day

Pay too much attention to the daily news cycle and it's easy to begin thinking there's more that divides global communities than unites them. Launched in 2006, International Human Solidarity Day celebrates a concept which has defined the work of the United Nations and is indispensable in the realisation of successful international relationships this century.

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26 Dec

National Leftovers Day

National Leftovers Day

To combat the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of food thrown away over the Christmas and New Year period, make sure you cut down on Christmas waste this year by reusing and correctly storing your leftover Christmas treats. As well as making the most of leftovers, Australians can also reduce their festive food impact on their wallet by sticking to their shopping lists & budget!

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26 Dec -
01 Jan

Festive Recycling

Festive Recycling

Between Christmas and New Year, Australians produce more recycling than any other time. For that reason Planet Ark and Australia Post are encouraging everyone to be clean and green this festive period. There are heaps of simple things you can do to have a fun during the green festive season - just check out the website for details.

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