join an auxiliary
If you haven’t served, you can still volunteer to help our Defence family through the RSL Queensland Council of Auxiliaries.
The word 'auxiliary' means extra power or resource – and there's no doubt our RSL Women's and Citizens' Auxiliaries are a force to be reckoned with! Our Auxiliaries are groups of volunteers who work closely with their local Sub Branches, raising funds and providing extra resources.
- Women's Auxiliaries have existed since World War I, when the female relatives of returned service men raised much-needed funds to buy land, buildings and furnishings to establish RSL Sub Branches. Any female relative of a current or ex-serving Defence member is welcome to join an RSL Women's Auxiliary. Current or ex-serving female personnel can also join, and an Auxiliary can also choose by resolution to admit any female member of the community.
- People in the non-Defence community who would like to volunteer their time can join an RSL Citizens' Auxiliary. Citizens' Auxiliaries are open to any member of the community, including children between the ages of 12 and 18.