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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current community volunteer opportunities
Northern Beaches Council
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.
Apply: Complete an expression of interest form here.
Anglicare - Warriewood or Forestville
Volunteer role description: General cafe duties including clearing tables, serving tables, set up, and of course chatting with our wonderful residents.
Commitment: Minimum 6 months, with the following days/times available...
Warriewood location - Various shifts between Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-2pm
Forestville -Various shifts Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10.30am-1.30pm
Essential role requirements: Police Check (Anglicare will submit on your behalf)
Desirable role requirements: Friendly nature, flexible
Apply: To Carly Starkey 0407 913 772 or email, email@example.com
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.
Apply: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Apply: Email to email@example.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).
Apply: Elizabeth Maister by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Apply: email@example.com / (02) 9913 3244
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
Street Side Medics - St Matts, Manly
General volunteer; Driver; medical support officer; GP
Volunteer role description: varies depending on the role
Role requirements: GP must have RACGP accreditation; Doctor must have provisional/general registration with AHPRA
Commitment: 3 hours per fortnight
Apply: Dr Daniel Nour - firstname.lastname@example.org or register at streetsidemedics.com.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.
Apply: Jenny Sistrom, email@example.com or Carolyn Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Council also has volunteer opportunities. Find out more.
Most roles are on hold during Covid-19 however bushcare are recruiting.