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


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.

Check out our Opportunities page for available volunteer listings!

Our 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.

News updates

Volunteering Australia - National Review of Definition of Volunteering

Volunteering has meant many different things to different people. Now we have a simple definition that can be applied to the different aspects of volunteering yet be helpful to all involved.

It comes with an easy-to-read set of explanatory notes that will help  individuals, organisations, sponsors and supporters, corporate volunteers and policy makers have a common understanding of what volunteering is.

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Are time poor Australians abandoning volunteering?    See the full article here

New ABS data shows volunteering rates in Australia are declining for the first time in almost 20 years with 75% of people surveyed saying they feel rushed or pressed for time.

Volunteering Australia CEO Brett Williamson said the rate of volunteering was a key indicator of healthy communities and any decline in community participation was troubling.  “It raises questions about … Read more…

Attention Sunshine Coast Business people: reward yourself at this important event created to give a boost to both your professional development and the future of your organisation.  Book your spot at Connect 2015, a business event developed by the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce specifically to meet the needs of the Sunshine Coast business community.

The event aims to connect people to new business ideas, assist in establishing meaningful … Read more…

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 diversity, new models of engagement and increasingly complex issues in their communities. These challenges have no technical or ‘easy fix’; they’re adaptive, and therefore require a new approach to leadership. Read more…

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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

OUR NEW LOCATION is at the premises of Sustainable Partnerships Australia.
Look for their sign.
Our Phone No: remains 07 5443 8256
Fax No: discontinues – please email:

Volunteering Sunshine Coast provises training workshops for local Voluntary Organisations


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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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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