Support for Volunteers
  • Last updated:
  • 07 Aug 2017

The Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 was adopted by council in June 2015. It includes a commitment to strengthen the substantial contribution made by volunteers and volunteer organisations on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Volunteer Sector Reference Group

The Sunshine Coast Volunteer Sector Reference Group brings together people with varied experience and expertise across different aspects of the volunteer sector, to guide the development and implementation of the 2016 – 2018 Volunteer Sector Action Plan. 

The reference group will work with council to provide feedback and advice on matters relating to:

  • volunteers / volunteering on the Sunshine Coast
  • the 2016 – 2018 Volunteer Sector Action Plan
  • Sunshine Coast Council’s target rate of 25 per cent community participation in volunteering.

If your organisation is interested in being a representative on the Volunteer Sector Reference Group, please email commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au 

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Council supports and delivers a range of volunteer training opportunities throughout the year. 

Training Opportunity Date Time Location Contact
Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program  25 September 8.15 am - 5 pm University of the Sunshine Coast Steve Paulsen, 07 3338 9265
Building Active Communities Workshops Various Various Noosa, Tewantin and Nambour 13 74 68
Learn more about the Aged Care System 12 October 10 am - 1 pm, includes morning tea and lunch. RSVP essential Maleny Community Hall, 23 Maple Street Sundale on 5450 4444
Learn more about the Aged care System 15 November 10 am - 1 pm, includes morning tea and lunch. RSVP essential Buderim Tavern, 81 Burnett Street Sundale 5450 4444