ICV’s new Cairns office brings benefits to Indigenous communities in far north QLD
Opening a new office in far north QLD will enable a trusted national Australian charity focussed solely on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to extend its reach to local and regional communities.
Indigenous Community Volunteers’ (ICV) new Cairns office was formally opened on Tuesday 24th April at The Conservatory, Suite 9, 12-14 Lake Street, Cairns.
CEO Stephanie Harvey said the Cairns office gives ICV an important regional presence in far north QLD, and will deliver numerous benefits for local and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“ICV is an organisation that prides itself on being part of the community. Our new office is a place where community can drop in, have a yarn and we can work together to help them achieve their goals,” Ms Harvey said.
The uniqueness of ICV’s model for helping communities achieve their human and community development goals is based entirely on a community-owned and driven approach.
“Our new Cairns office will allow us to spend more time working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout urban, rural and remote far north QLD.”
It will help us better understand the people who make up our community and allow us to collaborate more effectively with other local and regional organisations and agencies working to address those needs,” Ms Harvey said. ICV empowers communities to take control of their own futures by providing access to high quality, skilled volunteers in areas where opportunities are often limited.