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.
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 The 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 (02) 9976 1556 or complete the online enquiry form for an expression of interest.
Taste of Manly
Operations Volunteer In this role, you will be working closely with the Events Team. Volunteers will assist with event operations from bump in to bump out. This role requires fit and flexible people for physical tasks including setting up signage and equipment, lifting, and assisting the event Headquarters team. Shifts available Friday/Saturday/Sunday for a minimum of 3 hours.
Research Volunteer We are looking for friendly and outgoing people who are interested in talking to event-goers and asking them for feedback about their event experiences. This role requires a level of fitness as you will be walking through the site interacting with the public. Shifts available Saturday/Sunday for a minimum of 3 hours.
This is a fantastic opportunity for events, hospitality and tourism students keen to gain some relevant event experience.
There are various opportunities to help maintain and nurture our natural environment.
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.
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.
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.
Need more information?
For more information about volunteering with Northern Beaches Council contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 9976 1556.