Volunteering across Pittwater
Mentor local youth
Avalon, Mona Vale, North Narrabeen
Transform the life of a young Peninsula local by becoming an in-school mentor for the Raise Foundation. Volunteers will meet their high school mentee for two hours a week during Term 4 to listen to their ideas, hopes and dreams, and act as a source of support and wisdom. Anyone over 21 with the time to spare is encouraged to apply. Raise offers all volunteers free training to equip them with the skills to make a difference in the life of a young person within the community. To volunteer, head to raise.org.au/volunteer/.
Be a companion to the elderly
Become one of RSL LifeCare’s 500 volunteers and offer company and social connection to residents at the ANZAC Village in Narrabeen. Volunteers are needed to commit to a couple of hours weekly or fortnightly for a minimum six months. You may be asked to complete tasks such as leading crafts, playing cards or Mah-Jong, running men’s discussion groups, or providing one-on-one visits. Successful applicants will be subject to a national police check, conducted by RSL LifeCare, and will require a flu vaccination. If you are passionate about supporting elderly community members to live fulfilling and independent lives, apply at the SEEK website.
Unit leaders wanted!
Girl Guides NSW
Empower local girls and young women to become confident, self-respecting, and responsible community members by becoming a volunteer Girl Guides unit leader. You will offer informal education and lead the girls in creative pursuits, outdoor challenges and contributing to the community. Volunteers will run weekly Girl Guides meetings between 4.30pm – 7.30pm, plus attend planning meetings with other leaders once or twice a term. Good communication skills, empathy, experience engaging with young people, and access to email are all required. Leading weekend outdoor activities and camps is optional. For more information, call Jenny on 1300 447 548 or head to the SEEK website to apply.
Keep our community COVIDSafe
Northern Beaches Council
Northern Beaches Council is asking for expressions of interest from community members willing to offer friendly encouragement to locals to stay COVIDSafe this summer. You will work closely with Council rangers and lifeguards. No experience is required; however, volunteers must be over 18 and have a friendly disposition. Times, locations, and days are flexible, and all training will be provided. For more details and to apply, visit the Northern Beaches Council website.