Volunteering across the Northern Beaches
Befriend a veteran
CCNB is looking for kind, friendly locals to provide social support to war veterans in the area. The program aims to link socially isolated vets with fellow locals. This is a flexible opportunity, so anyone with spare time is encouraged to apply. CCNB believes kindness and community makes the difference in many people’s lives. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and will be subject to a criminal record and reference check. For more information, call the volunteer coordinator on 1300 002 262 or email email@example.com. To apply, complete the volunteer registration form at the CCNB website.
Support a special Olympian
The Sydney Northern Beaches branch of Special Olympics is searching for coaches, sports coordinators, committee members and fundraising helpers to assist with weekly training sessions and regular competitions. The club supports people with an intellectual disability to be active and social through sport, offering opportunities in athletics, aquatics, basketball, bocce, dance, golf, tennis, and tenpin bowling. Time commitment varies depending on the role, ranging from a few hours per month to one hour per week. Successful applicants will need a working with children check and will be subject to a national police check. To apply, contact Elizabeth Maister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assist native wildlife
Support the incredible work local service Sydney Wildlife do to rescue and rehabilitate injured native animals by becoming a Wildlife Rescue Hotline Operator. You will take calls from people who have found an animal requiring assistance and organise a rescuer to be dispatched. This position can be undertaken from your home during one of two daily shifts, between 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm. All training will be provided from an experienced carer. Applicants will need access to a computer, internet connection and a phone. For more information or to apply, email Jenny Sistrom at email@example.com or Carolyn Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transport locals with disabilities
Transport community members with disabilities to essential services and appointments by becoming a van driver. You will be required to collect the van from the Fighting Chance office in Frenchs Forest, pick up clients and bring them back to the office for the morning and/or complete the return loop in the afternoon. Ideally, you will have experience driving an accessible vehicle and working with people with a disability. An unrestricted NSW driver’s licence is required, and you must be willing to undergo a national police check and a working with children check. For more details or to apply, visit the Fighting Chance website.
Help regenerate our bushland
Eager to get outdoors this summer and give back to your community at the same time? Bushcare is calling out for community volunteers interested in working to conserve and rehabilitate publicly-owned natural bushland. There are over 60 different sites across the Northern Beaches cared for by volunteers, including bushland in Terrey Hills, Duffys Forest, Warriewood, Elanora, Mona Vale, Bayview, Newport, Avalon, Whale Beach and Palm Beach. Groups usually meet for two to three hours per month, mostly on weekends, and all tools are provided. No experience is required, as experienced supervisors provide new volunteers with all necessary training and guidance in bush regeneration techniques and plant identification. For find out more or apply, visit the Northern Beaches Council website.