Volunteering

Volunteers make a very important contribution to our community and these are a few of the ways you can get involved.

Hornsby Shire Bushcare

If you love the shire's bushland and enjoy spending time outdoors our volunteer Bushcare program is for you. Our Bushcare volunteers work with us to conserve and rehabilitate the shire's bushland. There are currently more than 850 registered Bushcare volunteers who work on more than 130 different sites throughout Hornsby Shire.

Find out more about Bushcare

Fagan Park Eco Garden

Become part of the Eco Garden community at Fagan Park, where individuals and groups are always welcome to help tend to the beautiful garden. You can help out in communal areas or work on on your very own plot.

If you are unable to get to the site you can also be involved in one of our off-site programs such as Satellite Seeds and Seedlings, growing seedlings for use in your home and the Eco Garden.

Find out more about our Eco Garden

Friends of Lisgar Gardens

Do you love beautiful gardens? Can you spare a couple of hours each month to assist visitors to Lisgar gardens with information or make their visit easier using the inclinator? Also help organise Lisgar Gardens two annual events - The Teddy Bears Picnic and Camilla Day. Find out more about Friends of Lisgar Gardens

To get involved phone Lorraine 0419 018 253 or email  lorrainesmi@ozemail.com.au

Council Event Volunteers

Council regularly need volunteers to assist with promotion and preparation of Council organised events. If you would like to help at events such as Christmas Spectacular, Australia Day, music and food events, fill out a community volunteer application form and we will be in touch with future opportunities.

Community Volunteer Application form 

Ku-ring-gai/Hornsby Volunteer Referral Service

This is a valuable service that helps frail older people stay in their own homes, performing tasks such as driving, delivering meals and gardening. You can also help out in the Waitara Wellness Centre, leading the older people in activities or simply keeping them company by chatting to them.

To get involved phone 9424 0970 or email volunteers@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

Other volunteering opportunities

The Do Something Near You website lists many opportunities for volunteering in various types of local roles. Businesses looking for volunteers are also able to register.

To find other ways you can help your local community by volunteering, take a look at the Northern Sydney Volunteer Network booklet - 4.8MB.

Search the Hornsby Community Information Directory for more volunteering opportunities.

Last updated: 09 Aug 2017