If you and your team are thinking of volunteering nearby, great idea!
Whether it's a day per quarter or per year, a few hours here and there, or an adhoc project, it's a lovely thing to help your local community while engaging your team around a common cause, and it's a great team building activity.
Sustainable Business North Sydney Council programs work with a few passionate not-for-profits that are always in need of volunteers, here are some ideas below of how to get involved with them.
Phoenix House, Crows Nest
Provides intervention and support services to the challenged young people in Sydney: www.phoenixhouse.org.au/contact/
Crows Nest Centre, Crows Nest
Multipurpose non-profit community organisation providing a comprehensive range of support services and venue hire for residents, local businesses and visitors to the Lower North Shore: Crows Nest Centre contact us
North Sydney Community Centre, North Sydney
As an independent, not for profit community organisation we aim to enhance the quality of life for those living, working or studying in our area and wider community: www.northsydneycentre.com.au/contact
This program gives members of the community an opportunity to participate in creating and caring for gardens on public land in North Sydney. Streets Alive sites range from small planted areas around the base of street trees through to extensively landscaped areas hundreds of square metres in size: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/StreetsAlive
Responsible Paddlers, North Sydney
Every week, Sydney by Kayak will host guided, group paddles out of Lavender Bay, picking up rubbish, helping the environment and hopefully spreading the word about reducing single use plastic and litter in our waterways. Sydney by kayak - clean-up kayak tours
Participants team up with a qualified bush regenerator to care for a 'plot' in the reserve near their office. It only requires a commitment of three hours a month: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/AdoptAPlot
HarbourCare supports volunteers concerned about pollution in Sydney Harbour and its effect on marine and bird life, and who volunteer to cleanup and remove rubbish from our many small beaches: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/HarbourCare
Volunteering offers many benefits, including opportunities for your employees to; gain new skills and knowledge, enjoy a sense of achievement and fulfilment, develop personally and boost self-esteem, as well as connect to and better understand their community: Landcare Australia corporate volunteering