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!

Apr
21
Wed
MEMBERS WORKSHOP “Crime Stoppers”
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us for a fascinating insight into the best ways to stay safe and how to work within your community to protect each other.

An introduction to Crime Stoppers will be offered by Acting Sgt Tracey Coulston to learn more about how to keep your home and organisation safe. Keith is the Chairperson of Crime Stoppers who will deliver information about Fraud, Identity Theft and Scams which put people and businesses at risk.
📌WHEN: Wednesday 21 April 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
📌WHERE: Volunteering Gold Coast, 2074 Gold Coast Hwy MIAMI 4220
📌COST: FREE
To register for this workshop, please click here.
May
6
Thu
Gold Coast Careers Festival
May 6 – May 8 all-day
Gold Coast Careers Festival

The annual Gold Coast Careers Festival is the largest and most comprehensive careers event on the Gold Coast and one of the largest in Queensland. The Gold Coast Careers Festival brings together educators, high schools, students, parents, career advisors, prospective students and job seekers in an interactive and dynamic environment. Explore over 60 education and training providers including Griffith University, Bond University, Southern Cross University, TAFE Queensland and many others. The Gold Coast Careers Festival is open to the public and best of all – it’s FREE! You don’t need to register, just head along to the venue for your opportunity to speak to over 60 exhibitors, including some of the city’s biggest employers. Join us for the 2021 Gold Coast Careers Festival to speak with some of our great Gold Coast educators and employers about your career! The Gold Coast Careers Festival is presented by Study Gold Coast.

EVENT DATE/S: Thursday, 6 May 2021 – Saturday, 8 May 2021

COST: FREE

Learn more here. 

May
13
Thu
Gold Coast Seniors Health and Lifestyle EXPO (Palm Beach)
May 13 @ 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: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thursday, 13 May 2021
WHERE: Palm Beach Share ‘n’ Care Centre, 31 Tenth Ave, Palm Beach
COST: FREE
To learn more click here. 
May
16
Sun
Gold Coast Beach Parade
May 16 all-day
Gold Coast Beach Parade

Gold Coast Beach Parade – is a new world record attempt for the greatest number of people (men, women and children) in koala ear visors involved in a beach parade. It will be held on Sunday, 16 May.

It’s time to support your local community, be social and meet new people by volunteering at this amazing event. To learn more about the festival, click here.

Beach Marshalls Volunteers are needed to assist with people, directing and answering questions. Our beach parade participants will walk in single file and in these COVID times, we need everyone to stay socially distanced and we need your help in ensuring this is done in a fun, encouraging and good-natured way. If you are confident, like to be involved in community events, enjoy being outdoors and want to help save the city’s Koalas – this volunteer role is for you!

Times and dates:

– Saturday 15 May at 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm: Volunteer Briefing, T-shirt collection and site familiarisation;
– Sunday 16 May 10 am – 1.30 pm: Gold Coast Beach Parade.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, click here. 

May
17
Mon
National Volunteer Week 2021
May 17 – May 23 all-day
National Volunteer Week 2021

May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers. From Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd May 2021, NVW will celebrate the significant contribution of Australia’s almost six million volunteers. Each year these volunteers dedicate over 600 million hours to help others.

The theme for NVW 2021 is Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine. which acknowledges that it is time to: 

  • RECOGNISEcelebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives. 
  • RECONNECT to what is important by giving our time to help others and ourselves.
  • REIMAGINE how we better support volunteers and communities they help. 

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Our Memberships

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.

Elizabeth Andrew

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