Style Switcher

Predefined Colors

Posted on


Volunteer Management Workshops

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

Rob Jackson is an internationally renowned author, consultant and facilitator, specialising in strategic volunteer engagement. He works across the public, private and voluntary sectors to help people and organisations engage and inspire others to bring about change. The lively, interactive, fun and challenging training services are designed to help you engage and inspire people to bring about change.

Leadership Training

This workshop is aimed at giving senior managers of not-for-profits a new perspective on volunteering and how their philosophy and daily actions provide the grounds for effective volunteer engagement.

In this fun and interactive workshop, explore what you believe volunteering is or isn’t, why you believe that and how that may inform your work as a volunteer manager.

When: Monday 9.30 am-4.30 pm, 23 October 2017 (please arrive by 9.15 am)
Where: Rumba Resort Caloundra, 10 Leeding Terrace, Caloundra

Morning tea and lunch will be provided

Cost

VSC members: Free
NON-VSC members: $110 incl. GST

Numbers are limited. Reserve a place by 5 pm, Friday 13 October.

Purchase a ticket here

Volunteer Managers Workshop

Developing engaging roles is an important aspect of recruiting and retaining volunteers. However, this important element of volunteer management often gets little attention.

This workshop will provide a method for developing volunteer roles as well as outlining key issues to consider.

When: Tuesday 9.30 am-1.00 pm 24 October 2017 (please arrive by 9.15 am)
Where: Rumba Resort Caloundra, 10 Leeding Terrace, Caloundra

Morning tea and lunch will be provided

Cost

VSC members: Free
NON-VSC members: $55 incl. GST

Numbers are limited. Reserve a place by 5 pm, Friday 13 October.

Purchase a ticket here

 

These projects have been proudly supported
by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program

Read More
Posted on

Sunshine Coast Library Events

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

 

Creative Life Adventure

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with nature while learning the art of photography with Steve Parish OAM, renowned publisher, naturalist, teacher and photographer, as he seeks to capture the beauty of local wildlife and landscapes.

View the flyer

Take Control: Legal Rights for Seniors

Gain a greater understanding of wills and the subtleties of elder abuse. Pick up legal information to help you avoid someone taking advantage of you. A Suncoast Community Legal Services lawyer will conduct a question and answer discussion after the screening of a fictionalised family drama concerning the legal responsibilities of enduring powers of attorney.

View the flyer

Retirement: Plan for Peace of Mind

Whether you have already retired or are planning ahead, there’s time to take control of your situation. Join Cesar and Kellie from UP Financial Planners to learn about your options and maximise your retirement strategies.

Gain a better understanding of what is important to you for your retirement. Find out if you are entitled to government benefits. Discover how to generate income via account based pensions, annuities, shares, managed funds and cash. Learn about superannuation, tax effective structures and estate planning.

View the flyer

Read More
Posted on


Aged Care Reform Information Session

BY: Joeseph / 1 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

Tahhniaa Dhavai, Gerontologist, is holding an information session covering vital elements of aged health care reform. The seminar will cover:

  • What are the Aged Care Reforms?
  • How are these reforms being implemented?
  • What reforms have been introduced since 2012?
  • What reforms can we expect to see in the future?
  • How do these reforms benefit older Australians?
  • How do these reforms change the way services are
    being delivered in the community?

If you are interested in attending, please book online here, or call Volunteering Sunshine Coast:

Ph: 5443 8256

Mob: 0410 437 237 / 0410 437 977

When: 10am – 11:30am, 12 September 2017

Where: Stockland Sales & Information Centre, Corner Birtinya & Lake Kawana Blvd, Birtinya

View the flyer

Read More
Posted on

Disability and Lifestyle Expo 2017

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

Today, tomorrow and beyond

FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OR OTHER SUPPORT NEEDS
This expo will feature special guest speakers, a diverse range of stalls, information and entertainment, information and options available from service providers and other relevant agencies to help support parents and young people with a disability and other needs. Volunteering Sunshine Coast will be maintaining a booth at the expo.

