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July Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Driver– Buderim

Volunteer Cook– Buderim

Cotton Tree Markets Admin Support Officer– Maroochydore

Retail Assistants

Hospice Personal Carer– Doonan

Hospice Support Volunteer– Doonan

Lifestyle Activities Volunteer– Kilcoy

Lifestyle Volunteer Bus Driver– Kilcoy

Gardening and Grounds Maintenance– Noosa

Onsite Information Officer– Eumundi

Adiministration Assistant– Eumundi

Reception Assistant– Maroochydore

Set-Up Superstar– Buddina

Event Volunteer Support Person– Bokarina

Activities Support – Craft– Buderim

Library Helper– Noosa

Gardening and Grounds Maintenance– Noosa

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Mary Valley Rattler

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The Mary Valley Rattler has a history stretching back over a century, to a time when our local region was just beginning to grow. With the discovery of gold by James Nash in 1867, the Gympie and Mary Valley region underwent rapid development. Railway lines were laid to supply the area as it grew in importance, and the Rattler served the region for the better part of a century.

In the 1990s, having been superseded in its original purpose, the Mary Valley Rattler entered a new phase. The Mary Valley Heritage Railway was formed in 1996 and became custodians of the Mary Valley Line. Under their guidance, this iconic piece of Queensland history became an important tourist attraction showcasing the beauty of the Mary Valley. On 23 May 1998, The Rattler began operations again, carrying over 33,000 passengers annually until operations were ceased in 2012.

Gympie Station, circa 1930

However, there remained a deep commitment to keeping this beloved attraction alive. In 2014, under the newly formed Rattler Railway Company, the case for bringing back the Mary Valley Rattler was renewed. A funding arrangement between the Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government brought the dream to fruition and the Rattler made its triumphant return towards the end of 2018.

The Rattler Railway Company has an impressive fleet of locomotives in its care. The centrepiece of this collection, though, must be their C17 class locomotive 802. Its long journey through the years brought it to Gympie where the Mary Valley Heritage Railway lovingly restored it to its former glory. It is now back on the tracks more than 80 years after its construction.

One other C17 class locomotive, Number 967, is waiting to make its return after a titanic effort to bring it back to working order in the Rattler Railway Company workshop. The Welcome Back Run C17 No. 967 will take place on 31 August 2019. This historic event must not be missed. Click here for more information.

See more about Locomotive 967’s restoration

With the Rattler back in operation since 2018, its services have never been better. To give you a taste of what’s on offer, book yourself into The DeguSTATION Train on Thursday 8 August.

Book your ticket

Enjoy the culinary delights served up by local chefs Matt Golinski, Mark Johnson and James Barnden who will create your 5-course degustation journey served at the heritage stations of Amamoor, Dagun and Gympie aboard the Rattler steam train as you journey through the gorgeous Mary Valley.

The event will exhibit the splendours of our local produce as local volunteers serve and share stories of the region and the Mary Valley Rattler line.

The Mary Valley Rattler benefits greatly from the hard work of its passionate volunteers. If you would like to join this exciting enterprise steeped in Queensland history, take a look at what volunteer opportunities they have on offer.

Volunteer Opportunities

See what’s on offer in the Mary Valley Rattler’s upcoming events.

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Mary Valley Rattler Volunteer Opportunities

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Guest Experience Volunteers

Position Description

Are you a people person or know someone that is?

The Mary Valley Rattler is getting back on track and is going to be much more than a train ride. We are currently recruiting for guest experience volunteers interested in contributing to an unforgettable living heritage experience for our guests.

This is a hands-on opportunity to have some real fun with the Rattler. There’s an endless range of ways the guest experience can be enhanced at the Rattler.

