Volunteering

More than six million Australians volunteer each year and are happier and healthier as a result. Volunteering is a great way to connect with other people in Waverley, leading to new friendships, diverse experiences, skill development and an increased sense of wellbeing.

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Listed below are some volunteer programs at Waverley Council that may be of interest to you

Volunteer programs

  • Environmental Sustainability
    Second Nature is a community program to make sustainability second nature in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Volunteers assist with events, program development and environmental engagement activities.
  • Waverley Community & Seniors Centre
    Waverley Community and Seniors Centre is a great place to get fit, meet people and to participate in community life. Volunteers assist with craft, exercise and other activities or just help out with morning tea.
  • Bushcare
    The Waverley Bushcare team aims to continue to improve the quality of bushland areas, to maintain a healthy coast and provide habitat for the local wildlife. Volunteers assist with such roles as planting, weeding and mulching usually on a monthly basis at one of the six sites across the LGA.
  • Urban Gardening
    Volunteers maintain gardens in public spaces, enlivening unused areas and building a sense of community.
  • Access & Inclusion
    The Waverley Community Living Program provides services to support adults with an intellectual disability to live fulfilling and independent lives. Volunteers assist participants with skills development as well as social and recreational activities. There are also volunteering opportunities to assist with Access and Inclusion events throughout the year.
  • Friends of Waverley Cemetery
    Volunteers with Friends of Waverley Cemetery facilitate tours of the cemetery and assist with gardening projects at the site.
  • Waverley Library
    Waverley Library has a range of volunteering opportunities available from Tech Help, Local Studies and General Library assistance. We also accept students completing community service as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • Community Justice of the Peace
    Waverley Council offers a Justice of the Peace service, which operates from the Customer Service Centre on Spring St, Bondi Junction on weekdays and Waverley Library on Saturdays. Volunteers need to be registered Justice of the Peace and a member of the NSW Justices Association.
  • Children & Family Services
    Waverley Council has four Early Education Centres and one Family Day Care service providing high-quality early education and care programs. Volunteer roles include assistance with programs, such as story time, gardening, art and play-based learning.
  • Arts & Culture
    Waverley is at the heart of arts and culture in the eastern suburbs with theatre, music, markets, galleries, studios, talks, festivals and events scheduled throughout the year. Volunteers support annual events within this program across various sites in Waverley.
  • Neighbourhood Placemaking Projects
    Community-led placemakaing and neighbourhood improvement projects harness the creativity and energy of residents to transform neglected areas through quick, short-term and low-cost initiatives. Volunteers make these ideas come to life, creating community art projects, street libraries, urban games or local village celebrations.
  • Waverley Cemeteries
    Waverley and South Head Cemeteries are heritage listed iconic sites in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Volunteering roles include gardening and maintenance of these spectacular sites.

Interested in joining one of our volunteering programs? Get in touch!

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Fill in your details above and our Coordinator Local Connections will be in touch to discuss what opportunities could be available for you! Otherwise, complete this application form and email it to the Coordinator Local Connections at connected@waverley.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively you can print a copy of the application form and drop it off at our Customer Service Centre. We’ll then be in touch to let you know what opportunities are available to match your interests and experience.

Privacy statement: The information contained in the volunteer application form is private and confidential. Waverley Council will not disclose this information to any person or body if it is not directly related to the purpose for which the information was collected.

Apply to be a volunteer

Need more information?
Coordinator Local Connections
Phone: 9083 8916

Email: connected@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Address: Cnr Paul Street & Bondi Road, Bondi Junction (Council Chambers)