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

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 Camellia Day.

Find out more about Friends of Lisgar Gardens

To get involved phone Lorraine 0419 018 253 or email

Hornsby Connect

The aim of Hornsby Connect is to provide support and hope to those that need it most within the community. With a growing population, the Hornsby Shire covers a large region and has fallen victim to the many social issues that are reflected within the wider society.

One major issue identified is the isolation and dislocation that some experience within our community. Whether it be the elderly or the young, due to cultural separation, or people experiencing financial hardships, Hornsby Connect is open for you.

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

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.