Ready to make history both for the Rattler and our passengers? Some of the positions available:

  • Hosts
  • Special Events Team Members
  • Storytellers
  • Retail Attendants
  • Hospitality Attendants

Requirements

Passionate about delivering professional customer service and care

Great sense of humour Engaging and responsive to guest needs

Ability to work with children, mature age and adults from all walks of life

Safety conscious and compliant

Energetic and passionate for the success of the guest’s experience

Training: Successful applicants will be provided with a full induction and training program

Time Required: As required

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256

Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Retail Attendant

Position Description:

Retail attendants provide excellent customer service to our guests of the Mary Valley Rattler gift shop & tour desk. They work within a service focused team at the Historic Gympie Station.

Requirements:

  • Customer Service focused
  • Team Players
  • Keen to learn & share information with guests
  • Good Communication skills including oral, phone & written
  • Basic computer skills. Eg emails & database
  • Willingness to contribute to community
  • Willingness to follow directions/instructions
  • Willingness to undergo basic training
  • Blue Card Required
  • Retail experience desirable but not essential
  • Enjoy interacting with a broad cross section of the community

Training: SARC (Safely Access the Rail Corridor), First Aid

Time Required:  Minimum 2 hours per day. No minimum days per week/month. Operating days are Wed – Sun from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256

Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

On-Board Attendant

Position Description

Join the journey on the Mary Valley Rattler as it winds its way through the scenic Mary Valley. Volunteers will be focused on the guest experience, customer service, safety monitoring & messaging and general journey information.

  • Punching tickets
  • Assisting passengers with boarding & disembarking
  • Safety monitoring
  • Making sure people stay behind the white line on the platforms, ensuring guests stay within the confines of the train during the journey
  • Communicating with the train driver & crew
  • Communicating with other On-Board attendants throughout the journey
  • Assisting with guest movement through the carriages, at destination stations where required
  • General daily cleaning of the carriage you are responsible for
  • Managing & maintaining a small carriage kit that includes on-board collateral.

Requirements:

  • Blue card required
  • Must be confident and outgoing and willing to learn basic information about the train and the journey
  • Must be able to commit to the shifts that they sign up for
  • Must be willing to undergo basic training
  • Knowledge of the train journey and destination stations/townships
  • Be willing to learn basic historical information about the Rattler
  • Be armed with interesting facts to entertain during the journey

Training: SARC (Safely Access the Rail Corridor), First Aid, Safety Training

Time Required:  Morning And Afternoon shifts available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Minimum 5 hour shift.

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256

Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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June Volunteer Opportunities

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Delivery Assistant Nambour

Administration Assistant Nambour

Kitchen Assistant Nambour

Delivery Driver Nambour

Community Visitor Scheme Nambour

Experienced Cook Buderim

Retail Assistant Beerwah

Volunteer Driver Buderim

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Literacy and Numeracy Tutors

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Position Description:

A Maroochydore organisation delivering Government programs that provide skills and qualification for employment is looking for a volunteer to sit with individual students to support their learning. Some of these students have dyslexia, autism, ADHD or other learning disabilities.

Requirements:

  • A Blue Card is required (we can assist with the application)
  • Friendly, patient and easy-going
  • Good English and numeracy skills

Training: Trained on the job by teacher

Time Required: 9 am to 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, 3.5 or 5 hours per day Monday to Thursday, 1-4 days per week

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Activities Assistant

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Position Description:

Activities volunteers are needed to work alongside a dedicated Lifestyle team that includes music and visual arts therapists working with residents on creative arts and leisure activities.  These activities can be painting, craft, crossword puzzles, playing poker, jigsaws, newspaper and book reading, sailing or visiting art galleries or museums.

Requirements: Activity Volunteers do not have to have specialised skills or experience, although that is wonderful if you have. The organisation is looking for positive people with sunny dispositions who like to help and are good listeners.

Time Required: Four or five hours per day. Evening and weekend shifts are available.

Training: All volunteers are given induction training that covers their and the residents rights.

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Gardener

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Position Description:

A Noosa organisation is looking for a volunteer gardener to maintain garden areas around their library. This role would involve regularly maintaining these areas, including light pruning, weeding, sweeping, tidying, planting, mulching, fertilising, and watering. There will be a 3 month probation period upon commencement.

