How can you make a difference on the Northern Beaches?

Thank you to all the volunteers who are making a difference on the Northern Beaches. We encourage you to join them as change makers in our community.

With 13 different services and over 900 volunteers regularly giving up their time, Council offers many different volunteer roles. No matter what kind of change maker you aspire to be, there's a role for you.

Why volunteer?

Northern Beaches Council values the contribution of volunteers. Many services would not operate so successfully without the commitment of people dedicating their time, energy and knowledge.

As well as making a difference to the lives of others, volunteering allows people to develop skills, create new social networks, meet like-minded people and be actively engaged in the community. Volunteering empowers individuals, enhances organisations and strengthens communities.


To enquire about volunteer opportunities, start by joining our online volunteer community - Be Collective here. All volunteers are required to register with the platform, read and acknowledge the Volunteer Handbook and Northern Beaches Code of Conduct to apply for positions. An induction is required prior to starting, and a trial period and/or informal interview to assess your suitability to the role. Some roles will also require a Working with Children Check or Police Check.


All volunteers will receive the necessary information and training prior to volunteering with Northern Beaches Council. You will receive an initial induction to ensure you can perform your role safely, that you are aware of your rights and that you know and understand Council's expectations of you.


There are a broad range of volunteer roles within Council. Some roles are long term and some short term. Some roles require customer service skills, while others are mostly administrative or manual tasks.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (02) 8495 6564 to discuss or view the available opportunities now on our Volunteer management Platform Be Collective. If unsure, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.

Current roles available at Northern Beaches Council

  • Aboriginal Site Monitoring
  • Bushcare
  • Cemeteries
  • Community Nurseries
  • Environment Centres
  • Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay
  • Manly Visitor Information Centre
  • Manly Art Gallery & Museum
  • Manly Dam Mountain Bike Track Maintenance
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Northern Beaches Library Services
  • Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden

Need more information?

For more information about volunteering with Northern Beaches Council, contact the Volunteer Coordinator or phone 8495 6564.