Volunteering

Volunteers play a vital role in contributing to the City of Canada Bay community. Each year, unpaid workers donate their free time, skills and enthusiasm to support local groups and participate in events, activities and programs that improve or assist the lives of others.

Volunteers also make an invaluable contribution to society. In 2016, the census revealed that 3.6 million people or 19 per cent of the population aged 15 years and over are engaged in voluntary work through an organisation or group.

In the City of Canada Bay 16.5 per cent of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2016.

As part of Council's FuturesPlan20 - a vision for the next 20 years, Council is working towards developing an engaged and vibrant city. The 'Volunteer in the City of Canada Bay' initiative provides and promotes a wide range of community events and activities in which volunteers can be involved. It also supports effective communication and promotion of services in the area.

Volunteering opportunities for Duke of Edinburgh Award participants

The City of Canada  Bay has a range of volunteering opportunities available for Duke of Edinburgh Award participants.

Bushcare is a volunteering program that enables community members to participate in the restoration, enhancement and maintenance of natural areas within the City of Canada Bay. These activities may be suitable for the Service (Volunteering) Section of the Award.
To discuss these opportunities email Council's Bushcare Co-ordinator or ring 9911 6555.

Five Dock Leisure Centre runs a range of programs that may be suitable for the Physical Recreation Section of the Award. 
To discuss these opportunities email Five Dock Leisure Centre Manager or ring 9744 2622.

Library Services: Concord and Five Dock libraries may have suitable tasks such as collection maintenance duties that will satisfy the requirements for the Service (Volunteering) Section of the Award.

To discuss these opportunities at Concord Library, email Concord Library or ring 9911 6313; at Five Dock Library email Five Dock Library or ring 9911 6351.

For further information on the Award, please go to the Duke of Edinburgh Award website.

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How do I register my organisation?
  • Ensure that your organisation holds current and valid volunteer insurance. 

  • Review the volunteering definitions and principles of Volunteering Australia. If your organisation and the volunteer positions you have available meet this criteria, then download and complete the Volunteering Registration Form

  • Return the completed registration form via email to council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au or mail to:

City of Canada Bay 
Locked Bag 1470
Drummoyne NSW 1470 

Following receipt of your registration form, details of your organisation and the volunteer positions available will be published in the Volunteer opportunities section below.

Volunteering opportunities

Council programs

Program

Position(s) available

Level of commitment

Contact details

Seniors Bus Trips

Volunteer assistant

Volunteers required on an adhoc basis to fill in for current volunteers in the event that they are unavailable. Days required: Tuesday or Friday

Senior Bus Trips Coordinator on 9911 6555

Cabarita Heritage Gardens

Volunteer gardeners

Flexible (eg. 2 hours per day, 1 day per month)

Community Services Officer on  9911 6555

Bushcare Volunteer Program

Bushcare volunteer

Flexible

Council's Bushcare Coordinator on 9911 6555 or visit our Bushcare page.

Love Your Place program

Volunteer

Flexible (more information)

Sustainability Projects Officer on 9911 6555

 

Community organisations

Currently accepting registrations.

Program

Position(s) available

Level of commitment

Contact details

Concord Heritage Society Inc.

Museum roster 

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-4pm

Lois Michel on 9744 8528

Concord Heritage Society Inc.

Tour guides for Yaralla and Rivendell

3 days per year

Lois Michel on 9744 8528

Concord Heritage Society Inc.

People with skills in marketing, grant writing, etc.

Casual 

Lois Michel on 9744 8528 

Concord Drummoyne Meals on Wheels

Volunteer drivers

Minimum 1.5 hours per day per month - flexible

Manager, Paul Leask on 9747 1135

Concord Drummoyne Meals on Wheels

Volunteer runners

1.5 hours per day per month

Manager, Paul Leask on 9747 1135

Concord Drummoyne Meals on Wheels

Meal packers

2 hours per day - one day per week

Manager, Paul Leask on 9747 1135

Drummoyne Community Centre Inc.

Office assistants

Half day per week 

Manager, Ros Lance on 9719 8102    

Drummoyne Community Centre Inc. 

Driver with own car

Flexible - half a day per week or fortnight 

Manager, Ros Lance on 9719 8102  

Drummoyne Community Centre Inc.  

Mini bus driver

Flexible - half a day per week or fortnight  

Manager, Ros Lance on 9719 8102  

Drummoyne Community Centre Inc.   

Bus assistant

Flexible - 1-2 hours per week or fortnight   

Manager, Ros Lance on 9719 8102  

Drummoyne Community Centre Inc.    

Admin Assistant

Half day per week

Manager, Ros Lance on 9719 8102  

Drummoyne Community Centre Inc.  

Committee members

2 hours per month 

Manager, Ros Lance on 9719 8102   

Inner West Neighbourhood Aid

Home visits volunteer

1-2 hours per week or fortnight

Volunteer Coordinator on 9799 5099

Inner West Neighbourhood Aid

Mini outing volunteer

5 hours per week or fortnight

Volunteer Coordinator on 9799 5099

Inner West Neighbourhood Aid

Residential aged care visitor

1-2 hours per week or fortnight

Volunteer Coordinator on 9799 5099 

Inner West Neighbourhood Aid

Volunteer gardeners

3 hours per week or fortnight

Volunteer Coordinator on 9799 5099 

 Royal Rehab

Volunteer Visitor

Weekly

Coordinator, Nicki Bispham on 9808 9258

The Infants' Home at Ashfield

Red Bug playgroup assistant 

Monday mornings approx 8.30am to 1pm 

Coordinator, Fiona Lambrou on 9799 4844 

The Yaralla RSL Day Club

General assistant x3

1 day per week (Monday), 9am to 3 pm

Coordinator, Marlene Barnes on 0415 946 976

Volunteer Network

See website Volunteer Network

Varied

Volunteer Network Officer, Julie Stralow on 9911 9855

Save The Children Australia

Retail Assistant

 1-3 days ( 5 to 7.5 hours )

 Area Manager, Jacqui Elliot on 0409 023 559

Cabarita Heritage Garden: volunteer gardeners

Cabarita Heritage Garden is a volunteer driven project focused on renewing the heritage garden beds directly surrounding the iconic Federation Rotunda in Cabarita Park. 

Currently in pilot stage, the volunteer gardeners are keen to build interest and volunteer input to ensure the sustainability of the project. 

To find out more or to register to be a part of this active, community focused program contact Council's Community Services unit on 9911 6555. 

For more information you can download the Cabarita Heritage Garden: Volunteer Gardeners Flyer below.

More information