Some organisations in the North Sydney area offer volunteer opportunities:
Blue Knot Foundation
Opportunities include local administrative support in the office in Neutral Bay, fundraising events, assisting at Blue Knot day events, assisting the Education and training team with online research, coordinating local sausage sizzles (for local and interstate volunteers). For further information phone 8920 3611. Website: www.blueknot.org.au
Training and support community for volunteers to visit an elderly person in a nursing home, hostel or retirement village. For more information phone 9367 1117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop for retired men to take part in their own or community projects. For more information phone 9439 4721 on Tues/Wed/Thurs from 10am or view the webpage.
North Sydney District Cricket
Choose from match-day scoring or team management, mostly Saturdays and some Sundays. Also opportunities for game-day management of canteens at North Sydney No1, Bon Andrews and Tunks Park. To enquire about volunteer opportunities go to: www.northsydneycc.com.au/contact-us/
Primary Ethics is a not for profit organisation authorised to deliver Special Ethics Education (SEE) to children in NSW primary schools. Ethics teachers are all volunteers from the community. Training, access to lesson materials and classroom support are all provided, and previous teaching experience is not a requirement. If you would like to find out how to become a volunteer ethics teacher, please visit www.primaryethics.com.au or phone 8068 7752.
SES North Sydney (State Emergency Service)
The SES in this area is based in Waverton. Volunteering Inquiries: 1800 201 000. Help in Floods or Storms: 132 500.
St Vincent de Paul and Compeer
Program run by St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) to match caring volunteers in one-to-one friendships with a socially isolated adult living with a mental illness. For more information phone 9568 0262 or email email@example.com. Vinnies offer other volunteer opportunities. Contact Northern Suburbs Regional Council on 9436 0725. Website: www.vinnies.org.au.
Taldulmande Youth Services
Community minded people are needed to help with fundraising to provide support services/accommodation options for homeless youth and those at risk. For more information phone 9460 3777. Website: www.taldumande.org.au
A healthy active ageing initiative created by residents for residents of Waverton, Wollstonecraft and nearby suburbs. To find out how you can become involved email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.wavertonhub.com.au
Wendy's Secret Garden
A labour of love for well over 20 years, Wendy Whiteley has created this magical garden out of disused and overgrown, mostly railway land at the edge of Lavender Bay. To reach the garden, walk from the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Lavender and Walker Streets, head south down the stairs towards the harbour and the garden is about 50m down the hill on your left. Volunteer gardeners are welcome on (usually) the first Saturday of the month, for a morning of whatever gardening activity you enjoy. Contact the Secretary of the Lavender Bay Precinct at email@example.com for more details.
Churches & Congregations
For details of churches in the North Sydney area search the online Community directory.
Mary MacKillop Place
Support services are required in Museum, Café, Gift Shop and generally across the site. For more information contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator on 8912 4880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.marymackillopplace.org.au
May Gibbs’ Nutcote
Museum Guides, Gardeners, Tea Room, Speakers and general support. For more information phone 9953 4453 or email: email@example.com Website: www.maygibbs.com.au