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April Edition

Minute With the CEO

National Volunteer Week is fast approaching. This year will mark the 30th Anniversary of this annual celebration of our hardworking volunteers. I hope that you can all join us for a special morning tea Volunteering Sunshine Coast will be hosting alongside the Sunshine Coast Council on 21 May.

Be sure also to check out all the excellent discounts and special deals you can take advantage of through our Entertainment Booklet which will also help us to continue to support our wonderful members. 

Until next month,


National Volunteer Week Morning Tea

National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution volunteers make in our region. This year's theme is 'Making a world of difference'.

Volunteers are invited to join Volunteering Sunshine Coast and enjoy entertainment and morning tea. 

When: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 (10am - noon)
Where: Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina


Bookings are essential via Eventbrite

Seniors Guide To QLD Help App

The Seniors Guide to Qld Help App, created by ADA Australia, brings together a range of information and resources for seniors, professionals working in aged care and community care and those caring for an ageing loved one.

The app can provide users with easy to access information on:

  • navigating new sectors (eg: finding aged care for your parents or partner)
  • finding, help and support for specific life issues
  • understand rights, and
  • knowing where and how to lodge complaints and seek resolutions.

The app has three main sections:

  • Search for Help – Main help section for finding information and help for a range of topics 
  • Contacts – A directory of organisations that can provide support
  • About this App – An overview of the app
For more information, and to download the app from the App Store or Google Play, visit:

Palliative Care Discussion Day

To celebrate National Palliative Care Week, the Specialist Palliative Care Team at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is inviting you to join them for a discussion day.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Advance care planning
  • Carer support
  • Self care
  • Spirituality at death
  • Palliative care in the home
  • What does end of life look like
  • Dove Palliative Care Unit
  • Arranging a funeral
  • Body donation
  • Managing grief
When: 10 am - 11.30 am, Thursday 23 May 2019
Where: Caloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra 

RSVP by Friday 10 May to or (07) 5436 8800

Volunteering Sunshine Coast Entertainment Booklet

Support Volunteering Sunshine Coast 
Get your new Entertainment Membership today

The 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Memberships are here, with exclusive offers for everything you love to do. It’s our best Membership yet, packed with amazing offers for activities, attractions, shopping, travel and all kinds of tasty treats - from cool cafes to fabulous fine dining.

With Entertainment there are thousands of experiences you can enjoy, while raising funds for the things you care about.

"The Entertainment Membership is great value. With lots of instant savings. It more than outweighs the price. There is something for everyone – casual and fine dining, adventure and family activities. I couldn't live without it. Plus, I get to support a good cause.” – Zana B. Sydney
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Parkrun Australia Survey

Parkrun Australia organise free, weekly 5km runs across Australia and are currently asking Australia-based primary healthcare professionals to fill out a survey. The purpose is to learn if healthcare professionals are referring patients to parkrun as part of the concept of "social prescribing" and how they are signposting people. If they aren't, what barriers exist to those referrals and how they may be overcome.

If you're a healthcare professional, just a few moments of your time would be greatly appreciated.

Maroochydore Type 2 Diabetes Workshops

Have you been diagnosed by your GP with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your condition and how to manage it? 

Come along to a free session covering information on type 2 diabetes, self-management practice, health professional care, healthy lifestyle behaviours, and further support in the community. 

Guest Speakers: Clinical Nurse, Health Promotion Officer, Social Worker and Dietician.

2019 Workshops will be held 9 am - 1 pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 7 August
Wednesday 6 Novermber

Venue: Maroochy RSL, 105 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore

  • Person with type 2 diabetes wanting to update their knowledge
  • Person newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Person with pre-diabetes
  • Family and carers welcome
Bookings are essential. Register by phoning 5479 9670

For further information, email:

Abbey Medieval Festival Volunteering

Make history come alive by volunteering at the Abbey Medieval Festival in Caboolture. Volunteering opportunities are available during the following events:

- Medieval Banquets, 29 June & 6 July
- Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun Week, 1 to 5 July
- Abbey Medieval Festival Tournament Weekend, 13 & 14 July

For more information, visit:

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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