Volunteer with Council


Bushcare group at Long Reef

Council facilitates numerous volunteering opportunities. Here's a list to get you started.

Friends of the Bush

More than 200 volunteers work at 30 different bushland sites. They rehabilitate our nature reserves by removing weeds and planting new native vegetation. Most people volunteer for 2 hours once a month. There are activities for all ages and anyone can join up. There's also opportunities at the Community Nursery.

Visit our Friends of the Bush page

Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden 

Stony Range volunteers are both young and old and there are activities to suit all levels of participation. Volunteers maintain the gardens with plants propagated from seeds and cuttings in the garden's nursery. The volunteers also hold the annual Stony Range Spring Festival in conjunction with Northern Beaches Council. If you would like to become a volunteer come along on a Tuesday morning 9 - 9.30am or Saturday afternoon between 2-4pm when you will be welcomed and introduced to the many activities available..

Visit our Stony Range page.


If you interested in helping others access a world of knowledge then volunteer at our libraries. Opportunities include home visiting, becoming a chess mentor, Duke of Edinburgh and helping people to research their family history.

Visit our Library volunteers page.

Youth and Community Services

Want to help us renovate a community centre? Or maybe, be a photographer for the next Northern Composure band competition? Or, sit on the Youth Advisory Committee? If these sound like the sort of opportunities you would like to seize, call Anneke Barnes on 9942 2224 or send an email.

We are also looking for volunteers aged 12-24 to gain valuable experience working in social media, promotions, events, marketing, writing and content creation and management for ongoing support of the Northern Beaches Youth App - KALOF.


Volunteer groups are often called in to help support our great events across Warringah. These include the Brookvale Show and Australia Day celebrations.  Tasks include setting up to distributing programs and helping with registrations.  This page will be updated when opportunities become available.

Graffiti Patrol

Monitor your street or neighbourhood for illegal graffiti - just fill in the application form.

Manly Dam Corporate Days

Get your staff out from behind the desk and into the bush. Corporate groups numbering from 6 to 60 people can plant, mulch, paint and carry out small construction jobs. Groups have a real sense of acheivement when they see the vast impovements they can make to areas used by many thousands of people. Call Manly Dam Rangers on 9949 3235 or email.

Manly Dam Mountain Bike Volunteers

Help maintain and restore one of Sydney's best Mountain Bike tracks and have a direct impact on how the track is managed. Volunteer days are held every two months or so. The group is usually around 6 to 12 people. Call Manly Dam Rangers on 9949 3235 or email.