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. 

Council has a range of volunteer opportunities to assist at events, with environmental projects or getting involved in art exhibitions.

Why Volunteer?

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.

What Volunteers do

Volunteers dedicate their time in an unpaid capacity to an organisation within an allocated voluntary role. It is not a substitute for paid work within an organisation but aimed to enhance the services offered by not-for-profit or governmental organisations.


All volunteers are required to complete a registration form. Complete this online enquiry form to get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator.


All volunteers will receive briefing information prior to volunteering with Northern Beaches Council. You will also receive an induction and ongoing support.


There is a range of large and small events across Council every year that value volunteer involvement. Most of these opportunities are short term where volunteers can gain valuable experience as part of a team working on a major event.

Events include Guringai Festival, Northern Beaches Art Prize, Taste of Manly, Taste of the Beaches, Manly Jazz Festival, Brookvale Show and many more. Watch this space for details regarding volunteer roles in relation to these events over the coming months. In the meantime, contact the Community Volunteer Coordinator on 9942 2231 or complete the online enquiry form for an expression of interest.

Manly Jazz

Gain valuable experience as part of a team working on this iconic major event. Check out the Manly Jazz Volunteers page to apply for the roles available.


There are various opportunities to help maintain and nurture our natural environment. See environmental volunteer opportunities or read below.


Bushcare is all about working to conserve and rehabilitate bushland. There are over 400 volunteers who work at over 80 different sites throughout the Northern Beaches. Most Bushcare groups work at set times through the year, for two or three hours each month.
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Cemetery Gardening

Our cemetery gardening group volunteers to carry out gentle weeding on the graves in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 8.30 - 11.30am (weather permitting).
Call 9970 1341.


If you have special skills or would simply like to volunteer in an area that is not mentioned, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator. Online enquiry form

Industry experience?

We often have special projects that require skilled or specialised volunteers so let us know what you are looking for and we may be able to help.
Online enquiry form

Library Services

Volunteering can be a fun way to help others whilst meeting new people and developing new skills. The library service welcomes new volunteers. Find out how to become a volunteer today.
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Need more information?

For more information about volunteering with Northern Beaches Council contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 9942 2231.