Volunteering in Pittwater
Give the gift of reading
The Footpath Library
The Footpath Library is looking for one to two volunteer team leaders to drive its van, based in Newport, into the city one Tuesday evening per month. There, you will run the mobile library together with a group of volunteers, providing donated books to people experiencing homelessness. You must be reliable, committed, passionate, personable and a team player. Those identifying as self-professed book worms are encouraged to apply. A trial run and all training will be provided, and a valid NSW driver licence is required. Visit The Footpath Library Facebook page for more information and to apply.
Dog and cat lovers wanted!
Monika’s Doggie Rescue
Monika’s Doggie Rescue in Ingleside is urgently seeking willing volunteers to help with harnessing the dogs ready for walks or providing customer service. Harnessers must be able to physically handle the stronger and larger dogs, as well as commit to a minimum of two shifts per month. Those working in customer service will be required to welcome the dog walkers, answer phone enquiries, and liaise with people interested in adopting or fostering dogs or cats. This is no commitment required for this role, but volunteers are encouraged to come in as often as they can. All training and support is provided for these positions. For more information, phone 9486 3133 or visit doggierescue.com.
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/.