Information available for:
• Students
• People with disabilities
• Teachers
• Parents
• Disability support workers
• Carers

When: Thursday 10 am – 2 pm, 31 August 2017
Where: TAFE Queensland, Mooloolaba campus, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT:
Naomi Eggmolesse
Ph: 5457 1384
Email: naomi.eggmolesse@tafe.qld.edu.au
Paula Ingles
Ph: 0457 833 348
Email: paula.ingles@tafe.qld.edu.au

Read More
Posted on

Dementia Awareness Month

BY: Joeseph / 1 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

September is Dementia Awareness Month, and in 2017 the theme is “You are not alone”.

Events will be held in the coming month to spread information and equip carers with necessary resources.

Are You a Carer?

Suncare Community Services is holding a workshop on Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Presented by Lorrae and Vince O’Rourke, the workshop will cover how dementia affects the lives of those with dementia and their carers, as well as the use of person centred care. Resources will be provided.

When: Thursday 10 am – 12 noon, 7 September 2017

Where: Caloundra Community Centre, 58A Queens St, Caloundra

Cost: Free for carers. Refreshments provided.

RSVP or for further info:
Ph: 1800 052 222
Email: sccrcc@suncare.org.au

Read leaflet

World Dementia Day

The Sunshine Coast Dementia Network is holding an information day to raise awareness about dementia and memory loss. This is an opportunity to meet those in the dementia world and staff who work in the area. Information will be available from various organisations. Sue Downey, author of You Are Not Alone, and Vince O’Rourke, I Wish I Were a Leper are appearing as guest speakers.

Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided. Registration will be open from 1 September.

When: Thursday 10 am – 2 pm, 21 September 2017

Where: Nambour State College, Hungerford Hall, 1 Carroll St, Nambour

RSVP or for further info:

Text Lorrae on 0418 298 183 or leave a message on 5476 0642.
Email: carersoutlook@gmail.com

Parking is available. Disability parking is outside the hall.

Read leaflet

Read More
Posted on

Technology Help

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

Available Dates and Times

Beerwah Library: 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah

Caloundra Library: 8 Omrah Ave, Caloundra

Coolum Library: 6 Park St, Coolum Beach

Kawana Library: 30 Nanyima St, Buddina

Maleny Library: 5 Coral St, Maleny

Maroochydore Library: 44 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore

Nambour Library: Currie St & Bury Street, Nambour

 

Other Information: Free events. Booking Essential

Contact: 5475 8989

Having problems using your digital device? Unsure of how to get the best out of your programs? Volunteers are available to work with you one-on-one in the library.

Topics vary and may include:
• Windows laptop (including 8 & 10)
• MacBook
• iPad/iPhone
• Android tablet
• Email
• Facebook
• Skype

Sessions are one hour long. You are welcome to bring your own device. Beginners welcome.

Contact library staff to book and confirm your topic (not all volunteers cover all topics).

 

Read More
Posted on

NAIDOC Week 2017

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

NAIDOC Week is held every July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In 2017, celebrations will be held across Australia in celebration of the theme: Our Languages Matter. This theme aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the Sunshine Coast Council is hosting a flag raising ceremony and traditional performance in the Nambour Council Chambers courtyard.

“Council’s annual flag raising ceremony is a tradition to acknowledge and celebrate NAIDOC Week and the community is invited to attend this free event which includes guest speakers and a traditional performance,” Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said.

“Following the official proceedings, our guests and visitors will be able to head into Nambour Library to view the Nandjimadji Art Group exhibition which showcases paintings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability on the Sunshine Coast.

“Our libraries are joining in the NAIDOC Week celebrations by hosting a range of exhibitions, a dot painting demonstration and a talk by recognised local Elder and Aboriginal Dot and Symbol artist Aunty Eve Kitchener.

“I encourage the community to get involved in the fantastic range of events planned throughout NAIDOC Week.”

Get involved in these local events:

NAIDOC Flage Raising Ceremony

Nambour Forecourt

3 July, 10-11 am

The flag raising ceremony recognises and celebrates the history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as their contributions to the Sunshine Coast community.

Nandjimadji Art Group Exhibition

Nambour Library: 3 July to 4 August

The Nandjimadji Art Group exhibition showcases paintings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability on the Sunshine Coast. Free event and no bookings required. Visit council’s library website for more details.

