Support for Volunteers
  • Last updated:
  • 17 Oct 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 

Volunteer Training Opportunities

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

Training Opportunity Date Time Location Contact
Lifeline SafeTALK Workshop
28 October 9.30 am  - 12.30 pm (sign in from 9 am) Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Susan Griffith 5456 7030
Building Active Communities Workshops Various Various Noosa, Tewantin and Nambour 13 74 68
Queensland Council of Social Service - Water Literacy Workshops 21 November 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. Free with morning tea and lunch provided Lake Kawana Community Centre Online Booking or phone 3004 6901
Treasurers networking afternoon[1388KB] and panel discussion 24 October 1.30 - 3.30 pm including afternoon tea. RSVP by 20 October Woombye School of Arts Main Hall, 1 - 3 Hill Street, Woombye Ana on 0407 165 308 or

Volunteer Celebrations

International Volunteers Day - Volunteer Thank You Brunch, Celebrating Youth in Volunteering 

Come along to the free Sunshine Coast Volunteer Thank You Brunch to celebrate all the achievements and hard work of our community volunteers.

Date: International Volunteers Day, Monday 5 December 2017

Time: 9 am registration for 10 am start

Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre

Register now