Northern Beaches Council values the contribution of volunteers. Many services would not operate so succesfully 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 requried to complete a registration form. Complete this online enquiry form to get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator.


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



There are 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.

Christmas Choral Concert - Thursday 7 December

Everyone’s much-loved Carols will be presented by the Northern Beaches Orchestra and our very own Manly Christmas Community Choir, plus some very special guest artists who will perform throughout the evening.

Council is currently seeking volunteers from 12midday to 9pm to help with setting up and packing down from the event. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (02) 9976 1556.


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.
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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 8.30am to 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

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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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

Need more information?

For more information about volunteering with Northern Beaches Council contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (02) 9976 1556.

Last updated : Tue 5 Dec 2017