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Sunshine Coast Library programs and courses 2019.

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Please feel free to click on any of these links for a program that suits your interests.

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Volunteer for an Under 35’s Social Group with disabilities

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Volunteer for an Under 35’s Social Group with disabilities

Position Description: Are you a young, vibrant person who would love to assist our qualified staff run a social group for our 18 to 35 year old clients with a disability? Do you also love getting involved in outdoor activities? If your answer is yes, we want you every second Friday from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Maroochydore area to meet and greet our under 35’s, supervise them and do a handover at pick up. Our group of clients are active and social so we need a volunteer who can match their energy and enthusiasm. Your previous activities may have have included rock climbing, outdoor games at park, BBQs, cruises on the Maroochydore River and similar, or you may want to participate in activities such as these. The Volunteer would be updated with plans and times for future activities.  Volunteers seeking work experience are welcomed. The activities are generally held in the Maroochydore region, however, you will meet first at a Maroochydore Community Centre.

Requirements: Volunteers must have relevant checks to be able to work with clients with a disability and you will need to be over 18. A Disability – Yellow Card will be organised for you.

Duration: Long Term

Training: Volunteer training as per organisation’s policy.

Availability: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm every second Friday. No activities commence before 3 pm.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Volunteer Social Support Person

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Volunteer Social Support Person

Position Description: A local not-for-profit organisation is looking for a volunteer for a day respite centre in Maroochydore. Duties include, day trips as a social support person on the bus, working as a social support person at the centre, and acting as a social support person while attending customer social activities.

Requirements: National Police Check and Yellow Card.

Duration: Regular – more than 6 months

Availability: : Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Volunteer Bus Driver

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Volunteer Bus Driver

Position Description:  This community services organisation is a not-for profit organisation. Its core business is to understand community needs and develop innovative responses for people who are ageing, living with a disability or mental illness. You will be required to drive a bus to places like Strathpine, North Lakes and also places such as the Noosa District.   You will have the ability to communicate effectively with clients, you will also have good knowledge of streets and roads in the local area. You will have the characteristics of Empathy with the frail, aged and elderly people as well as being caring, reliable and flexible. You will learn to assist the frail, aged and disabled people. You will also gain increased organisational skills as well as learning how to be part of a team.

Requirements: A driver’s Licence (MR) is required to drive a 22 seater bus  and also a National Police Check and Drivers Authorization.

Duration: Long Term

Availability: Saturdays between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Volunteer Driver

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Volunteer Driver

Position Description: This community service is organised by a not-for profit organisation. Its core business is to understand the community’s needs and to develop innovative responses for people who are ageing, living with a disability or mental illness. You will be involved in picking up, driving and dropping off clients to their destination, and returning to their home when instructed. You will have the ability to communicate effectively with clients, you will also have good knowledge of streets and roads in the local area. You will have the characteristics of Empathy with the frail, aged and elderly people as well as being caring, reliable and flexible. You will learn to assist the frail, aged and disabled people. You will also gain increased organisational skills as well as learning how to be part of a team.

Requirements: : The organisation will assist in applying for a Police Check and Yellow Card. You will also need a Drivers Authorization.

Duration: Regular – more than 6 months

Availability: There are morning and afternoon shifts available.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Meal Delivery Service Driver

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Meal Delivery Service Driver

Position Description:

There is currently an opportunity for those  volunteers seeking to deliver hot meals to Customers in the Buderim and Maroochydore areas from a centre in Maroochydore. There are a variety of shifts available. You may even bring a friend as teams of two are welcomed. If you have a sense of humour and an ability to liaise across a wide spectrum of people, you’re the person that this company is looking for. Using your own vehicle you will be buddied with another volunteer who will be responsible for delivering a hot meal to the customer base. There are a variety of shifts throughout the week.

Requirements: A full open driving licence and a roadworthy, insured and registered vehicle. A sense of humour and an ability to liaise across a wide spectrum of people.

Duration:  Regular, more than 6 months

Availability: A variety of shifts throughout the week

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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November Positions

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Meal Delivery Service Driver

Position Description:

There is currently an opportunity for those  volunteers seeking to deliver hot meals to Customers in the Buderim and Maroochydore areas from a centre in Maroochydore. There are a variety of shifts available. You may even bring a friend as teams of two are welcomed. If you have a sense of humour and an ability to liaise across a wide spectrum of people, you’re the person that this company is looking for. Using your own vehicle you will be buddied with another volunteer who will be responsible for delivering a hot meal to the customer base. There are a variety of shifts throughout the week.

Requirements: A full open driving licence and a roadworthy, insured and registered vehicle. A sense of humour and an ability to liaise across a wide spectrum of people.

Duration:  Regular, more than 6 months

Availability: A variety of shifts throughout the week

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Volunteer Driver

Position Description: This community service is organised by a not-for profit organisation. Its core business is to understand the community’s needs and to develop innovative responses for people who are ageing, living with a disability or mental illness. You will be involved in picking up, driving and dropping off clients to their destination, and returning to their home when instructed. You will have the ability to communicate effectively with clients, you will also have good knowledge of streets and roads in the local area. You will have the characteristics of Empathy with the frail, aged and elderly people as well as being caring, reliable and flexible. You will learn to assist the frail, aged and disabled people. You will also gain increased organisational skills as well as learning how to be part of a team.

