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Volunteers make our community stronger and help make the Northern Beaches an even better place to live. They help deliver services that would otherwise be out of reach for some in the community.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering during this difficult time. Your generosity demonstrates our strong community spirit here on the Northern Beaches.

Council is working with community organisations to support their volunteering efforts, and their available roles are listed below.

If your community group would like to be listed here, please email volunteer@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

 

Current community volunteer opportunities
 

Northern Beaches Council

Safety Ambassador 

Volunteer role description: Volunteer alongside Council's rangers and lifeguards to provide friendly reminders to the community about staying COVID safe during summer.
Commitment: Times, locations and days are flexible and training will be provided. 
Essential role requirements: While no experience is necessary we are looking for people over 18 who love to work with people and have a friendly disposition. 
Contact: Complete an expression of interest form here.
 

Community Co-op Northern Beaches - Warriewood

Shopper & Driver

Volunteer role description: Select food according to a shopping list from The Community Coop at Warriewood. Deliver shopping to volunteer cooks residing within 15km of Warriewood.
Commitment: One day per week (Mon or Fri) for approx 2 hours. Either Friday pickup between 1.30pm-2pm then delivery OR Monday pickup between 8am-11.30am then delivery.
Essential role requirements: Driver's licence with clear driving record; own large capacity vehicle for carrying crates of produce; Working With Children Check; Criminal Record Check.
Desirable: Familiarity with cooking ingredients.
Contact: Email to communitycoopnorthernbeaches@gmail.com

Driver & vehicle loading

Volunteer role description: Help collect and load large boxes (18-20kg) of fresh fruit and veg, which will ultimately be packed and delivered to community members in need.
Commitment: Any day between Monday to Friday at 2pm for approximately 1.5hrs. 
Essential role requirements: Drivers licence with clear driving record; Ability to lift 18-20kg boxes on your own.
Contact: Email to communitycoopnorthernbeaches@gmail.com
 

Special Olympics - Sydney Northern Beaches Club 

Sports coaches; Sports coordinators; Committee members; Fundraising 

Volunteer role description: Support people living with an intellectual disability to engage, be active and social through sport.
Commitment: Varies depending on the role, from 1 hour per week to a few hours per month.
Essential role requirements: A valid Working With Children Check and Police Check clearance (can be obtained once accepted).
Contact: Elizabeth Maister by email sydneynorthernbeaches.secretary@specialolympics.com.au 
https://www.specialolympics.com.au/nsw

Fighting Chance - Frenchs Forest 

Participant transport for disability service

Volunteer role description: Driving a van to support people with disability to access their essential services during COVID-19. 
You will be required to collect the van at our office in Frenchs Forest, pick up participants and bring them back to the office for the day (8.30am-10am), and/or do the return loop in the afternoons (2.30pm-5pm). 
Essential role requirements: Unrestricted current NSW drivers licence; willingness to undergo a National Police Check and Working With Children Check. 
Desirable experience: Driving an accessible vehicle; experience relating to people with disability.

Apply: online

MWP Care

Escorted shopping volunteer

Volunteer role description: Take clients shopping. Be responsible for the welfare, comfort and safety of clients from their home to their destination and return. 
Essential role requirements: Current drivers licence, a safe driving record, and own vehicle.
A sensitive and caring attitude and respect for the frail aged and younger people with disabilities.
Good listening and communications skills to enable clear and precise instructions from clients regarding their needs. 
Desirable: Own mobile phone.
Contact: enquiries@mwpcare.com.au / (02) 9913 3244

CCNB

Stay Well, Stay Connected program

Volunteer role description (role 1): Friendly contact with clients - weekly phone calls/ FaceTime/ emails for social support.
Role requirements: Current Criminal Record Check.

Volunteer role description (role 2): Food delivery, grocery shopping, medication collection (weekly)
Role requirements: Current Criminal Record Check, unrestricted driver’s licence and use of own car

Apply: online

Sydney Wildlife (Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc.)

Wildlife Rescue Hotline

Volunteer role description: Taking calls from people who have found a native animal requiring assistance, and organising a rescuer. This can be undertaken from your home during one of two shifts daily: 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm. Training will be provided online from an experienced carer.
Role Requirements: Access to a computer/laptop, internet connection, and a phone.
Contact: Jenny Sistrom, jsistrom@hotmail.com or Carolyn Martin, carolynmartin.is@bigpond.com

Council also has volunteer opportunities. Find out more.

Most roles are on hold during Covid-19 however bushcare are recruiting.