Sunshine Coast Volunteer Expo
During National Volunteer Week, Sunshine Coast Council invites volunteer organisations and individuals to connect and network at the Sunshine Coast Volunteer Expo on May 11.
The Expo, which will run from 9am to 2pm at Lake Kawana Community Centre follows an undertaking at last year’s Volunteer Sector Forum by Mayor Mark Jamieson that council would provide further professional development and networking opportunities for the region’s dedicated volunteers.
“The Expo is suitable for current volunteers and for those who have some spare time and have been thinking of volunteering,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“The Volunteer Expo falls within National Volunteer Week and this year’s theme is ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’.
“We’ll be celebrating that not only are our volunteers helping make the lives of others happier, they too are happier by giving back to the community
“Council’s adopted Social Strategy set a target of increasing the contribution of community members volunteering within our region from one in five to one in four.”
The Sunshine Coast Volunteer Expo program includes a range of inspirational presenters covering everything from funding and sponsorship to recruiting and retaining volunteers and much more.
The keynote address on Corporate Volunteering will be delivered by Trevor Devitt, Head of Communications at Youi Insurance.