Requirements: : The organisation will assist in applying for a Police Check and Yellow Card. You will also need a Drivers Authorization.

Duration: Regular – more than 6 months

Availability: There are morning and afternoon shifts available.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Volunteer Bus Driver

Position Description:  This community services organisation is a not-for profit organisation. Its core business is to understand community needs and develop innovative responses for people who are ageing, living with a disability or mental illness. You will be required to drive a bus to places like Strathpine, North Lakes and also places such as the Noosa District.   You will have the ability to communicate effectively with clients, you will also have good knowledge of streets and roads in the local area. You will have the characteristics of Empathy with the frail, aged and elderly people as well as being caring, reliable and flexible. You will learn to assist the frail, aged and disabled people. You will also gain increased organisational skills as well as learning how to be part of a team.

Requirements: A driver’s Licence (MR) is required to drive a 22 seater bus  and also a National Police Check and Drivers Authorization.

Duration: Long Term

Availability: Saturdays between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

Volunteer Social Support Person

Position Description: A local not-for-profit organisation is looking for a volunteer for a day respite centre in Maroochydore. Duties include, day trips as a social support person on the bus, working as a social support person at the centre, and acting as a social support person while attending customer social activities.

Requirements: National Police Check and Yellow Card.

Duration: Regular – more than 6 months

Availability: : Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Volunteer for an Under 35’s Social Group with disabilities

Position Description: Are you a young, vibrant person who would love to assist our qualified staff run a social group for our 18 to 35 year old clients with a disability? Do you also love getting involved in outdoor activities? If your answer is yes, we want you every second Friday from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Maroochydore area to meet and greet our under 35’s, supervise them and do a handover at pick up. Our group of clients are active and social so we need a volunteer who can match their energy and enthusiasm. Your previous activities may have have included rock climbing, outdoor games at park, BBQs, cruises on the Maroochydore River and similar, or you may want to participate in activities such as these. The Volunteer would be updated with plans and times for future activities.  Volunteers seeking work experience are welcomed. The activities are generally held in the Maroochydore region, however, you will meet first at a Maroochydore Community Centre.

Requirements: Volunteers must have relevant checks to be able to work with clients with a disability and you will need to be over 18. A Disability – Yellow Card will be organised for you.

Duration: Long Term

Training: Volunteer training as per organisation’s policy.

Availability: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm every second Friday. No activities commence before 3 pm.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Volunteer Administration Assistant

Position Description: We require a Volunteer Administration Assistant living in or near Beerwah or surrounds to assist and support the Administration Team Leader to provide effective and efficient office support services. We aim to maintain aged people and younger people with disabilities who are at risk of premature institutionalisation in their own homes.

Duties will include:

  • Reception duties including answering telephone calls and being a first point of contact
  • Clerical support tasks including: mail distribution, maintaining correspondence logs, photocopying and filing
  • Basic Word processing services
  • Promote safety by following organisational WHS requirements and guidelines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Communicate respectfully with all individuals including clients, representatives, staff and the community
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by involvement in staff meetings, and feedback mechanisms
  • Participate in education and training opportunities
  • Other duties as requested by the Administration Team Leader

Requirements:

  • A strong commitment to working with older people and young people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated level of experience relevant to the position
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated word processing skills

Police Check (less than 3 years old) required. Organisation will apply and pay cost. Yellow Card – Organisation will apply and pay cost

Duration: Long Term

Training: Manual handling

Availability: Flexible hours and days available.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Volunteer Driver – Beerwah

Position Description: Volunteer drivers living in or near Beerwah or surrounds are required to assist customers to and from appointments. The organisation will provide a petrol allowance for mileage.

Duties will include:

  • Drive service users to medical appointments, shopping, Day Centre activities, etc. as rostered under Transport Portfolio
  • Be responsible for the welfare, comfort and safety of service users from their homes to their destination and return
  • Promote safety by following organisational WHS requirements and guidelines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Communicate respectfully with all individuals including clients, representatives, staff and the community
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by involvement in staff meetings, and feedback mechanisms
  • Participate in education and training opportunities
  • Other duties as requested by the Transport Team Leader

Requirements:

  • A strong commitment to working with older people and young people with disabilities
  • Police Check (less than 3 years old) -Organisation will apply and pay costs
  • Open Drivers Licence and use of own vehicle
  • Yellow Card required – Organisation will apply and pay costs
  • Proof of Comprehensive Insurance and Roadworthy Status of vehicle

Duration: Long Term

Training: Manual handling

Availability: Flexible hours and days available.

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Volunteer Cleaner

Position Description: Two volunteers are needed to help maintain the organisation’s environs and contents.

Duties will include:

  • Cleaning/dusting display cases, items, bookshelves etc.
  • Vacuuming and mopping
  • Cleaning and maintaining toilets
  • Cleaning/dusting office areas (computer tables, filing cabinets, monitor screens, etc)
  • Keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy (including cupboards)
  • Keeping the Museum exterior and access areas clean and tidy

Requirements: Someone who is willing and self-motivated and who doesn’t require constant supervision or direction.

