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May 2020 Edition

Minute With the CEO

I hope you are all coping with the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19 well. It has been a struggle for us all to adapt to the changes required of us. But, with the success Australia has had in managing this crisis through the incredible efforts of our health workers, hopefully a return to normality may come soon. 

The theme of this year's National Reconciliation Week, "In This Together", highlights the need for solidarity during these trying times as we acknowledge the importance of diversity in our communities. 

For anyone who is seeking to re-enter the workforce, the Certificate III in Individual Support course we are offering is an excellent way to find a career in the rapidly expanding Ageing and Homecare sector. Places are limited, so apply now!

Until next month,


National Reconciliation Week 2020

This week, 27 May - 3 June, is National Reconciliation Week. This is a time to reflect on our shared histories, cultures and achievements and consider that each of us has a role to play in making reconciliation a reality in Australia.

The theme this year is 'In This Together', which has greater significance now than ever. Visit the National Reconciliation Week website for more information and resources.

Certificate III in Individual Support

If you are looking to re-enter the workforce, a Certificate III in Individual Support will assist you in finding a new and rewarding career.

Volunteering Sunshine Coast is excited to be able to provide this course through the QLD Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work project which will help support selected participants of the community to gain skills and qualification within the Ageing and Homecare industry.

The Ageing and Homecare sector is rapidly expanding and offers plenty of opportunities for qualified workers.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in aged care, and home and community care. It will also prepare you to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

This course would usually cost $3200, but is being offered for a student contribution of just $85 to eligible participants.

Places are limited so don't miss out on this important opportunity.

To apply, contact us at:
Ph- 5443 8256

For more information, visit:

Volunteering In A Pandemic

The current pandemic has presented unique challenges for the not-for-profit sector to overcome. It is important for us to adapt to these changes in circumstances in safe and effective ways. These helpful guides are designed to assist volunteers and volunteer involving organisations navigate these difficult times.

For Volunteers:

Volunteering in Response to a Pandemic A Practical Guide for Volunteers

For Volunteer Involving Organisations:
Responding to a Pandemic A Guide for Volunteer Involving Organisations

The Lift Project Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with Lift Lifestyle Medicine to offer The Lift Project Sunshine Coast at no cost to all Sunshine Coast residents.

The Lift Project Sunshine Coast is an evidence-based online wellbeing program that draws together the latest research from Neuroscience, Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology. It is presented by internationally recognised wellbeing expert, Dr Darren Morton, and explores ten wellbeing-enhancing topics over 10 weeks – with an emphasis on mental wellbeing.

Registration for round 2 of the program begins on 5 June and ends 23 July.

The program will run from 27 July to 4 October 2020.

For more information, visit:

Hospital Visitors Direction

Effective as of 19 May 2020, the Queensland Government has issued directions regarding hospital visitation. The below document provides an overview of the guidelines. For more information, visit the Queensland Government website.

2020 Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness

On behalf of The Lady Musgrave Trust and the Forum Working Group you are invited to The 2020 Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness - Older Women - Living on the Edge of Homelessness.

Throughout the Forum you will discover:

  • The challenges and lived experiences of women over the age 55
  • The national position on older women's homelessness and risks
  • The release of the Trust's 12 months research findings and extensive consultation into older women's homelessness, including our survey results, specific case studies and key findings
  • The official launch of the Trust's innovation tool - The Handy Guide for Older Women, a new product that builds on the highly successful Handy Guide for Homeless Women products, and provides advice, a hands-on toolkit on housing and other opportunities for older women (for adoption across Australia and Queensland)
  • A showcase of the new housing solutions from local and international innovators
  • And the opportunity to ask questions
When: 10 am - 12 pm, 5 August 2020
Where: Online event

Register Here
Volunteering Opportunities
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Ph: 5443 8256
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