Volunteering

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

Workshop/Event

Location

Bookings

June 10th and 24th Mental Health First Aid

Fully booked
September - 1st Grants, Nibbles & Networking Night Tewantin Council Offices, Level 3. Coming Soon

October 6th and 7th

October 10th-17th 

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Week

TBC

 

Coming Soon

 

December -3rd International Volunteers Day Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace.  Register here

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.

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:

Helping in an Emergency or Crisis

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

Organisation Description 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

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 such as COVID-19. 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.

Email

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.

Register

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 

Lifeline

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.

Register

Sunny Kids

The Sunshine Coast community identifies up to 5,000 at-risk children every year. In response, SunnyKids provides thousands of nights of emergency accommodation, as well as domestic violence and referral counselling, and we partner with health, education and child protection agencies to keep kids safe.

Register

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is an iconic Australian Not for Profit organisation that has been bringing local communities together for more than 60 years. The 15,000 volunteers who make Meals on Wheels possible, deliver 2 million meals a year across Queensland, to more than 10,000 people with a wide variety of support needs, not just meals for seniors.

Register

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 Contact

Noosa Community Support 

In-Centre assistance with fun activities and social trips locally or driving clients to medical appointments- only one day per week.

(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. Lyn (07) 5470 2830
Email

Noosa/Tewantin Playgroup hub

We are in need of volunteers for kids under 5: helping facilitating playgroups, music sessions, movement sessions and general volunteers/helpers/participants. Email

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!

Email

0474324772

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

Handywork, Gardening and Bushcare

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

Garden Volunteers We are looking for volunteers who have time to spare to help us maintain our beautiful 5 acre hub, watering, weeding and caring for our gardens here at Our Backyard. This role would be perfect for semi-retired or retired locals. Shifts can be as short as 3 hours PER WEEK, preferably in the morning. Start time 8am.

Animal Enclosure Care We also need more volunteers for the cleaning of the Animal enclosures, we have a multitude of animals here at Our Backyard whose enclosures need cleaning on a daily basis. If you have a genuine love of animals we would love to hear from you.
Days for the animal care can be discussed on application.

Lyn 5470 2830

Email

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

Comlink

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

noosavilleretail@katierosecottage.org.au

Noosa Community Support

Noosa Community Support is looking for volunteers for a range of activities to support our senior community including:
* Driving the Mini Bus for around town and adjoining suburb activities and driving clients to hospital appointments.

* Social Support Group- both at the centre and on the 'Out and About' groups 

(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

Sunshine Butterflies

Like to garden? Like to look after animals? Like to help with activities like cooking, art, music or drama? Help us help out people with a disability. Email

Ozharvest

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

Administration

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 

admin@katierosecottage.org.au

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

Useful Presentations on 'Changing Face of Volunteering'

Short Films About Local Volunteers

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