“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 Opening Soon

Major Grants 1 February 2016
Environment Levy Grants 1 February 2016
Minor Grants 7 March 2016
RADF – Currently Open
For closing dates, program guidelines, eligibility criteria and online application forms click here

A series of free Grant Information Sessions featuring tips on grant writing for not-for-profit groups will be held on the following dates in February 2016:
(click on the link to book your preferred session)

15 February 10 am – 12 pm – Eumundi School of Arts Hall
15 February 5.30 pm – 7 pm – 
Caloundra Committee of Services to the Ageing Hall
16 February 10 am – 12 pm – Maleny Community Centre
17 February 9.30 am – 11.30 am – Beerwah Library
17 February 5 pm – 6.30 pm – Lake Kawana Community Centre
18 February 10 am – 12 pm – Buderim War Memorial Hall

These sessions will provide information on Council’s funding programs including details on The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The sessions will also feature useful information on grant writing and seeking grants from other funding providers.


Here’s something quick and easy you can do NOW!

Your Social Media vote can help us
win a donation worth more than $50,000.

Help us #UpgradeYourWorldAU and do more to help volunteering on the Sunshine Coast. Volunteering Sunshine Coast has the chance to win $50,000 USD and technology and support from Microsoft. Public voting will determine the winner so please vote for us each day using #UpgradeYourWorldAU and #Vote.
For more information, visit UpgradeYourWorld

Help us do great things.   Vote for us on Twitter:
tag us @Volunteering_SC using hashtags #UpgradeYourWorldAU #Vote.

vsc_hand_faviconOur New Community Training Program!

Volunteering Sunshine Coast has established an extensive 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 Australia has just announced an important national survey – make your opinions matter by having your say. Click the survey links below.

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Have your say and help shape the future of volunteering

The national surveys for volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and corporate organisations are now open. Your feedback will help us evaluate the … 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…

Sunshine Coast Council logo  Save the Date

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…

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


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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

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

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