These organisations in the North Sydney area offer volunteer opportunities at various times:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Vinnies offer other volunteer opportunities. Contact Northern Suburbs Regional Council on 9436 0725. Website: www.vinnies.org.au.
Mater LinkAGE Program
The Mater Hospital trains and supports community volunteers to visit an elderly person in a nursing home, hostel or retirement village. For more information phone 9923 7299 or email email@example.com.
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 our webpage.
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
The Waverton Hub
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.
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 50 metres 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