Welcome to Volunteering Gold Coast

Your place to connect to your community, get involved & give back!

Transport Services

 Do you need support with transport? We can take you to: 

  • Medical Appointments
  • Shopping Trips
  • Social Outings & more

Suitable for over 65’s, under 65’s and NDIS participants.

 

Disability Services

 Are you registered with the NDIS? We can assist you with:

  • Support Coordination
  • Community Transport
  • Mainstream Opportunities
    Suitable for registered NDIS participants & under 65’s  living with a disability.   

Volunteering Services

Find a Volunteer Position that suits you. With hundreds of positions available in: 

  • Animal Welfare, Aged Care, Sporting Clubs & more
  • Individual Volunteering
  • Event Volunteering, Executive & Corporate Volunteering.

 

Members & Partners

Members: We’ll recruit volunteers to support your organisation & increase your efficiency with workshops and mentoring.  

Partners: What is Your Corporate Social Responsibility? Build your brand through community investment, sustainability and social impact.   

 

 

 

936,269kms

travelled by our drivers in 2019/20

Over 3,195

volunteers recruited 2019/20

Almost 50,000 hrs

of volunteering contributed by VGC Volunteers 2019/20

Over 11,580 Trips

for 1000 NDIS Participants in 2019/20

Our Initiatives

Accessible Beaches

Every weekend of the summer patrol season, accessible beach mats and beach friendly wheelchairs will be available at participating surf clubs, designed to assist people to reach the waters edge.

Support Coordination

Your Plan Your Way. Our Support Coordinators will collaborate with you to understand your NDIS plan and achieve the best outcomes for you.

Community Visitor Scheme

The Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) is an initiative which aims to address loneliness and isolation amongst older Australians

Check out these upcoming events!

Sep
1
Wed
FREE Training – Certificate III in Individual Support
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
FREE Training - Certificate III in Individual Support

What is the Individual Support Work Pathway?
You will be equipped to work in the community and/or residential settings providing person-centred support to people requiring assistance due to ageing. Your work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support whilst taking responsibility for your own outputs. You will develop a range of factual, technical, theoretical and procedural knowledge, of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
You will encompass enhanced empathy, understanding, compassion and motivation to advocate for clients and yourself. Whilst also, developing teamwork skills whilst working with professionals and learning to operate within expected codes of conduct. Graduating with the practical understanding of required industry reporting standards and the legal and ethical practices.

Start Date and Duration:
1 September 2021 – to be confirmed closer to the date. 12 weeks + 120 hours vocational placement, 4 days per week, 9am – 3pm.

To register your interest click here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/166886402723

Sep
23
Thu
FREE WORKSHOP “Getting Started Online”
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
FREE WORKSHOP "Getting Started Online"

About this event
This is an interactive workshop for beginners where you will learn the basics of:

Using the Internet
1. About the internet

2. Getting around online

3. Playing by the rules

Using online form
1. What is an online form?

2. Filling in your details

3. Multiple choices

Using Emails
1. What is email?

2. Creating an email account

3. Sending an email

4. Your inbox

5. Email safety and security

Using Search Engines
1. Benefits of search engines

2. Website addresses

3. Searching websites

4. Saving images and files

Introduction to Internet Safety
1. Computer security

2. Use of personal data

3. Secure online payment

4. Child safety online

To attend this workshop you must be over 50. You can only book 1 workshop at a time.
Date and time: Thu. 23 Sept 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST
Copy this link to register your participation: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/167538465059

Workshop For Members – Social Media & Blogging
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Workshop For Members - Social Media & Blogging

When your success depends on participation in community, events, donations, volunteering & service outreach; Social Media savvy skills are essential.

This workshop will highlight some of the key social media trends that have proven success and that connects to your audience with the message that your organisation is working towards.
Our Guest Speaker Mitzi, is a talented, freelance social media manager. Her extensive array of social media marketing experience and strategic guidance will shake-up and grow your brand awareness. Mitzi has extensive experience in leading global businesses, and is the founder of Martini Marketing, a boutique local marketing agency. The techniques she applies maximise the community impact of Branding, Marketing Campaigns, Channel Engagement and Content Creation.

This workshop will cover 3 key areas:
* Social Media 101 – an overview of each channel and how it can help your organisation grow
* Why blogging is the most underrated marketing activity
* Five tips to perfect your customer emails

Take away the skills that Mitzi will share with you to sharpen your social media marketing strategy and be invigorated by a fresh approach to engaging with your audience.

Nov
25
Thu
Gold Coast Seniors Health and Lifestyle EXPO (Southport)
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Would you like free information and education for seniors about health and lifestyle? Learn about retirement living options, in-home care, seniors travel, seniors insurance, financial planning, investment advice, free hearing and eyesight checks, and mobility aids. Information is available from Centrelink, City of Gold Coast and more.

Our friendly representatives from VGC will answer all your questions about our services, including:
📌Community Transport Services
📌NDIS Support Coordination
📌Community Visitor Scheme
📌Volunteering
📌Social Outings and Shopping Club
WHEN: Thu, 9 Sept, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St, Southport QLD
COST: FREE
To learn more click here. 

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