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October Edition

Minute With the CEO

I'm thrilled to announce that Volunteering Sunshine Coast was selected to receive a grant for a new training course that will help us contribute to a strong and sustainable not-for-profit sector. Thank you to Community Sector Banking and Bendigo Bank for their support.

The Noosa Triathlon is upon us and anyone who wants to help out at the event on 2 and 3 November will be very welcome. It promises to be a great time. 

I am also happy to shine a spotlight on our Member of the Month for October, Suncare Community Services. The support they offer our elderly and those living with a disability or mental illness is invaluable. Learn more about what they do below.

Until next month,


Member of the Month- Suncare Community Services

Our Member of the Month for October is a not-for-profit who has been working help senior Australians maintain their independence for decades. Read more about Suncare and the services they offer.

Suncare Volunteer Opportunities
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Volunteer at the Noosa Triathlon 2019

We are Looking for 20 able volunteers to assist with general volunteering at the Noosa Triathlon Sunshine Coast Event on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019 at Noosa.

2nd November shift:  10.00am - 16.30pm
3rd November shift:  09.00am - 13.30pm

  • Volunteer event marshalling
  • Setup and Maintaining water refills
  • General event volunteer duties
Volunteers are invited to park at the Noosa Australian Football Club. A shuttle bus will be available to ferry volunteers to and from the venue at Lion's Park.

Please note all volunteers who are above the age of 18 are able to apply by following the below details. 

Please contact Allyson at Volunteering Sunshine Coast: 
Ph- 0402 276 988 

We would dearly love to hear from you.

Community Conversation on Human Rights

How can we play our part to protect the human rights of all members of our community?

Discuss this topic at a community conversation hosted by the Queensland Human Rights Commission and the Sunshine Coast Art of Hosting community. 

From January 2020, Queensland will increase protection of human rights through the introduction of the Human Rights Act 2019. 

This community conversation will focus on human rights and how we can all play our part in protecting the rights of everyone in our community. 

It is open to anyone with an interest in human rights. 

Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Time: 9 am for a 9.30 am start. Session will run to 2.30 pm (lunch will be provided)
Cost: Free of charge
Venue: Churches of Christ Hall, 211 Parklands Blvd, Little Mountain

Register online at:

Connect With Your Community for Suicide Prevention on the Sunshine Coast 

As a member of the Alliance for Suicide Prevention, we are happy to deliver information regarding a new initiative developed jointly by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Alliance for Suicide Prevention Sunshine Coast:

The Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Sunshine Coast is excited to announce our upcoming release of a digital tool for suicide prevention. The platform aims to connect persons at risk of suicide and their supporters to services and resources specific for the Sunshine Coast.

iHelp can be used to seek support for yourself or on behalf of someone else to provide personalised mental health support recommendations based on chosen demographics and location. It will be available as a web-based platform and as a downloadable app via the Apple Store and Google Play.

The digital tool uses the
Community Information Exchange to source information about the organisations that offer professional and community-based mental health and suicide prevention support in our region. It's important that the information provided is up-to-date and accurate to help people find services when they need them most. 

Our goal is for iHelp to be a region-specific hub of information to encourage people to seek help and reach out. We all have a part to play in suicide prevention so please register your organisation to be displayed in iHelp. 

WATCH: iHelp is a digital tool to provide support and service information for suicide prevention for our Sunshine Coast region 
Register Your Organisation

Become a Team Leader of Spontaneous Disaster Volunteers


Help to make it happen and volunteer to be ready - just in case.

Volunteering Sunshine Coast has partnered with the Sunshine Coast Council to support our community when disaster strikes, through the Spontaneous Disaster Volunteer Management Program which is a part of the recovery phase.


If you would like to become an emergency response volunteer this is how you could help.

Following a disaster, here are some ways to help the recovery effort:

  • Lead a small team of volunteers
  • Clear debris from homes, building and grounds
  • Distribute information
  • Use any technical skills you may have
  • Assist in the evacuation centre or a community centre

What you can expect after you join:

  • Feel rewarded by helping your community when it needs it the most
  • Training and information from time to time

We are seeking expressions from volunteers who are interested in becoming a Team Leader of a small group of volunteers. If successful you will be provided with free 2 day training workshops and supply of personal protective equipment

What's expected of you: To be respectful and gracious to others and be willing to work in a team environment through supervising volunteers.

Start Date: 30/11/2019 End Date: 30/11/2020

Full Name: Mathew
Work Phone: 07 5443 8256 

In partnership with Sunshine Coast Council and Volunteering Queensland.

Community Sector Banking Grant

We recently received a grant for $25,000 as part of the Community Sector Banking Social Investment Grants Program. 

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Community Sector Banking and Bendigo Bank for supporting us in our endeavours.

This funding will assist the creation of a new training program to upskill Volunteering Sunshine Coast volunteers and the community organisation staff we work with. This initiative will help us realise our vision for a robust and sustainable not-for-profit sector on the Sunshine Coast.
Volunteering Opportunities
Contact Volunteering Sunshine Coast to register your interest:
Ph: 5443 8256
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Ph: 5443 8256
Mob: 0410 437 977 / 0410 437 237

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