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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. 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 organisation/group would like to be listed here, please email volunteer@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au and provide information in the same format as below. 

 

Current community volunteer opportunities
 

Pioneer Clubhouse - Balgowlah

Advisory Committee Member

Pioneer Clubhouse is seeking individual expressions of interest from members of the community who want to make a difference to the lives of people living with severe mental health issues on the Northern Beaches and Northern Sydney.

Volunteer Role Description: The role can include things such as engaging the wider community to promote Pioneer Clubhouse, engaging the local business community to identify corporate sponsors, supporting Pioneer Clubhouse with fundraising events and grant writing.
Commitment: The Committee meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4-6pm at Pioneer Clubhouse in Balgowlah.
Essential Role Requirements: Working With Children Check, Police Check
Desirable Role Requirements: We are seeking expressions from a range of diverse backgrounds including legal, marketing, financial, business, government and from those with lived experience.
Apply : pioneerclubhouse@onedoor.org.au or call on 0434 660 328

Easylink Community Services Limited (Community Transport)

Volunteer bus driver 

Volunteer role description: To drive minibuses driving customers to various scenic drives, shopping and social outings.
Commitment: One day a week or a fortnight (Monday to Saturday) for up to 6 -8 hours.
Essential role requirements: Minimum LR licence with clear driving record, Fitness to Drive Report, First Aid Certificate, willing to undergo Working with Children Checks and Criminal Record Checks (Easylink will submit on your behalf). Ability to maintain boundaries and confidentiality. Compliance with Easylink’s policies and procedures.
Desirable role requirements: Live on the Northern Beaches, driving an accessible vehicle, experience relating to elderly people & people with a disability. Familiarity with Aged Care and Community Sector. Friendly nature and flexible.
Apply: Pat Lang (Fleet and Administration Manager), email to: pat.lang@easylink.com.au

Volunteer bus assistant

Volunteer role description: Assist with the delivery of door-to-door transport on the group outings and shopping, pack picnic basket in the office prior to departure, assisting customers to get in and out of the vehicle, ensure all customers have seatbelts fastened, prepare and server refreshments, collect and record fares.
Commitment: One day a week or a fortnight (Monday to Saturday) for up to 6-8 hours.
Essential role requirements: willing to obtain First Aid Certificate, willing to undergo Working with Children Checks and Criminal Record Checks (Easylink will submit on your behalf). A sensitive and caring attitudes and respect the elderly and younger people with disabilities. Ability to maintain boundaries and confidentiality. Compliance with Easylink’s policies and procedures.
Desirable role requirements: Live on the Northern Beaches, experience relating to elderly people & people with a disability. Familiarity with Aged Care and Community Sector. Friendly nature and flexible.
Apply: Pat Lang (Fleet and Administration Manager), email to: pat.lang@easylink.com.au

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Program Assistant - Allambie Heights 

Volunteer role description: Support children with Autism and other disabilities to learn essential water safety skills in a weekly hydrotherapy program run during school term. You will be in the water providing one-on-one support.
Commitment: Minimum 6 months, every Thursday from 11am - 12 Noon, starting Thursday 4 Feb
Essential role requirements: Working With Children Check and Police Check; Complete online training modules ('Disability Aware', 'Back Yourself', NDIS training); Attend a face to face induction; comply with CPA's Covid-19 safe working guidelines
Desirable role requirements: Good communication and interpersonal skills (ie. like to have fun!); Have an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of people with a disability
Apply: Find out more on our website 
 

Early Ed - Forestville

Toy library assistant

Volunteer role description: help the library coordinator to check the toys in and out of the library. Clean toys and return them to the shelves.
Commitment: Each Monday 11.30am until 2.30pm (time negotiable) 
Essential role requirements: Working With Children Check and Police Check
Desirable requirements: An interest in helping families and young children
Apply: Jenny Donoghue - jdonoghue@earlyed.com.au or 0423 675 057
Website: www.earlyed.com.au

Raise Foundation 

Raise Youth Mentor 

Volunteer role description: Raise youth mentors provide one-on-one mentoring to help young people in high schools feel heard, valued and supported.
Commitment: 2 hours per week, during school hours, for the duration of 22 weeks from April through November 2021. 
Essential role requirements: Working With Children Check; Police Check; Aged 21 years or older (students studying in a relevant field may be 20yrs old). 
Our free training consists of 6 modules (approx. 3 hours) of online training and a virtual or face-to-face group mentor training session.
Apply: https://raise.org.au/mentor/
 

Anglicare - Warriewood or Forestville

Cafe Assistant

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, carly.starkey@anglicare.org.au 
 

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 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.
Apply: 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).
Apply: 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.
Apply: 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
 

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 - volunteer@streetsidemedics.com.au or register at streetsidemedics.com.au/ 
Website: 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, 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.