Arthritis Queensland's Arthritis Ambassadors help raise awareness of arthritis through our Community Speaker Program.

Arthritis Ambassadors are trained volunteer speakers with a first-hand experience of living with arthritis or caring for a loved one with arthritis, and are passionate about helping all Queenslanders become more arthritis aware.

Our Ambassadors provide free presentations to  community groups, workplaces  and organisations which go for approximately 40 minutes and discuss:

  • what arthritis is,
  • impacts of arthritis,
  • risk factors for arthritis, and
  • the different ways arthritis can be prevented or managed.

Ambassadors also share their story of living with arthritis, and can provide resources for attendees to help them learn more about arthritis. 

Arthritis Ambassadors are currently available to provide presentations in the Greater Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions, however we welcome expressions of interest from community groups or interested speakers outside of these areas. 

Request a Speaker

To request a speaker for your group, please complete and submit the below Speaker Request Form, so we can get in touch with you to arrange an Arthritis Ambassador for your group. 

Please note, Arthritis Ambassadors will need access to a computer or laptop with screen projector. If you are unable to provide access to this equipment, please note this in the below form. 

Speaker Request Form:

Group Name
Group Contact Person
Contact Details
Date Required (Preference 1)
Date Required (Preference 2)
Venue Comments
No. of Attendees
Other Comments

Become a Community Speaker

Arthritis Ambassadors are volunteers who deliver engaging and informative presentations to community groups. To be eligible to become an Arthritis Ambassador, applicants must:

  • have lived with arthritis for a minimum of two years;
  • attend training, in addition to Arthritis Queensland's standard volunteer application and interview process; and
  • be willing to share their personal experience of living with arthritis. 

View our Current Volunteer Opportunities for more information and to apply.