Current volunteer positions

Story Time Volunteer (Senior Residents)

Volunteer reports to

Directors of Early Education Centres

About the role / program

The Story Time initiative aims to instil long-lasting reading practices and the positive benefits of intergenerational relationship.

The program connects senior residents with younger residents who attend Waverley Council’s Early Education Centres. Senior residents share their love of reading and relating with young children through a regular reading activity.

Location of work

Allocation to one of Waverley Council’s Early Education Centres

Time commitment

Initial program training and induction is 3 – 4 hours, then a commitment of 45 mins – 1 hour per fortnight (minimum)

Skills Required

  • Enjoyment of reading to and spending time with young children
  • Can engage a small group of children in a reading activity
  • An interest in enhancing children’s learning

Additional Information

To participate, volunteers must:

Have a current Working With Children Check clearance, or be willing to obtain

Complete the Waverley Council Volunteer Registration process which includes

  • Completion of the registration form
  • Work Health and Safety induction
  • Training

Be a senior resident

For further information contact: Nicole Fairley, Community Development Officer-Children, Families, Young People P: 9083 8936 E:

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.

Further information:

For Storytime Volunteering phone 9083 8800 or email; for Bushcare volunteering phone 9083 8226 or email