Volunteering program benefits community and environment
  • Wednesday 22 August 2012

Sunshine Coast work places are encouraged to participate in Sunshine Coast Council’s Corporate Volunteering Program to support local community groups and help our environment.

UnityWater is the latest organisation to get involved with the program by working with council to organise this morning’s Creekside Greening event.

Twenty five UnityWater employees and stakeholders planted over 400 seedlings at Cristina Low Park to increase vegetation and enhance wildlife corridors.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council’s Corporate Volunteering Program was a good opportunity for organisations to develop community connections and contribute to existing environmental projects.

"Volunteering is a great opportunity for corporate teams to contribute positively to the Sunshine Coast community and it is also a great team building exercise," said Cr McKay.

"Council’s Corporate Volunteering Program will often link organisations with existing community groups, which helps to complement existing environmental projects."

Corporate volunteering projects can be tailored to one time small group activities or regular corporate events, with activities including the restoration of coastal dunes, waterways and environmental reserves.

Organisations who want to participate in council’s Corporate Volunteering Program can visit council's website for further information and to register their interest.