Volunteers are the drivers of our community. With the help of hundreds of inspiring volunteers, our member organisations are making our community stronger and more vibrant.
We welcome all not-for-profit organisations based in Redlands to become members of Volunteering Redlands. Here is a snapshot of some of our member organisations.
Redland Museum www.redlandmuseum.org.au 07 3286 3494
Redland Museum has been in existence for over forty years and is entirely the result of volunteer work and community support, with the Rotary Club of Cleveland and Redland City Council being major contributors. Over the years the Museum has grown from a small building costing less than $5000 to erect, to a large professionally run museum with an indoor floor space of 2700 square meters. A dedicated band of volunteers continually push the Museum onto greater heights.
Sailability Bayside sailabilitybayside.wordpress.com
Sailability Bayside provides a sailing opportunity for people with all types and levels of disability in order to bring pleasure, encourage development and provide a broader life experience. Our clients come from various Disability Service Organisations or as private individuals, and they are normally accompanied by a carer who has responsibility for their welfare ashore.
We operate 14 Access 303 sailing dinghies and a 7.4m Payne yacht named ‘Faith’, all of which have been designed specifically for the disabled and have great stability. Sailability Bayside is an all-volunteer organisation and part of Sailability World Inc in affiliation with Sailability Australia and Sailability Queensland. We are entirely self-funded, relying on our own fundraising, donations from clients, grants from government sources, and donations from business and community service organisations.
The University of the Third Age (U3A) Redlands District www.u3aredlands.com.au
The University of the Third Age (U3A) Redlands District offers members academic, physical and recreational classes and activities, facilitated by volunteers experienced in their field and for the benefit of retired and semi-retired people in our community. More information about tutors and courses can be found on www.u3aredlands.com.au or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3821 3888
Churches of Christ in Queensland www.cofc.com.au
Churches of Christ in Queensland operates more than 300 services providing care and compassion to vulnerable persons in areas including early childhood, children, youth and families, community housing, home and community care and residential aged care.
Whether it is comforting a resident, driving a community bus or playing chess with a teenager, every one of our 1,500 volunteers helps make the lives easier of those who need it most.
(In the picture- through gardening, dancing and manicures, volunteer Rosa Newell plays a vital role in making life more meaningful for residents at Buckingham Gardens Aged Care Service in Alexandra Hills.)
MORE THAN JUST A MEAL
Our Mission: To provide a quality meals service that meets individual needs and encourages positive ageing and wellbeing.
We have been delivering meals in the Cleveland, Ormiston, Wellington Point & Birkdale areas since March 1969 and have over 100 volunteers ensuring that meals are delivered to the client and not left at the door. We offer a choice of soup, main meal, mini meal, sandwiches and dessert to suit your individual requirements.
Our volunteers provide a friendly face, smile and a chat to those in the community who are unable for any reason to prepare their own meals.
Cleveland Meals on Wheels. Phone 3286 2626, Website: Clevelandmealsonwheels.com.au
Finncare is a not for profit, charitable, community focused organisation based in Thornlands. We are the only Finnish aged care facility in Australia, where we celebrate our culture through giving care to others. We operate a 45 bed aged care facility, 23 independent living villas, home support services and a day respite centre. Our aim is to create a hub of care and cultural excellence.
To complement our Finnish culture and heritage, Finncare operates a Finnish café (Poro Café), function rooms and a restorative gym using Finnish gym equipment. Finncare is a great place to volunteer where you will feel a part of something bigger, and where there are many opportunities to give back to the community. We have volunteers in the Poro Café, in the aged care facility where they get involved in a range of activities. We have many opportunities to volunteer at Finncare whether it is a personal connection you are looking for or something that provides for a greater number of residents or clients such as driving the bus on outings or group activities. For further information about Finncare please call 07 3829 4800 or visit our website www.finncare.org.au.