Volunteers helping the community

Volunteers help build strong, healthy and inclusive communities by supporting community organisations, events and activities. If you need help with your volunteering query email Council's Community Development department here.

Volunteer workshop and event calendar

Date and Time




1st to 4th September

Strategic Planning Survey - EOI open

Are you a Noosa Shire Not for Profit orgainisation needing assistance with updating your Strategic Plan?

Complete application online Link to survey

September 2022

Secretaries, Treasurers, Presidents and Committee Members: RU OK?

Noosa Council Chambers, Level 3


October 2022 Seniors Week  TBC TBC
December 2nd 2022 International Volunteers Day TBC Booking Link Coming Soon
February 2023 Kids Come and Try    
February 2023 Grants Information event    
May 2023 National Volunteers Week    
May 2023 Heart Week - First Aid    
August 2023 Grants Information Event    

Volunteer for Council

Council is always seeking volunteers to help deliver its services to the community. See some of the opportunities that may be of interest below:

Volunteer's Noticeboard

Disclaimer: The information published below is to connect members of the community wishing to undertake volunteering with community groups. The information has been supplied by third parties and has not been verified by Council. Council has no control over the actions or processes of the community groups or users utilising the information and accepts no responsibility for their actions. Users of the information acknowledge that they must make their own enquiries with respect to the relevant notices directly with the relevant community group.

Helping in an Emergency or Crisis

Organisation Description - If you are healthy and can offer support by volunteering in some capacity please contact one of the agencies below. Contact 

Katie Rose Cottage Hospice

Urgently needed

Personal Care Volunteers: Katie Rose Cottage Hospice is a beautiful, bright, sunny & calm palliative care facility in Doonan. If you have a genuine, caring nature, driven by compassion, kindness, empathy and selflessness and can donate a few hours once or twice a fortnight, then we would love you to join our team. Please contact Leslie O’Halloran.

07 5471 1468 or Email

Katie Rose Cottage Hospice

Urgently needed

Retail Volunteers urgently required for our Tewantin Op Shop (Katie Rose Cottage Hospice) to start asap. Hours to be negotiated. Join our friendly team to help a wonderful cause.

07 5471 1468 or Email

Queensland Government - Care Army

Queensland Government Care Army - Queensland needs you!

The Care Army is made up of everyday Queenslanders who want to help older people living in the community who may not have friends, family or neighbours who are able to support them.

  • We’re calling on Queenslanders to do what Queenslanders do best: look out for each other.
  • We need to enlist a CARE ARMY to protect up to one million Queensland seniors during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • During the floods, we had the mud army – an army of volunteers helping Queenslanders get back on their feet.
  • The CARE ARMY is about bringing Queenslanders together to lend a hand to seniors and people most at-risk during this pandemic.
Register now to be a Care Army Volunteer

Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross Emergency Services welcomes new volunteers. We assist people to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Email or website

St Vincent de Paul

The St Vincent de Paul Society is committed to actively and passionately speaking out against the causes of poverty and inequality on behalf of the people we serve.


Salvation Army

Serving the Community for More Than 150 Years, Meeting Human Needs without Discrimination. The Salvation Army Helps More Than 14,000 Aussies Every Week.


The Hub Food Outlet

The Hub Food Outlet is a non profit initiative of Noosa Church manned by volunteers to fulfill our vision to nurture the broken and provide a safe place to those in need. We offer low priced food and other household items to anyone who comes to shop. Email 


Everyday all around Australia, Lifeline is seeking to recruit volunteers. Lifeline is looking for people from all walks of life who would like to make a commitment to regular volunteer work and who are willing to learn new skills, support others and work within the vision and values of lifeline.


Meals on Wheels

Tewantin Noosa Meals on Wheels requires more volunteers for local kitchen assistants. We provide an extremely high standard of meals to those in our community requiring our service, which is only possible through the generosity of volunteers like you. As the demand for meals continues to grow, so does the need to obtain further volunteers for our kitchen.

Register or call 54497659 after 8:00am

Noosacare Inc. Carramar in Tewantin and Kabara in Cooroy.

NoosaCare is a non-for profit, community owned aged care home with a vibrant lifestyle and leisure department looking for capable individuals of all ages who can assist in many diverse roles. 
We are looking for people to assist with activities such as bingo and crosswords as well as bus drivers and baristas for our coffee cart. 

