Support for Volunteers
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Apr 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

There is a range of training opportunities available to volunteers:

Training   Date and time  Location  Cost   Bookings
The Changing Face of Volunteering Forum for community group executives and board members. 11 May 9am to 12 noon CQU Campus, 90 Goodchap St, Noosaville Free Book online by 5 May 2017
Social Media Training Module One
This module will show you the best way to use social media to suit your organisation. It will explain the social media networks and how to get the most from them.
11 May
 9.30 - 10.30am
Lake Kawana Community Centre Free Book online 
Social Media Training Module Two
This module will build on from module one. Learn how to tie your social media campaigns to your website, how to attract followers, how to post and how to share interesting content.
July - date to be advised Lake Kawana Community Centre Free Book online