Nungeena Women’s Exhibition

Beerwah Library: 4 July to 1 August 

Paintings from Aunty Eve Kitchener, recognised local Elder and Aboriginal Dot and Symbol Artist – Wiraduri Tribe and from the Stolen Generation.  The exhibition also includes various artworks that were gifted to Nungeena and Liza Bloomfield. Free event and no bookings required. Visit council’s library website for more details.

Dot Painting Demonstration

Maroochydore Library: 6 July at 11.30am

Kenilworth Library: 7 July at 11am

View the intricate work of dot painting by members of the Nandjimadji Art Group. Artists will demonstrate dot painting skills and the application of traditional techniques using contemporary mediums. Free event and no bookings required. Visit council’s library website for more details.

Nungeena Women’s Business

Beerwah Library: 7 July at 11am

Aunty Eve Kitchener is a recognised local Elder and Aboriginal Dot and Symbol Artist. She is from the Wiraduri Tribe and the Stolen Generation.  Hear Aunty Eve talk about her artwork which will feature in the Nungeena Women’s Exhibition which also includes various artworks that were gifted to Nungeena and Liza Bloomfield. Free event and light refreshments will be provided. Bookings via council’s library website.

Sunshine Coast NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Black Swan Park, Cotton Tree: 8 July from 10am to 4pm

The local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community has come to depend on and look forward to connecting with not only other community members but government and non-government organisations. This event provides an opportunity to come together to share in culture, knowledge, good will. More than 30 organisations, local and interstate artists, retailers and performers. Free event. Visit www.naidoc.org.au for more details.

Read More
Posted on

Men’s Health Week 2017

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

During Men’s Health Week 2017, held 12-18 June, communities Australia-wide hold engaging events, promotions and activities tailored to the needs of men and boys. The focus is on improving and maintaining the health of our men, boys and their families, and having those meaningful conversations about factors that keep us healthy in body and mind.

A number of free activities and events will be held on the Sunshine Coast to promote this year’s theme: “Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance”. Below is a list of events aiming to respond to issues impacting the health of men and boys in our community:

Nutrition for Better Mental Health and Wellbeing – for Men and Boys

Learn how to get the best out of your diet, and how eating well positively affects your mental health. During the session, you will gain knowledge about what to eat to create a healthy and varied diet.

Date: Monday 12 June

Time: 10.00 – 11.30 am followed by a free morning tea

Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre

Cost: Free

BookingBook online

Free Men’s Only Fitness Session

Join Jarreau in an all-ages, all levels men’s only fitness class followed by a light lunch of healthy sandwiches.

Date: Tuesday 13 June

Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm followed by a light lunch.

Location: Resolve Fitness at Caloundra RSL

Cost: Free

Booking: Not required, inquiries contact Donna on 5438 5800

Special Guest Speaker Dr Craig Allingham with open address by Mayor Mark Jamieson

Dr Craig Allingham is a men’s health educator and sport physiotherapist who wants you to know how your health is travelling. Craig Allingham is the author of Prostate Recovery MAP – Men’s Action Plan, and his presentation will cover prostate disease and other aspects of male health attitudes, behaviors and outcomes. He is very entertaining and informative and speaks fluent ‘bloke’. Women are also welcome but must bring at least one man with them.

Date: Wednesday 14 June

Time: 9.30 – 11 am followed by morning tea

Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre

Cost: Free

BookingBook online

 

 

 

 

Read More
Posted on

Music Jam Sessions

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

Dave Peters and Jane Kennedy from Meredith Jam Camp are holding live music jams in celebration of Library and Information Week for anyone with their own instruments who would like to join. The sessions are free, no bookings required.

The available sessions are as follows:

Beerwah Library

Monday 22 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Caloundra Library

Tuesday 23 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Kawana Library

Tuesday 23 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Kenilworth Library

Friday 26 May, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Maleny Library

Wednesday 24 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Maroochydore Library

Thursday 25 May, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Nambour Library

Thursday 25 May, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Read More
Posted on

National Volunteer Week 2017

BY: Joeseph / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Events

Volunteering Sunshine Coast is hosting a garden tea party to celebrate National Volunteer Week and to launch the Rewards Card Program for volunteers. We want to celebrate and recognise the efforts of all the volunteers who have donated their time for the local community. We’re grateful to all our volunteers for their contributions!

Register for the event here.

For further enquiries please call 5443 8256 or email projects@volunteeringsc.org.au

Read More