Volunteering

Volunteers helping the community

What is Volunteering?

Volunteering is contribution of time, effort and talent to a need, cause or mission without financial gain. Volunteering is all about you being able to contribute some of your own time to help people in our communities.

Volunteer's Noticeboard Disclaimer: The information below has been supplied by third parties and has not been verified by Council. Users of the information must make their own enquiries to the relevant community groups. Council has no control over the processes of the community groups /users utilising the information and accepts no responsibility.

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.

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

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

Contact

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

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.

email

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.

email

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
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 volunteers to help us organise Double Island Clean Up each October and various other local events throughout the year with a focus on caring for the coastal environment.  

Email 0410549146

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

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.

Email

0413 472 236

Business Mentoring Noosa

We would welcome additional volunteer mentors who are experienced business persons. BMN provides a volunteer business mentoring service to local businesses. We have over 400 clients past and present.

Website

Email 

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

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 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

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

Noosa World Surfing Reserve

The NWSR has a position vacant for a Treasurer. For more information about the NWSR click here Enquiries about position

Noosa World Surfing Reserve Merchandise Manager

This position will include things like posting off online orders, stocktake and re-ordering and organisation of merchandise sales at events. To learn more about the NWSR click here Email enquiries

Noosa Libraries

Noosa Library Service offers a number of ways to get involved. You can join the Friends of Noosa Library or Friends of Mill Place (Cooroy Library). We also provide opportunities for volunteers to assist with literacy training, selecting books to be delivered to home library clients and assisting with local studies, heritage and genealogy.
Noosa Library Service values the involvement of volunteers in assisting to deliver a wide range of programs that enhance the libraries’ services to the community.
Expression Of Interest

Noosa Community Support

Volunteers undertake a wide range of activities alongside NCS staff members. For example, driving individuals/groups of clients to various locations around the Noosa Shire, or taking clients to medical appointments outside of the area; those with ‘green fingers’ can assist with the horticultural classes in the beautiful garden; for volunteers who love to cook, a helping hand is always welcome in the kitchen; and simply having a chat and a cuppa with clients helps to make their day very enjoyable too. Expression of Interest

Noosa Regional Gallery

Becoming a gallery volunteer can provide wonderful opportunities to contribute to the cultural activities in the Noosa and wider Sunshine Coast region. Volunteers assist gallery staff with the delivery of a diverse program of events and workshops as well as in the gallery shop. There is a supportive collegiate culture amongst our volunteers and friendships are often formed. Volunteers are highly valued by gallery staff as a number of programs and services could not be delivered without their assistance. Expression of Interest

Bushland Care Program

Bushland care volunteers: learn about native plants, weed bushland areas to allow regeneration, assist in the recovery of threatened species, enhance wildlife corridors, attend workshops and learn new skills, mentor local school students, corporate volunteers and international visitors.

Register your interest here

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

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.

Email 

Phone: 54790394 

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:

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: