Volunteering across Pittwater
Be a local guide
Gig Buddies Sydney
Avalon Beach, Collaroy, Cromer, Newport, North Narrabeen, Mona Vale
Enjoy a time-friendly monthly commitment and support the social inclusion of someone with a learning disability and/or autism in your area by becoming a Gig Buddy. You’ll be paired up with someone with similar interests to yours and attend a monthly ‘gig’ with them. This can be something as simple as catching up for a coffee, to something as adventurous as rock climbing – it’s entirely up to you and your new buddy! All you will need to provide is a National Police Certificate. No experience is required, and you’ll be fully trained by Gig Buddies. Visit gigbuddiessydney.org/volunteers to learn more and apply!
Spread some holiday cheer
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Raise funds for kids in hospice care at Manly’s Bear Cottage this Christmas, by volunteering as little as two hours of your time to wrap presents at Warringah Mall. A Christmas wrapping station will open seven days a week, from 5-24 December, where a team of volunteers is required to wrap shoppers’ Christmas gifts in exchange for donations to the hospice. The stall will be COVID-safe, with hand sanitiser, gloves and masks provided to all volunteers. There are no requirements for the role, except if you’re a vulnerable worker, in which case you will need medical clearance. Find out more and apply at www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/supporters-volunteers!
Lend a helping hand
Narrabeen, North Narrabeen
MWP Care has two opportunities on offer to give back to the Northern Beaches community this Christmas, by helping local seniors and those with a disability. The first position involves picking clients up from their homes, driving them to where they need to go, and then returning them home. The second position is similar, but also involves accompanying clients to a local shopping centre to assist them with their shopping. You will need your own car, a C class driver’s license and a safe driving record for both positions, as well as a National Police Certificate. Only a two-hour per week or fortnight commitment is required. For more info, go to www.mwpcare.com.au/social-support-services/volunteer-opportunities/.
Make a new friend
Do you like gardening, reading and catching up for coffee? If you answered yes, then this volunteering position could be for you! An elderly lady with these interests is looking for a friend to chat to regularly on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings. Due to COVID-19, the position is initially via phone, and will later transition to in-person. You’ll receive full training for your role, alongside ongoing support from HammondCare. To apply for this position, you will need to be aged between 16 to 79, have a C class driver’s license, a National Police Certificate, current flu vaccination, and submit a personal statement. If interested, visit hammond.com.au/volunteer.
Help needed at seniors café
Warriewood Brook Aged Care is searching for a volunteer to serve residents of the home at their on-site coffee shop. The volunteer will assist with general café duties, including clearing and serving tables, washing and setting up and chatting with the residents. Shifts are available on Tuesday through to Friday, from 9.30am – 2pm. The position is regular and requires a National Police Certificate. If this opportunity sounds like you, visit anglicare.org.au/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/.