Craig Barnes, Lifestyle Supervisor 0418405481 cbarnes@noosacare.com.au

Pets For Life

A free service to people who live in the Sunshine Coast/Noosa region who would like support with caring for their companion animal. Volunteers are connected with pet owners who wish to participate in the program and are seeking assistance with practical tasks such as dog walking, changing a litter tray or administering simple medication. Register

Sunny Street

Providing healthcare for those experiencing homelessness and vulnerability. We are always looking for enthusiastic and talented people to join us and get involved in regular clinics or event participation. Register

State Emergency Services

Noosa Shire's local SES divisions at Cooroy, Tewantin, Pomona and Boreen Point welcome new volunteers. The SES provides excellent training, and volunteering for the SES is rewarding. Website

Tewantin Noosa Lions Club

A local service club that provide support to the Noosa community in a time of crisis or in an emergency. Tewantin Noosa Lions Club are always looking for members and volunteers to support the great work they do in community. More information

Events and Entertainment

Organisation Description


The Majestic Theatre

The volunteer positions range from helping out at events, either movies or live performances both during the day and in the evening. Learning the bar, technical, admin support and much more. They can also assist people who would like to get their RSA or RMVL or food licence certificate and will cover the costs for them to gain this accreditation within reason. Email

Beach Clean Up at Sunshine Beach - 17th September 8:00am

Ready to be part of the solution to plastic pollution and our seas to be plastic free? Join us as we celebrate World Clean Up Day at Sunshine Beach. Plastic Free Noosa - BYO hat, reef safe sunscreen, refillable water bottle & gloves. 

Register here

Noosa Regional Gallery

Gallery Shop/Reception Volunteer - Duties include; point of first contact for gallery visitors – greeting, making them welcome and assisting with their enquiries; providing information on exhibition and public programs; answering the main gallery phone; retail sales – customer service and general housekeeping in the shop. This role would suit those with excellent customer service skills, a fine arts & crafts background, retailing experience, flexibility, initiative and an interest in people. *Shifts are 3 hours.


5329 6145

Noosa Regional Gallery

School Holiday Workshop Volunteer - During the school holidays the gallery runs art workshops for children aged 6 to 17 years facilitated by local artists. Volunteers assist with the delivery of activities including set up and pack down. This volunteer role would suit those who have experience or an interest in assisting children with a variety of arts & crafts skills. The workshops are facilitated for small groups outside the gallery. *Blue Card required.


5329 6145

Noosa Community Support 

In-Centre assistance with fun activities and social trips locally, coffee mornings, have a chew and chat with the clients in NCS centre or out on bus trips.

(075) 329-6175

Sunshine Butterflies

Program Volunteers Programs run daily from 9am – 3pm, ranging from Cooking, Art, Music, Drama and much more. Volunteers are needed to provide companionship and assist in encouraging our to members in participating in all of our programs. Days can be discussed on application. These valued roles require dedicated and reliable volunteers who can commit on a consistent basis.  5470 2830

Noosa Arts Theatre

Noosa Arts Theatre has been entertaining the community since 1970 and welcomes volunteers to assist in front of house, bar, backstage, making sets or on stage. Email

Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

The Butter Factory is looking for 'meet and greet' volunteers for their front desk area. (07) 5442 6665 Email

Pomona Railway Station Gallery

Volunteers needed to meet and greet visitors, assist in sales, garden maintenance and general operation of the gallery.  3 hours per week in a creative environment.  No experience necessary.

Exhibition coordinator, volunteer coordinator and social and media manager.  If you have organisational skills and like to work with people, this is the volunteer job for you!



Surfrider Foundation

We are looking for two volunteers to help out for just four hours each month, running our fun and friendly BBQ at Peregian Originals, from 1-5pm on the second Sunday of each month. 0419 892 418

Tewantin Heritage and Historical Society

Tewantin Heritage and Historical Society Inc is seeking enthusiastic people to join the team at Parkyn's Hut Heritage and Visitor Centre in Tewantin. Please pop into The Hut to register your interest. Website

Support, Supervision, Gardening and Bushcare

Australian Navy Cadet Noosa Unit

We are recruiting new Adult members for the Australian Navy Cadet unit in Noosa - NTS Sheean. Please contact Zoe, ASAP to sign up.


0413 472 236

Noosa Community Support 

Joining our Home Assist team in the Workshop making ramps and other minor home modifications- only one day per week. Also we are looking for a handyman who likes a bit of woodworking to help out one or two days a week at Wallace Park. (075) 329-6175

Katie Rose Cottage Hospice

We are seeking a new volunteer for our gardening team for four hours on Monday (possibly Tuesday) and Thursday mornings.  The work involves planting, preparing potting mix etc. under the supervision and guidance of our greenhouse manager. 

