Volunteering on the Northern Beaches
Help feed those in need
Community not-for-profit One Meal is seeking volunteers to help serve its free community dinner at Gilbert Park in Manly each Sunday, from 5pm – 6pm. The organisation aims to help feed, clothe, and support homeless, destitute, impoverished, and underprivileged community members through offering healthy, nutritious meals. It also helps advance their wellbeing, outlook on life and prospects for future independence. All prospective volunteers will be required to undertake a Working with Children check, as well as agree to a code of conduct and food safety requirements. To learn more or to apply, visit onemeal.org.au/volunteer/.
Be a community crusader
Community Northern Beaches
Community Northern Beaches is looking to fill several volunteer roles across its homeless, multicultural, and family services, as well as with other Northern Beaches not-for-profits. The volunteer services manager will pair your skills and interests with volunteer roles locally, ensuring you are matched with the ideal role for you. Visit cnb.org.au/positions-vacant, fill out the form attached, and Community Northern Beaches will be in touch.
Offer warmth and support
Northern Beaches grassroots community initiative Blanket Patrol needs helpers to assist locals and Sydneysiders in need. The community groups, scattered throughout Sydney, hand out snacks, blankets, sleeping bags, toiletries, and seasonal men’s and women’s clothing to those sleeping rough. Volunteers are needed to sort items, pick up donations from the Dee Why collection point and meet and engage with the patrons. For more information, please call Sammy on 0422 657 853 or visit the Blanket Patrol Northern Beaches Facebook page.
Support vulnerable locals
CCNB is calling out for locals to register their interest in becoming a CCNB Community Volunteer. Under the not-for-profit’s social support program, you will be matched up with an older person in the community who is socially isolated for regular catch ups, either in person or via the telephone. The Northern Beaches region has a high population of elderly, people living with a disability or mental illness, and people living alone. Your kindness will go a long way to supporting the community during this challenging time. For more details on specific volunteer opportunities and to apply, contact the CCNB community programs coordinator on 1300 002 262 or email email@example.com.
Transport the elderly
Easylink Community Services needs bus and car drivers to drive vulnerable locals across the Northern Beaches. Drivers will accompany frail, elderly and people with disabilities to appointments or social outings. They will be required to ensure all customers travel comfortably and safely, including helping with the operation of wheelchair hoist and restraint systems, and carrying shopping and other baggage. Volunteers must dedicate three to seven hours per week and possess a relevant NSW driver licence. For more information, visit easylink.com.au/volunteer/.