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January 2020 Edition

Minute With the CEO

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that the new year finds you well. Exciting things are happening at Volunteering Sunshine Coast which we will be thrilled to reveal very soon. 

We are incredibly grateful to Privium Homes for their generosity in donating office furniture and equipment to us. We cannot thank you enough. 

There is a lot going on in 2020 and plenty of volunteer opportunities to get involved in, so please read on.

Until next month,


Member of the Month- Sunshine Hospice

This month, read about an organisation seeking to improve access to palliative care on the Sunshine Coast. 
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Thank You Privium Homes!

We are incredibly grateful to Privium Homes and National Sales Manager Aaron Jambrovic for the generous donation of office furniture and IT equipment. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

We have big news that will be revealed very soon so stay tuned.

The VSC office will also be closed until 6 February, when we will reopen for business. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Loneliness- Let's Be Connected Forum

This one day event will feature excellent speakers, an interesting panel, professional facilitation, an interactive maze and stalls and displays about groups and places to connect.  

Guest speakers and panel members include Sam Robinson from Relationships Australia, Sally Morris from Wendybird, Dr Nova Evans and Sonia Goodwin from Sunny Street and Scott Mitchell from Lutheran Services.   

This is an experiential Sunshine Coast wide conversation suitable for community members with an interest in this topic, community groups such as clubs, people with lived experience of loneliness (most of us) and participants in support organisation programs. Our wellbeing benefits from connecting with ourselves and others.  

Organisations with an interest in incorporating strategies to address loneliness and to intentionally support social skilling and opportunities for connection are also very welcome.

When: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, 16 April 2020
Where: TAFE Queensland Mooloolaba campus, 34 Lady Musgrave Dr., Mountain Creek
Cost: $20

Book Your Ticket

Blue Card Information Sessions

The Blue Card Services Community Information Team hold regular sessions across Queensland to help the community understand how the Blue Card system works.

Check Blue Card Services' calendar of events to find a date and venue that best suits you.

Blue Card Information Sessions

Groups For Health and Well-being

Relationships Australia Queensland is trialing the Groups for Health and Well-being program in  collaboration with the University of Queensland to help older people increase their social connections.

This 5-session program is aimed at those who are aged 55+, or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, who are concerned about social disconnectedness. 

The program includes:
  • Hands-on activities for people to chat about existing relationships and social identities
  • Skills and knowledge building about your social connections and building new ones  
  • Group discussions in a supportive environment with two facilitators  
  • As well, you will be invited to complete two research surveys and an interview. 
10 am - 12 noon
Thursday 12 March
Friday 20 March
Thursday 26 March
Thursday 2 April
Thursday 30 April 

Where: Relationships Australia QLD, Suite 20, 27 Evans Street, Maroochydore

Contact for more information:

Jelena Milic
Telephone: (07) 3423 6980  
NB: Interested clients and practitioners can contact Jelena directly or by email. 

Nambour District Care Drivers 


Would you like to do something that is rewarding and makes a difference in people's lives? 

Nambour District Care is in need of volunteer drivers to drive their elderly clients to medical appointments. Reimbursement is available. 

Join the people who make a difference in our community. All you need is a driver's licence, a big heart and a desire to help. 

Please contact the NDC Volunteer Co-ordinator on 5441 4441 or email

Type 2 Diabetes Information Sessions

Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes? Join an information session covering type 2 diabetes self- management and prevention awareness. Get motivated with support towards healthy lifestyle behaviours, and access links to further resources in the community. 
Sessions are delivered by a range of health professionals; diabetes educators, clinical nurses, social workers, dietitians, and health promotion officers. 

2020 Workshops

Maroochydore: 20 Feb, 7 May, 13 August, 19 November 
Gympie: 27 February, 28 May, 27 August, 12 November 
Caloundra: 13 February, 30 April,  6 August, 5 November

Cost: Free of charge
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Family and Carers are also welcome 
Time: 9 am - 1 pm

Bookings are essential. Phone 5479 9670 to register.

For further information,

Wishlist Fun Run 2020

Join the Wishlist Fun Run 2020 to support local hospitals.

You can register for the event as an individual, family or corporate team.
Click here for information on registering for these passes. 

If you register before 19 February, you will go into the draw to win a pair of AIRPODS (iOS) or EARBUDS (Android), valued at $400!

100% of funds raised will support Sunshine Coast patients and families.

WHEN: Sunday 22 March
WHERE: Lake Kawana, 31 Sportsman Parade Bokarina
(across from Sunshine Coast Stadium)

Stockland 10km Run
QSuper 5km Run
5km walk
2.5km Run/Walk
East Coast Traffic's Kids Dash

There's something for everyone with live entertainment, massages, face painting, jumping castle, fresh fruit, BBQ and drinks.

Visit for more information.

Broadway At Its Best

Sunshine Coast Concert Band presents:

Broadway At Its Best

Sunday 23 February 2020 at 2 pm, Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina.

Music Director: Ken Chadwick OAM

You are invited to enjoy an afternoon of the best numbers from classic and current Broadway shows performed by talented vocalists.

Come along and support the Maroochydore Rotary Club and Maroochy Men's Shed.

Tickets are $15. Includes afternoon tea. Pay at the door (EFTPOS available) or book by phoning or texting 0417 649 686.

All proceeds go to local charities.
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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