Duration: Long Term

Training: Initially work with current staff to learn routines and procedures

Availability: 4-5 hours per day. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sunday if interested). Mornings

Contact:

Ph: (07) 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Delivery Driver – Own car required

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Delivery Driver – Own car required

Position Description:

A delivery driver program requires drivers in Coolum Beach. It has up to 5 runs delivering meals to clients in an area between Bli Bli bridge to the South, Castaways Beach to the North and Valdora Road to the West. Meals are ready to leave the kitchen at 11am. Runs are usually completed by about 1pm. A driver and an assistant deliver the means they both go into the home.

Requirements: Current drivers license, clean and roadworthy vehicle and a caring and pleasant manner, being able to fill in at times where others cannot would also be helpful.

Duration: Regular ongoing – More than 6 months.

Training:  On the job

Reimbursements: a $7.50 reimbursement is provided to help with the cost of fuel.

Availability:  10:30am to 1:00pm (approximately) Monday to Friday. Once a week, or even once a month depending on availability.

Ph: 5443 8256
Mobile: 0410 437 977 / 0410 437 237
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Thriving Families (TF) Coordinator:

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Thriving Families (TF) Coordinator:

Position Description:

A paid position exists for a thriving families coordinator.  This position exists at a Community Centre acting as an independent social purpose community organisation. The Community Centre has been working actively in the greater Nambour and Sunshine Coast region for over 30 years and now has over 20 employees walking beside the community’s most vulnerable. You will be working in a broad range of programs including Thriving Families, Settlement and Community Development. The Community Centre has a strong agenda for growth and is committed to social justice and collective wellbeing. They work towards this by co-designing opportunities for participation, well being and collective community action that contribute to a flourishing civil society.

The applicable candidate will be a person who coordinates and is responsible for all aspects of the maintenance and future of Thriving Families. Competent in, management funding and reporting administration using OASIS; DEX and other similar government and non-government systems. Taking a lead role in the ongoing development of programs and responses in a progressive, antioppressive way that supports the empowerment and growth of families in the community. Responsible for the participation in a sector response to the needs of families and children in Nambour and more broadly the Sunshine Coast. You will be able to manage the resourcing of the program both financially and through human resources.  You will be able to undertake various forms of community analysis, development, creation and, coordination in a range of diverse responsive entry points into support and connection. You will be able to develop community wide links between families, groups, organisations and other agencies to build the overall capacity of the community and its families.

Key selection criteria: Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences, Social Work or Human services. You will have an ability to articulate your framework of practice which draws from specific values, principles and social theories that contribute to an organisation committed to community development and social justice principles.  You will have demonstrated knowledge of a range of progressive social work practices, including feminist practice and anti-oppressive frameworks; with an understanding of how this relates to contemporary families and parenting issues.  You will have practice knowledge around early intervention principles/practices with family oriented programs, and an understanding of the diverse models of parenting and issues affecting families and children. You will have a demonstrated ability to manage programs, including the ability to work creatively and innovatively, manage budgets and contractual obligations with diverse funding bodies. You will have a demonstrated experience in managing a small team of people, or demonstrated knowledge/experience of processes in the areas of group supervision, reflective practice and leadership. You will have a demonstrated ability and/or experience in the provision of a leadership role and participation within the human services sector.

Requirements: A current C Class drivers licence is essential. A current Blue Card is essential.  (Please advise if you do not have one, but are eligible to be issued one on application.) Applications must include a Covering Letter, a resume containing at least two referees and a response to the selection criteria.

Duration: Permanent – Part Time.

Contact:

Ph: 5443 8256
Mobile: 0410 437 977 / 0410 437 237
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Personal Document Support

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Personal Document Support

Position Description:

A  community centre is looking for someone who would like to work with community members on a one on one basis to support and assist with completing various documents and online forms.
They are looking for someone who would like to work with community members on a one on one basis to support and assist with completing various documents and online forms.
As a document support volunteer you would be assisting with applications for Foresters Community NILS and Personal loan applications, you would complete forms, write letters, develop resumes, apply for copies of ID documents such as Birth Certificates and more.

To successfully carry out this role you would need moderate computer skills including internet, word, excel, scanning and emailing. Ideally you would also have a good level of patience and interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds and ages. The centre asks that if successful you are willing to volunteer for at least 6 hrs one day a week. The current document support volunteer takes appointments on a Tuesday however this can be changed to suit the new volunteer.

Working with this community centre is approved by Centrelink for those job seekers wishing to undertake voluntary work as an approved activity. A Blue Card is not a requirement for this position however the organisation are able to support the volunteer in applying for one if they choose.

Requirements: Good computer skills including internet, word, excel, scanning and emailing. Ideally you would also have a good level of patience and interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds and ages. A Blue Card is not a requirement for this position however the organisation are able to support the volunteer in applying for one.

Duration: Regular – More than 6 months.

Training: Training will be provided

Availability:  A Minimum of six hours for one day per week between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Contact:

Ph: 5443 8256
Mobile: 0410 437 977 / 0410 437 237
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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