Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

Opportunities at the City

We encourage people to do something good for their local community through volunteering. You can make new friends, learn new skills or help someone in need with one of our many projects when you become a volunteer with us, including:

  • delivering Meals on Wheels
  • tutoring/assisting at one of our spaces
  • taking part in a We Heart Sydney Park bushcare session.

Opportunities to volunteer are updated on this page when they arise.

Be sure to also view our volunteer and donation directory of not-for-profit organisations.

Several websites list other volunteering opportunities in the City and surrounding areas. The Centre for Volunteering has some great stories about volunteering.

Links

DoSomethingNearYou Go Volunteer Good CompanyThe Centre for Volunteering

We Heart Sydney Park

We're looking for keen green thumbs to join our volunteer bushcare group.

Any time you give will help Sydney Park thrive. By weeding and planting, you'll create new homes for native wildlife and keep the park beautiful.

You'll also have the chance to meet other locals, and join in our birdwatching tours, walks, talks and more. 

Session times

9.30am–2.30pm every Wednesday except the 2nd Wednesday each month, which will be replaced by every 2nd Saturday each month, starting on Saturday 8 August 2015.

Register with Conservation Volunteers to get involved – you can register for a single session or come along every week. 

Session calendar

  • Wednesday 2 September
  • Saturday 12 September
  • Wednesday 23 September
  • Wednesday 30 September
  • Saturday 10 October
  • Wednesday 14 October
  • Wednesday 21 October
  • Wednesday 28 October
  • Wednesday 4 November
  • Saturday 14 November
  • Wednesday 18 November
  • Wednesday 25 November

To register

Contact our partners, Conservation Volunteers or search Sydney Park on their site.
02 9331 1610

Meals on Wheels

Our volunteers work in pairs delivering prepared meals to our clients at home on weekdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Full support is provided by a paid staff member as you work together across numerous suburbs within the City's local area.

The positions currently available are:

  • driver/helper
  • group/corporate volunteering days (Christmas and Easter).

Driver/helper

To work in these roles you need to be:

  • able to work with people with disabilities and their carers
  • reliable and punctual
  • have good oral and written communication
  • able to work in a team environment.

Drivers need to have their own vehicle and a current driver's licence. Travel costs will be reimbursed by the City.

Successful applicants are trained in standards on:

  • food safety
  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Home and Community Care (HACC).

Our volunteers play a vital role to ensure we are providing the best possible service to our residents. 

Essential requirements

You will need to provide 2 names of referees who will be contacted by phone. The City must undertake criminal history record checks on prospective Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Contacts

For more information about volunteering, please contact:

Meals on Wheels Coordinator
02 8512 4231

City spaces

We sometimes have volunteer positions available at our centres for:

  • tutors
  • reception assistants
  • bilingual bus assistants.

Volunteer tutors must have prior training or teaching experience, particularly with older people.

Our bus assistants help community bus passengers on and off the bus and to communicate with the bus driver.

Reception assistants provide simple reception duties at our podiatry service.

You will need to provide 2 names of referees and agree to a criminal history record check.

An ability to speak a community language such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish is highly regarded.

Contacts

For more information about volunteering at one of the City's centres, please contact:

Sydney New Year’s Eve

Sydney New Year’s Eve is renowned globally as one of the most spectacular events in the world.

New Years Eve

It is a New Year celebration with a spectacular fireworks display set against a glittering Sydney Harbour.

This page is updated with volunteer opportunities towards the end of the year.

Last updated: Thursday, 27 August 2015