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Super skills

Want to give back to your community? Become a mentor or volunteer and share your valuable skills, knowledge and experience. It is also a great way to socialise, make new friends and keep your finger in the pie of your neighbourhood.

Council’s volunteering program has over 1500 volunteers. People contribute their valuable time and skills across many different areas of the organisation. With their help, council can deliver much needed services and programs to the Sunshine Coast community.

For individuals, volunteering provides an opportunity to be involved in activities reflecting their interests and using their skills, while building a stronger and connected community. For details on volunteering opportunities, including how to apply, select from the following volunteer programs.

Research shows that people who volunteer often live longer. Whether you are old or young, introverted or outgoing having healthy relationships, socialising and keeping in contact with those you love are important aspects of a happy lifestyle.

Volunteering groups

Join these Sunshine Coast volunteering groups:

Active
Creative

Queensland SES
Heart Foundation Walking Organiser
Nambour parkrun

Men’s Shed Association
Festivals and events
Caloundra Regional Gallery

Environment
Community
Bushcare Sunshine Coast
Environmental Education Centres
TurtleCare
Parks and Gardens Community Program
Bankfoot House
Libraries
Community Mates
Volunteering Sunshine Coast

Books 

Reserve these physical items and collect from your local library:

View the help guide for reserving items. Libraries will alert you when an item is ready for collection. If you are not member, join online.

eBooks

Be inspired by these great mentor eBooks:

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.

On the web

Find more Sunshine Coast skill sharing sites:

Check out these TED Talks about the joy and personal benefits of volunteering, why people volunteer and what it means to have compassion and empathy. 

eMovies

Stream inspirational movies on Beamafilm:

  • Churchill: the untold story of Britain’s most celebrated leader, uncovering the true nature of his herculean war-time status. Discover the strength of his wife Clemmie, his backbone and total confidant and the love that inspired him to greatness.
  • Suffragette: tracking the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement. Follows the women who were forced underground and went on to change history. 

Beamafilm offers documentaries and movies with a focus on Australian stories and quality international content. First time customers, enter your library member number and create a Beamafilm account.

Love the program? Complete the online survey.