Member Organisations

Community organisations, groups and not-for-profits in the Redlands provide a huge range of necessary and important services to people in need throughout the region with the help of many dedicated volunteers. 

This includes providing access to meals, the opportunity to enjoy leisure activities, organising community events and festivals, access to transport, support for our elderly, frail and people with disabilities, to better health outcomes, counselling and more. Volunteering Redlands invite all locally based not-for-profits and community organisations to become a member of Volunteering Redlands. Thank you to all of our current members for the important work that you do. Below is snapshot of our current membership. 

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    Redland Museum

    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. 

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    Sailability Bayside

    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. Their 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.

    They operate 14 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.

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    University of the Third Age

    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.  Find out more information about tutors and courses by emailing or call 3821 3888.

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    Meals on wheels in the Redlands

    Cleveland Meals on Wheels (MOW) and Meals on Wheels Vic Point and Redland Bay have been delivering meals in the Redlands area since 1969 and have over 100 volunteers who ensure clients have healthy meals delivered to their home. MOW volunteers provide a friendly face, a smile and a chat to our community members who are unable, for any reason, to prepare their own meals.

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    Circle of Men

    Circle of Men Inc. aim to create an environment for the well-being of men living in aged care facilities. Circle of Men members visit local aged care facilities regularly to provide elderly men with an opportunity to get together and talk. This provides social connections and aims to help prevent loneliness & social isolation. Their mission is to provide a safe environment in which the elderly men feel safe and supported. Circle of Men invite interested local men to come along and see what it's all about.

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    North Stradbroke Island Aboriginal & Islanders Housing Co-op Society Ltd

    The North Stradbroke Island Aboriginal & Islanders Housing Co-op Society Ltd (NSI Housing Co-op) provides long term, affordable housing for Aboriginal residents on North Stradbroke Island.

    Their Services include:

    • Home and Community Services operating from Minjerriba Respite Centre,
    • Residential Aged Care operating from Nareeba Moopi Moopi Pa Aged Care at One Mile
    • Short to long term caravan site rentals at Myora Caravan Park.
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    Redfest Strawberry Festival

    Redfest Strawberry Festival, a community festival, has been taking place for over 60 years. The first festival was organised in 1953 to raise funds for the Capalaba School of Arts hall. Followed in 1958 due to a glut of strawberries from local strawberry farmers. Over the following years the festival committee has organised a massive variety of events including the world famous strawberry eating competition, street parade, strawberry queens, strawberry ball, talent contests, rodeos, bicycle races, animal displays, side show alley, workshops, entertainment and heaps more.

    The farmers and community groups who started the festival would be delighted, if not a little bit overwhelmed by the event they established all those years ago.

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    Mission to Seafarers

    Mission to Seafarers is a Not For Profit Charity providing welfare and spiritual support to socially and culturally isolated foreign seafarers. Due to Covid, seafarers are no longer allowed ashore. MTS has an online shop which allows seafarers to place orders which are delivered to the bottom of the Gangways of ships when in port. Care packs are also prepared for ships coming into Port. These include beanies, magazines, toiletries, DVDs, jigsaws, games and treats.

    Volunteers are always welcome. All you need is a warm heart and a big smile! 

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    The Cage Youth Foundation

    The Cage Youth Foundation has been established since 2001. It provides community support services and programs which serve the Redlands by helping families by providing information & support programs, both within schools and on site at their Centre. Their goal is to make a difference within our City #GoMAD (Go Make A Difference). The Cage has an established Social Enterprise Works Business that provides income over and above grants.

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    Redland Art Gallery

    The Redland Art Gallery (RAG) officially opened in 2003. RAG exhibitions and events feature local, Queensland, nationally and internationally recognised artists. Their exhibition program is showcased in six exhibition spaces over two locations at Cleveland and Capalaba and supports the representation of Redlands Coast’s diverse culture and heritage. The annual calendar of exhibitions and public programs provides opportunities for the Redlands Coast community and visitors to the Redlands Coast to access and engage with the visual arts, craft and design.

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    SAILS at Bayside
    Sailing Adventures in Life Skills - Sails at Bayside is a Community outreach arm of the Anglican Parishes of Wynnum, and Waterloo Bay within the Diocese of Southern Qld. Our vision is to provide opportunities for youth at risk, together with families and carers to overcome their difficulties, reach their potential and engage fully in community life, and the local community, young people and young families to enjoy time together on land and water in a safe and supportive Christian environment.
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    Redland Community Centre

    The Redland Community Centre is a non-profit community based organisation with its Head Office located in Capalaba.  Outreach service centres are located in Wynnum, Russell & Macleay Island. We are endorsed by the federal government as a public benevolent institution and registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC). The Centre generally provides services to people in the suburbs of the Redland City Council area, including the Bay Islands, and the Brisbane suburbs of Wynnum/Manly.

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    Donald Simpson Centre

    The Donald Simpson Centre was opened in 1987 with funds from State and Local Government and donations from the community. Its purpose is to provide a venue for social, intellectual and physical activities for the seniors and future seniors of the Redland community and the neighbouring areas. The Centre has a large auditorium and several activity rooms and a kitchen and café area. The many activities conducted in the Centre can be viewed on our Activities page; our day and overnight tours can be seen on our Travel page and other one-off events are presented on our Events page.

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    The Cancer Council QLD, Redlands Volunteer Branch

    The Cancer Council Queensland, Redlands Volunteer Branch is made up of volunteers working together to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland. The branch hosts a range of events, community stalls, morning teas and more to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. 

