Volunteering is a two way street; you can get practical experience, learn new things and meet new people while making a difference.
If you are young and have some free time, there’s no better way to impress a potential employer than having volunteering work on your CV. Busy people with many commitments may feel disconnected from their local natural environment, and could benefit from simple tasks that make a positive difference. And for our older community, volunteering can be a satisfying activity that contributes to staying active and being involved.
Whether you have a passion for the environment, enjoy art exhibitions, love working with people or even if you have a passion for tabletop gaming design, there's an opportunity for you to get involved! See just some of the opportunities below, or alternatively, browse the menu on the left hand side of the page for individual opportunities. Check out our handy Guide for Volunteers so you know what to expect.
If you already have an activity in mind, head to our Get involved registration page and forward your details.
Landcare is a national network of people working to improve biodiversity and their local natural environment, ensuring all future generations will experience the wonders of the natural environment.
In Wyong Shire, Landcare, Bushcare, Coastcare and Dunecare groups work together to restore bushland, dunes, rivers, wetlands and lakes.
See the Landcare page for full details on how you can help.
Tidy Towns is a grassroots program aimed at improving both natural and built environments.
Tidy Towns groups take on graffiti removal and litter as well as a range of other activities like environmental education, habitat conservation and foreshore management. Tidy Towns aim to make a cleaner, greener neighbourhood for everyone
If you want to help create a cleaner, neater local area, see the Tidy Towns page and volunteer your time.
Community Centre Volunteering
The Shire's halls and community centres are used by residents and visitors for a range of social, recreational and cultural activities.
Our Centres are located across the Shire and volunteers perform important functions such as meet and greet with visitors, conduct tours, inductions or inspections and may occasionally take bookings or handle service requests
See the Community Centre Volunteers page for the full details.
There are opportunities to assist with the supervision of the Entrance Gallery during Council Exhibitions. Including the annual photographic competition - Exposure and the Maliga Exhibition, showcasing artwork from our local Indigenous students.
If you would like to volunteer as a Gallery Assistant, please forward your expression of interest via our Get involved registration page
Wyong Shire Council supports a number of volunteer groups and individuals with the supply of chemicals, paint, materials and training to assist with the rapid removal of graffiti in their neighbourhoods. We encourage residents and community groups to adopt an area to keep graffiti free. The area could be a small as a sign or as large as a whole suburb. We currently have volunteer groups removing graffiti in the following areas;
- Mannering Park
- Summerland Point/Gwandalan
- Berkeley Vale
- Chain Valley Bay
If you are interested in joining an existing group, forming your own group or volunteering as an individual please provide your details via our Get involved registration page