Jane (07) 5471 1468 or Email

Sunshine Butterflies

Sunshine Butterflies vision is to empower families and individuals living with disability and to provide them with the support they need to achieve a happy and fulfilled life. As a volunteer, you can be involved in a variety of volunteer activities that will provide many benefits to those living with disability in our community. These valued roles require dedicated and reliable volunteers who can commit on a consistent basis. If you can give a few hours of your time a week, please contact Sunshine Butterflies today!  5470 2830


Noosa Museum

Volunteers for general Museum duties such as cleaning, maintenance, gardening.  (07) 54851080

Noosa Integrated Catchment Association

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our weekly land rehabilitation programs around Noosa and regular on-water river ranger activities. Email

Noosa Arts and Crafts Assoc

Noosa Arts and Crafts at Wallace House would love someone to whipper snip and trim their long grass and tree branches. (07) 5474 1211

Pomona Railway Station Gallery

The Gallery is hoping to find someone who loves a little gardening to help maintain their cottage gardens and prepare plants for sale. Email

Drivers and Individual Support

Be: Noosa Connect (formerly Comlink)

Volunteer drivers required for a 'pilot' to transport frail and elderly Noosa Shire residents to access health and hospital services at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).  (07) 5319 3100 or Email

Connect Community Kids

2 hours a fortnight - share some quality one on one time with your own specially matched kid.  Brochure


Enjoy driving and helping seniors and disabled people get to their appointments? Come and have a chat and a drive for us. (07) 5329 6175

Katie Rose Cottage Hospice 

Urgently require able bodied drivers for a few hours in the morning to collect and deliver items such as furniture for sale at our opportunity shops. The role may sometimes require heavy lifting but our van does has a tail lift.

Contact Lianne 0498 049 548


Noosa Community Support

Noosa Community Support is looking for Volunteer drivers – taking clients to medical appointments.

Social Support Group volunteers – coffee mornings, have a chew and chat with the clients in NCS centre or out on bus trips.

(07) 5329 6175

Tewantin-Noosa Parkinson's Support Group

The Sing Thing is seeking a volunteer support person to help us with a wheelchair-bound person coming to choir and others using walkers attending our The Sing Thing choir at Tewantin on Thursday afternoons. Email


Ozharvest works to collect food from the markets and shops to deliver to those who need it most. Looking for volunteers to pick up and drop off food around the shire. Website

Sunshine Coast Basket Brigade

The Basket Brigade collects donations throughout the year that are distributed to those in need at Christmas. Sign up to their database so you can be contacted when help is needed. Website


Katie Rose Cottage Hospice 

Admin Support.  Katie Rose Cottage are looking for an Admin Support Volunteer to help at our Noosaville premises. A few hours during the day once or twice a week would be a huge help and hours can be organised to suit – although Mondays and/or Tuesdays would be preferable.

Contact Leslie  07 5471 1468 


Noosa Museum

Museum Manager. You would require basic business management skills, leadership skills, ability to supervise/manage/train volunteers. Grant writing skills would be an advantage, report writing skills are necessary and the ability to build relationships with other organisations and NFPs along with Heritage knowledge or ability to quickly learn.

Email (07) 5485 1080

Noosa Museum

Admin Assistant/Receptionist. Ability to welcome patrons, have telephone skills and the ability to learn the history of the building and local area.

Email (07) 5485 1080

Noosa Museum

Volunteer Social Media person. This person will be in charge of the Museum Facebook and Website so must be social media savvy.

Email (07) 54851080

Noosa Museum

Volunteer Collections Person/s. Volunteers needed for training in the Museum’s collection management database system. 

Email (07) 54851080

Noosa Museum

Volunteer Photo collection Manager. This person will be in charge of the Museums photo collection so you would need to know how to scan and catalogue photos into the already existing system (not difficult to learn) and be able to label/store the photos correctly. 

Email (07) 54851080

Noosa Open Studios

Help to grow art in the Noosa Shire and help make the Noosa Open Studios event happen. Volunteer Positions Vacant: Treasurer, Secretary, Marketing, Social Media and Event Manager.  Email

Permaculture Noosa

If you would like to become our Volunteers Coordinator, to support our club as we grow, and help us promote the importance of permaculture, please contact us for more info. Email

Pomona Railway Station Gallery

The Gallery requires someone to assist with secretarial duties and shift volunteers. Email

Sunny Kids

We are seeking a volunteer who can assist with grant applications and/or tenders throughout the year. Experience preferred but not essential. Flexible hours within grant closing date time frames.


Phone: 54790394 

U3A noosa

Located in Tewantin, we’re looking for a receptionist Monday and Friday to greet our tutors and members, perform general admin work including answering phones, computer work, emails and money collection/receipting. 

Hours are 8.15am-4.00pm. Centrelink approved.


Phone: 07 5440 5500

Useful Presentations on 'Changing Face of Volunteering'

Are you Disaster Ready? - Workshop by Volunteering Queensland

Do you have all the information you need should a disaster occur and your volunteers want to help? Below is the presentation facilitated by Volunteering Queenland plus other helpful links that will help in times of need.

Short Films About Local Volunteers

Watch lovely short films made for National Volunteers Week 2018: