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.
The Benevolent Society Food Services (Northern Beaches)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and our membership officer will contact you.
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.
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.
Volunteering in palliative care with HammondCare is a comprehensive service for those diagnosed with a life threatening illness, when relief from symptoms or pain management may be required. When you volunteer at you experience a great opportunity to give something back to the aged and frail in our society. Volunteering is taken seriously to endeavour to provide meaningful experiences during your time.
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.
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.
Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah
They meet Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm on level 3, at Dee Why RSL.
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.
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.
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!
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.disclaimer. If you wish to change any information or have your business included please email our Digital Team.