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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

Important criteria

All volunteers must be:

  • aged over 18
  • willing to commit to the role in an ongoing capacity (no short-term opportunities)
  • Willing to undergo a period of training
  • willing to provide personal identification and/or driver’s licence to be kept on record

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

Current community volunteer opportunities

Street Mission

Cafe Supervisor

Volunteer role description: This is a dynamic and engaging role that includes meal planning and purchasing of ingredients; assisting with and supervising other volunteers in the preparation and serving of the meal; overseeing kitchen clean-up and securing the premises. Training is provided.

Essential role requirements: Experience in food preparation; commitment of at least one night per quarter ongoing (Balgowlah - Sat nights 5-8pm / Dee Why Wed nights 5-8pm); willingness to purchase groceries and then be reimbursed. 

Desirable experience: Some experience in kitchen supervision (whether in a commercial kitchen, school or sport canteen, or other volunteer organisation, etc). 

Apply: online

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

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 here.