Requirements: A Blue Card is required. The organisation can assist with the process.

Time Required: 3 to 8 hours per week.

Training: Provided on the job

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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May Volunteer Opportunities

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Gardener

Position Description:

A Noosa organisation is looking for a volunteer gardener to maintain garden areas around their library. This role would involve regularly maintaining these areas, including light pruning, weeding, sweeping, tidying, planting, mulching, fertilising, and watering. There will be a 3 month probation period upon commencement.

Requirements: A Blue Card is required. The organisation can assist with the process.

Time Required: 3 to 8 hours per week.

Training: Provided on the job

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Activities Assistant

Position Description:

Activities volunteers are needed to work alongside a dedicated Lifestyle team that includes music and visual arts therapists working with residents on creative arts and leisure activities.  These activities can be painting, craft, crossword puzzles, playing poker, jigsaws, newspaper and book reading, sailing or visiting art galleries or museums.

Requirements: Activity Volunteers do not have to have specialised skills or experience, although that is wonderful if you have. The organisation is looking for positive people with sunny dispositions who like to help and are good listeners.

Time Required: Four or five hours per day. Evening and weekend shifts are available.

Training: All volunteers are given induction training that covers their and the residents rights.

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Personal Assistant

Position Description:

A Sunshine Coast organisation requires a volunteer to assist with admin and web development. Some of the tasks will include creating spreadsheets and helping to produce a bi-monthly newsletter utilising Microsoft Office programs. While a new premises is being secured, the successful applicant will have the convenience of working from home with close communication with Committee members. You may also get the opportunity to get involved in other activities depending on your skills and experience including grants research and/or writing, introducing the organisation to other service providers on the Sunshine Coast, attending forums & workshops and when an office premises is acquired, general office duties.

Requirements: You will need a computer with the required programs. Understanding of Microsoft Office and document design

Time Required: Ten hours per week.

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Literacy and Numeracy Tutors

Position Description:

A Maroochydore organisation delivering Government programs that provide skills and qualification for employment is looking for a volunteer to sit with individual students to support their learning. Some of these students have dyslexia, autism, ADHD or other learning disabilities.

Requirements:

  • A Blue Card is required (we can assist with the application)
  • Friendly, patient and easy-going
  • Good English and numeracy skills

Training: Trained on the job by teacher

Time Required: 9 am to 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, 3.5 or 5 hours per day Monday to Thursday, 1-4 days per week

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Administration Officer

Position Description:

An Admin officer is required to fulfill the following duties:

  • Provide administrative and receptionist services to nominated managers, including the preparation of documents and spreadsheets
  • Provide a professional reception and general office service by answering telephone and email enquiries from staff, volunteers and the general public
  • Provide general administrative support including preparation and distribution of daily mail/emails, room bookings, loans of equipment, meeting organisation and documentation, filing, and assisting with the orientation of new staff
  • Assist in the management of facilities, space, and daily operations of the office, including ordering supplies and consumables
  • Assist with organising health/volunteer events
  • Liaise with the Management team in relation to minor purchases, receipting, invoices, reimbursements and record keeping
  • Assist with the collation of data and information and ensure that records are kept in accordance with the Privacy Act & Policy and ensure confidentiality as appropriate
  • Contribute to the organisation’s service & ethos by showing initiative and being your own positive energy leader within the team
  • Comply with health and safety policies, procedures, hazard reporting and safe work practices

Requirements:

  • Education, training and/or relevant experience equivalent to completion of an associate diploma in conjunction with relevant experience
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and client service skills including experience in liaising with a wide and diverse range of clients as the first point of contact
  • Demonstrated high level attention to detail in data entry, document handling, and filing
  • Demonstrated general organisational skills including the ability to manage time and high volume tasks efficiently and meet tight deadlines within the context of competing demands
  • Demonstrated written communication skills, including the ability to draft and edit routine correspondence such as letters and emails with a high degree of accuracy
  • Demonstrated digital literacy skills including intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, email and internet

Training: Volunteer Induction and orientation

Time Required: 6 hours per day Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (1 volunteer or 2 volunteers to share role)

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Admin Support

Position Description:

Assist with basic admin duties including answering the phone, filing and data entry, managing front reception and document handling.