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    Redlands Church of Christ
    The Redlands Church of Christ is a suburban church that doesn't want to become huge. Their goal is to establish more, smaller churches where people can feel at home in a community where people know your name and your story. They are currently working on setting up a new church in Wynnum. Lots of people don't like mainstream worship. The Redlands Church of Christ work with the "Fringe Church" to ensure there are options for anyone who doesn't feel like they "fit in" to a mainstream church. 
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    Life Stream Australia

    Life Stream Australia ’s Leisure and Holiday Program provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to participate in community based  recreational activities, in a safe and supported environment. LSA offers a range of programs are not only fun, but are designed to develop skills, enhance self-esteem, build confidence and provide opportunities to make new friendships.  The range of programs and activities Life Stream Australia offers to participants is diverse and constantly evolving.    

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    Adventist Retirement Plus is about more than retirement – it’s about living well every day in every aspect of life. And it’s about having the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can call your place ‘home,’ because ARV have got today and tomorrow covered. Its reassuring to know that as needs change, a diverse range of care and services are all accessible in the one place!

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    Redland City SES
    The Redland City SES is a local volunteer organisation empowering people to help themselves and others in times of emergency and disaster.
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    Historic Ormiston House

    Ormiston House Estate is a heritage-listed plantation at Wellington Street, Ormiston, City of Redland, Queensland. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. The House is a large, single-storeyed brick residence, erected in stages between c.1858 and 1865 for the Hon. Louis Hope, a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council. Hope had arrived in New South Wales in 1843, was an active participant in early Queensland economic and political life, and was instrumental in the development of the sugar industry in Queensland. In the 1850s he purchased and/or leased extensive landholdings in the Moreton region, including Kilcoy Station (in partnership with Robert Ramsey) in 1853, Shafston House at Kangaroo Point in 1854, and land in the Cleveland area overlooking Raby Bay, 1852-55. Ormiston is said to have been named after a Hope ancestral name in Scotland. 

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    Silky Oaks Childrens Haven

    Silky Oaks is a not-for-profit charity who for over 81 years, has been helping people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage achieve hope for a brighter tomorrow. Since 1940, we have responded to the needs of our community, providing a range of high quality social care, therapeutic and early childhood services. We are motivated by our vision to see people and communities thrive. Silky Oaks enthusiastically partners with other organisations and government agencies to achieve the right mix of community services and supports for our clients.

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    Redlands Eisteddfod Inc.

    Redlands Eisteddfod Inc. exists to 'Encourage Today's Youth' by providing performance opportunities in the disciplines of music, dance and speech & drama. The Eisteddfod Committee provides appropriate high quality performance venues and expert adjudicators to give constructive feedback to encourage participants to continue their pursuits in their chosen discipline. There are 4 sections held from late April to mid September each year. Significant cash prizes and performance opportunities are awarded to outstanding competitors to assist them in their cultural pursuits and to offer opportunities for competitors to work with working professionals. The standard of performances is very high.

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    Royal Life Saving Queensland

    Royal Life Saving Queensland is focused on reducing drowning and promoting healthy, active and skilled communities through innovative, reliable, evidence based advocacy; strong and effective partnerships and quality programs, products and services. There is no one reason Australians drown, so there is no one simple solution. For that reason, our approach needs to reflect the complexity of the range of issues that result in drowning deaths. For over 125 years the Royal Life Saving Society has worked to harness the strengths of the communities we work with to reduce drowning and turn everyday people into everyday community lifesavers.

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    Fun Farm

    Fun Farm supports teenagers and adults with disabilities and their families friends and carers, to engage in experiences and opportunities for skill development connection and FUN!

    Fun Farm embraces the social model of disability – they aim to create social change that allows people
    with disabilities to participate in society on an equal basis with others.

    Fun Farm invites you to join. You’ll find a safe and inclusive community a place for you to make connections and share your hopes and dreams. You’ll gain a sense of belonging and opportunity to explore new possibilities.

    With a range of events and community activities for disabled adults and young people planned for this year, come and make some new friends, or try something new.

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    Drug ARM

    TRANSFORMING LIVES Change takes many forms. It can be one small step, or a giant leap of faith. It can be a single act of kindness or a gesture of trust, or an initiative that transforms a whole community. Drug ARM works to reach and improve the lives of people and communities impacted by alcohol and other drugs, because they know even the smallest changes can help make a huge difference. Drug ARM's vision is for flourishing people and communities living free from the harms of alcohol and other drugs. Drug ARM's mission is to deliver the highest standard of awareness, rehabilitation and management solutions to address the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs.

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    The Pyjama Foundation

    The Pyjama Foundation was created to provide children in care a world of unlimited opportunity, to create positive relationships, and to instill a love for learning. 

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    Oakland Street Community Gardens

    Oaklands Street Community Gardens Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated group situated at Oaklands Street, Alexandra Hills. The garden was established in 2005 and operates under the licence of the Redlands City Council. It covers an extensive area tended by volunteers who give their free time and skills to keep the gardens growing. Their mission is to inspire, share and teach organic and sustainable gardening practices to all who wish to come to the garden. The Gardens are a place to make new friends and enjoy social interaction. 

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    Night Ninjas Inc.

    The Night Ninjas Incorporated is a NFP organisation founded by Alix Russo in 2015. Today the Night Ninjas consists of dozens of dedicated volunteers focused on helping people experiencing homelessness and those who are living close to or below the poverty line.