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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 does not have any volunteer opportunities at the moment, but we are working with community organisations to support their volunteering efforts.

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

Important criteria

Slowing the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is our top priority and that means it is more important than ever that we follow health guidelines. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety the following community groups are unable to accept volunteers who are:

  • aged over 70
  • aged over 60 with an existing health condition
  • Indigenous Australians aged over 50 with an existing health condition.

All volunteers must also be:

  • aged over 18
  • willing to undergo a period of training
  • willing to provide personal identification and/or driver’s licence to be kept on record
  • willing to undergo a Criminal Record Check
  • willing to follow strict hygiene and social distancing practices to protect the safety of clients
  • patient and understanding with others and with strict procedures.

Each role will also have its own criteria. Please take careful note in each role description.

Current volunteer opportunities
 

Fighting Chance

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

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

Benevolent Society

Meals on Wheels food service

Volunteer role description: Deliver meals to clients across the Northern Beaches
Role requirements: Unrestricted driver’s licence; use of own car (fuel reimbursement available); willing to undergo an online criminal record check (cost can be reimbursed)
Location: Warriewood

Apply: volunteering@benevolent.org.au

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

More volunteer opportunities

If you have a large group (such as a sporting club or community group) who would like to volunteer, we will add you to our list should any larger Council or community projects arise.

Please email your group name and number of volunteers to volunteer@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au. All volunteers must be aged over 18.