“Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.”

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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.

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

Grants Still Available

Major Grants Open now - closes 7 March 2016

Minor Grants Open 7 March 2016 - closes 4 May 2016

Environment Levy Grants Open now - closes 7 March 2016

Regional Arts Development Fund - Currently Open RADF expression of interest (EOIs) and applications are open year-round and can be submitted at any time.

For closing dates, program guidelines, eligibility criteria and online application forms click here

vsc_hand_favicon2016 Community Training Program!

Volunteering Sunshine Coast provides Community Training Program available for community groups, organisations and individuals throughout the Sunshine Coast region. Volunteering Sunshine Coast offers customised and in house training to suit your organisation.  If you are interested in affordable customised workshops or workshops delivered at your own venue, please contact our office, on 5443 8256 or training@volunteeringsc.org.au.

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News updates

VOLUNTEER organisations from the across the Coast have joined forces with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson to develop a united vision for the future at the inaugural Volunteer Sector Forum at Lake Kawana Community Centre.

“Council will continue to recognise and show appreciation for the substantial and ongoing contribution made by volunteers and voluntary groups to our community and our way of life here on the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.

The benefits of volunteering are very significant and include improving your health and wellbeing, meeting new friends, helping others and being part of something that makes a … Read more…

Volunteering Sunshine Coast joins with MP Fiona Simpson and INSPIRE Connecting Communities to support SUNSHINE COAST INSPIRING WOMEN AWARDS.

The unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community will receive the recognition they deserve thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of sponsors who are seeking to honour the many local women who make a difference in our world.


Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today … Read more…

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Sunshine Coast Council is hosting a regional Volunteer Sector Forum on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Volunteers and volunteer organisations are invaluable contributors to our community and we are committed to working with the community to grow volunteering across the Sunshine Coast … Read more…

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Here’s a must-visit-website for everyone with an interest in Volunteering. The lastest story (at time of posting this) shows the silent significance of volunteering around the … Read more…

Hon. Fiona Simpson MP joins with Volunteering Sunshine Coast to celebrate National Volunteer Week

On Friday 15th May, we celebrated National Volunteer Week.  Take a few moments to join with our patron, the Hon. Fiona Simpson MP, our CEO Cheryl Harris and many praise-worthy volunteers in this short video visit to our celebration event at the Mooloolabah Bowls Club.

Have a look at our new YouTube video on volunteering.

Suite 17, Dalton Centre, 1 Newspaper Place, (cnr Dalton Drive) Maroochydore 4558

Phone No:  07 5443 8256 email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

OUR NEW LOCATION is at the premises of Sustainable Partnerships Australia.


Nominations closed! Awards to be announced in February

Gala Presentation Dinner

to be held on Saturday 27th February at 6.30pm



Volunteering Sunshine Coast provises training workshops for local Voluntary Organisations

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 emergency volunteering


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...
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