We all contribute in many different ways to local communities and economies.

But sometimes it can be difficult to find a way to feel part of a community. And sometimes it can be hard to know how to welcome people in.

We can all create opportunities for people to feel valued and welcome whether it's into local neighbourhoods, sporting clubs, community groups, cultural events, school community or workplace.

The following stories highlight some of the practical ways people are contributing to inclusion and belonging in Queensland communities.