Current Volunteer Positions


Storytime Volunteer 

Volunteer reports to: 

Nicole Fairly Community Development Officer – Children, Families and Young People

Directors of Early Education Centres

About the role:

The Story Time initiative aims to connect senior residents with younger residents who attend Waverley Council’s Early Education Centres. Senior residents share their love of reading with young children through a regular reading activity.

We are seeking senior volunteers who

  • enjoy reading to young children
  • can engage a small group of children in a reading activity
  • have an interest in enhancing children’s learning
  • are willing to volunteer for a period of up to one hour per fortnight (minimum)

Location of work:

Waverley Early Education Centre, Newland St, Bondi Junction

Time commitment:

After having been inducted into the program. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum of 45 mins – 1 hour per fortnight.

Skills Required:

An interest in reading to and spending time with young children.

To participate, volunteers must have a current Working With Children Check clearance, or be willing to obtain one.

Additional Information:

Volunteers must complete Councils Volunteer Registration and attend an information and training session at 10am on Wednesday 25th October 2017 during Children’s Week

For further information contact Nicole on 9083 8936 or email Nicole.Fairly@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Bushcare Volunteer 

Volunteer reports to:

Bushcare Group Supervisor

About the role:

Bushcare volunteers work along our coastline to restore pockets of remnant urban bushland within the Waverley area. 

Location of work:

Five sites:

  • Diamond Bay Reserve
  • Eastern Reserve
  • Hugh Bamford Reserve
  • Tamarama Park
  • Bronte Gully

Time commitment:

  • Up to 3 hours each work day.
  • Each bushcare group operates 1-2 work days per month on Satuday or Sunday.
  • Work days can be morning or afternoon.
  • Flexibility for volunteers to work fewer hours.

Skills Required:

  • Capable level of physical fitness to garden. Volunteers may be required to work on uneven ground or at ground level.
  • Interest in outdoors and physical activity.
  • Interest in natural environment.
  • Plant identification, weed control methods and other skills will be taught by supervisor. Formal Bushcare training can occasionally be provided.

For further information contact the Bushcare Coordinator on 9083 8226 or email bushcare@waverley.nsw.gov.au