Volunteering

Information about volunteering within the Bayside communities.

Volunteering benefits everyone! Here is some information about opportunities to volunteer in and around the Bayside LGA

Volunteering in Bayside

Bayside Council is proud to support local volunteers. We value the important role volunteers contribute to the community. More and more people are getting involved in their communities as volunteers, offering their time and energy to improve the quality of life for themselves and others.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering provides people with an opportunity to make new friends, utilise their existing skills, and learn new skills. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons and the benefits to everyone are varied. Volunteers may experience a number of benefits such as access to a wider social circle or gaining new skills. Volunteering can also help people gain experience that may be useful when applying for employment.

How can I volunteer?

There are many ways to become involved in your local community through council volunteering opportunities, and partner organisation volunteer programs.

There are also opportunities to volunteer within programs, festivals and events. All you have to do is get in contact and we will help you with the next steps.

BushCare

Our BushCare volunteers play a vital role as protector of our fragile bushland environment, preserving natural flora, fauna and removing what can be harmful to its future.

Library

Our Library offers a variety of different volunteer opportunities which includes tech programs, multicultural programs, book groups, conversational English classes and events.

Community capacity building

We offer as part of the Community Capacity Building program, opportunities to volunteer at our Arts Festival, Senior's Healthy Ageing program, Youth Work program, and we can connect you to other exciting volunteer opportunities with partner organisations in the community.

Meals on wheels

Our volunteers assist in delivering meals to those who are unable to or find it difficult to prepare a meal for themselves. Volunteers work in pairs delivering meals to client’s home on weekdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Volunteer positions include drivers and runners.

Events

We have volunteer opportunities at a range of our events including Australia Day, Chinese New Year, Spring Fair, and at our New Year's celebrations. Volunteer positions include stage management, merchandising, providing information and coordinating entertainment.

Volunteering Partners

For further volunteering opportunities in the community please visit the following links:

Centre for Volunteering

Do Something Near You

Go Volunteer

Good Company

NSW Volunteering