Welcome

Volunteering Sunshine Coast is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to building the local community sector on the Sunshine Coast. We have more than 150 community organisations as members, and offer assistance to the broader volunteer community.

We started 2014 with the launch of our new interactive website, which was a voluntary initiative and designed by Team Default, students from Central Queensland University as part of their degree in Multi Media Studies. Volunteering Sunshine Coast acknowledges and expresses its sincere appreciation for all the hard work contributed by this creative and dedicated team of professionals.

As you explore the features incorporated in this site, we hope we will successfully answer all your questions regarding the rewarding world of volunteering.

Check out our Opportunities page for available volunteer listings!

Have a look at our new YouTube video on volunteering.


News updates

There is a growing recognition that those who lead community organisations face significantly different challenges than their predecessors. These include technological changes, new models of service delivery and funding models, greater … Read more…

The IAVE World Volunteer Conference being hosted by Australia in September has released its conference program, including the lineup of keynote speakers.

The program addresses volunteering in capacity building, in building corporate and … Read more…

In any organisation, large, small or Not for Profit, employees are the company’s greatest resource, yet their wellbeing, motivation and engagement is often overlooked by management, writes Tony Delaney, CEO of staff recognition … Read more…

An Indigenous leader has called on the community sector to reconfigure the way it works together, in the opening keynote address at this year’s ACOSS National Conference in Brisbane.

June Oscar, CEO of Marniniwarntikura Women’s Resource … Read more…

The temptation to replace paid staff with volunteers is on the table when Not for Profits are thinking about budget savings says Sue Noble, CEO of Volunteering Victoria, who offers a number of principles for Not for Profits to consider in … Read more…

The rapid development of the social enterprise community in Australia has seen the emergence of a plethora of networking opportunities for social entrepreneurs, from conferences and incubator programs to … Read more…

Come along on 6 June and celebrate Caloundra Community Centre’s first year in the centre. You are invited to join them for some food, activities and learn about their different services.

Time: 10am – 3pm

Address: 58A Queen St, … Read more…

IAVE’s World and Youth Conference comes to the Gold Coast in September 2014. The program addresses volunteering in capacity building, in building corporate and social responsibility in employee volunteering and inter-sector collaboration, … Read more…

No matter what industry you work in or what kind of managerial or leadership role you hold, there is always room for improvement. Continuing to grow as a leader means acquiring the skills needed to motivate and inspire your team to achieve … Read more…

As National Volunteer Week enters its 25th year, Brett Williamson OAM, CEO Volunteering Australia, looks at how volunteering has evolved in Australia.

This week … Read more…

As Australia celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week peak body, Volunteering Australia says it’s time to challenge long held assumptions of what constitutes volunteering in Australia … Read more…

Embracing commercial best practices can take Not for Profits from good to great, writes Westpac Social Sector Banking’s National Marketing Manager Lali Wiratunga.

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any … Read more…

Volunteering Sunshine Coast will join thousands of organisations around the nation to mark the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week in Australia from 12-18 May.

This year’s campaign theme ‘Celebrate the power of … Read more…

Building an effective board is a key challenge faced by social startups and skill diversity may be the solution, according to Alan Castleman of the Board Advisory Group.

Diversity is one of those ‘in’ words … Read more…

Nine out of 10 Not for Profit organisations have no guarantee of Federal Government funding for key services beyond June this year and more than 60 per cent are having to let staff go due to the uncertainty, results from a … Read more…

Contact us:
6/96 Aerodrome Road
Maroochydore Qld 4575
Phone: (07) 5443 8256
E: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

Events calendar

 

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Futuring Volunteer Management

At Volunteering Queensland’s forum in May 2013 volunteer managers contributed what they believed were the defining trends, challenges, best practices and critical changes facing volunteering, as well as experiences and ideas to strengthen volunteering for the future. Download the report.

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Introduction to event management

Want to know more about using volunteers for your next event? Check out Volunteering Queensland’s video series covering great tips for effectively recruiting and managing event volunteers.


Be prepared

Visit the Emergency Volunteering website

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Leadership

Community leadership is critical to ensuring healthy, sustainable and fair communities. Volunteering Queensland aims to provide leaders with a range of practical resources and tools, designed specifically for working in community settings. Find out more…


resource central

Practical tools, templates and information sheets to help you effectively manage volunteers. Find out more…


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