Volunteer in the Community


Jamie Durie at Cromer Community Centre

Here's some ideas to get you started and links to industry and umbrella bodies for more information.


Australian Red Cross

Work at a store, help young parents, support recently arrived migrants or knit a trauma teddy. The Red Cross has so many opportunities to help.

Current Positions

The Benevolent Society Food Services (Northern Beaches)

Volunteering is easy, fun and sociable. Delivering ‘Meals on Wheels’ type food service operates Monday to Friday all year round (excluding public holidays) delivering meals to the frail, aged and disabled between 11am and 1pm. Volunteers are welcome to come in from 10am for tea, coffee and biscuits to have a chat and prepare for their delivery run. Always in need of volunteers whether it be drivers, helpers, kitchen or luncheon/outing assistants. Volunteering with their service is rewarding and enjoyable as you bring joy into the lives of special clients. 

Marine Rescue Radio Operators

Marine Rescue Terrey Hills provides 24/7 Marine Radio Coverage from Broken Bay to Port Hacking under the call sign “Marine Rescue Sydney”. We provide a listening watch 365 days a year monitoring VHF, HF and 27Mhz frequencies for Emergency and General Assistance calls. We also provide a service for tracking vessels.

We are looking for people to join our team of dedicated Volunteer Marine Radio Operators. No previous radio experience is necessary. So if you want to learn new skills, work with a great team of radio operators at Terrey Hills and the Marine Rescue Boat units across the Sydney Region and, as a result, make a contribution to the boating community email your contact details including phone numbers to membership.terreyhills@mrnsw.com.au and our membership officer will contact you. 

Marine Rescue NSW

MS Community Visitors Scheme

Visit a socially isolated person living in an aged care home and make a real difference in their life. Join the MS Community Visitors Scheme and build a meaningful friendship with an older person to reduce the effects of isolation. Minimum 12 months commitment and once a fortnight visits required.

Contact Email.

Northern Beaches Community Connect

A great place to start for local volunteering opportunities! They are a free community service that connects people who want to volunteer with organisations that need volunteers.

Northern Beaches Community Connect Registration Form

Palliative Care

HammondCare is passionate about providing end-of-life care for patients who wish to remain at home in the Pittwater, Manly and Warringah area. You’ll enjoy this volunteering opportunity if you’re an enthusiastic, patient and caring person, happy to spend time with people who are in the final stages of life threatening illnesses. You’ll support people to do activities that are meaningful to them and promotes their self-worth and dignity.


NSW Rural Fire Service

Becoming a volunteer firefighter is easier than most people think. Brigades offer training ranging from bush firefighting, village firefighting and first aid to breathing apparatus operation. There are also opportunities for young volunteers aged under 16.

RFS - Volunteering

Reefcare Long Reef

Reefcare has a large group of community volunteers who meet each month to regenerate and conserve remnant areas of grasslands, sand dunes and marine migratory bird habitats on Long Reef Aquatic Reserve. The group is supported by Warringah Council Friends of the Bush and volunteers need to Council's induction course.

Contact Reefcare Long Reef

Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah

They meet Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm on level 3, at Dee Why RSL.

Contact email.


The RSPCA is the voice for the animals of Australia. RSPCA has specially designed programs to assist the community to care for their animals and look after the animals of domestic violence victims, the homeless, the elderly and the socially isolated. They also offer community and schools education programs that are designed to promote empathy and understanding and rely heavily on volunteers.

RSPCA - Get Involved

State Emergency Service

Help your community in time of need - during floods, storms and other emergencies. There are opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. You have to be aged over 16 and keen to train in rescue, operations or community education.

SES Application Form

Surf Life Saving NSW

We're blessed with the world's best beaches and you can help them stay safe. You don't have to be a super-buffed lifeguard; there are also opportunities for radio operators, fundraisers, trainers and more!

Join a Club

Volunteers in Policing

The role of the VIP is extremely important to police. As a part of the local community they are able to provide information on a variety of fronts. Volunteers are drawn from the local community and are recognised as an integral part of the Local Area Command.



WIRES aims to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same. You can do a WIRES training course and rescue and rehabilitate native animals.

WIRES - Get Involved

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