Requirements:

  • Background and experience in admin (preferred)
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Good people skills

Training: Basic on the job instruction provided

Time Required: 2-3 days per week. Negotiable hours but would be required to start at 9.00 am

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Activities Volunteer

Position Description:

A volunteer is required to run male oriented activities for their male clients. The volunteer will be supported in this role, given direction on what to do, and how to run the activity. The activities include movie afternoons, remote control cars, race car tracks, table tennis, pool table and virtual reality glasses.

Requirements: A police check that the organisation will organise and pay for

Training: Training in dementia given

Time Required: This is a weekly activity. Hours are negotiable. Mornings are preferred.

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

 

Personal Carer

A volunteer is needed to provide direct personal care duties for the organisation’s guests. This includes manual handling, showering, assisting with toileting, and other tasks as directed by the Registered Nurses. You will also attend to the hospitality at the hospice, greeting guests and family members, offering a companion role to our guests, providing food, maintaining the environment and cleaning/housekeeping tasks. Companionship might include reading, watching movies, reminiscing, going out in the garden or being a silent presence. You must be flexible within the requirements of this role and offer a relationship of curiosity, sensitivity and comfort.

Requirements: relevant qualifications including Certificate 3 or similar. Previous experience in caring for ill people or palliative care is vital and a kind and compassionate approach is necessary.

Training: Training and ongoing support is provided

Time Required: One or two five-hour shifts per week

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Aged Care Volunteers

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Position Description:

An organisation has need of volunteers to fill various positions in aged care and disability care:

COMMUNITY VISITORS SCHEME: Assist by visiting customers within their own home or Residential Aged Care on a one on one basis for social interaction and engagement. Hours vary from 1 hour per fortnight upwards, with times and days arranged to suit yourself and the client. Positions available from North Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and North QLD areas.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT: Assist clients to appointments via organisation vehicles between 7 am – 3 pm weekdays. Half day and full day shifts are available. Positions primarily based in Maroochydore.

DAY RESPITE: Assist with social activities within Maroochydore Day Respite Centre at events such as art, craft, exercise, music, cooking, yoga, morning walking groups, outings and special events between 7 am – 3 pm weekdays. Times and days can be arranged to suit yourself and the organisation. Position is based in Maroochydore.

KITCHEN ASSISTANT: Assist with food preparation, packing, sorting, dish-washing and cleaning between 6 am – 4 pm weekdays. Many shifts and times are available. Position is based in Maroochydore.

MEAL DELIVERY: Assist with deliveries of nutritious meals, cooked daily, and delivered to local client homes between 10 am – 12.30 pm weekdays. Position is primarily based in Maroochydore and Buderim.

Requirements: A National Police Check and Blue Card are required.

Time Required: Available shifts are flexible for most volunteer positions, please ask your Volunteering Sunshine Coast interviewer for more details.

Training: Provided on the job

Contact:

Ph- 5443 8256
Email- admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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Work Experience Coordinator

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Description: Volunteering Sunshine Coast is looking for a Work Experience Coordinator. The Work Experience Coordinator provides student placements by matching student and host employers in a way that is aligned with the training and educational objectives of the student.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining accurate records and data base (pathways)
  • Data entry
  • Process support
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Communication with host employers

Requirements:

  • Good telephone skills and email ability
  • Experience in small business
  • Knowledge of HR practices
  • Knowledge of Vocational and senior education
  • Self motivated/confident
  • Ability to research- find industry employers
  • Experience working with young people
  • Non essential: Ability to present career information to students

Commitment: Long term

Availability: Two days a week 9 am – 3 pm

Training: On the job

Contact:

Ph: 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au

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