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? Would you like to help organise Lisgar Gardens two annual events - The Teddy Bears Picnic and Camellia Day. With the current COVID 19 situation Lisgar are currently not seeking Volunteers.

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.

Hornsby Connect are particularly seeking volunteers who are able to drive a van (only a regular car license is required) and also those able to participate in fairly physically demanding work.

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 or

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.

Seek Volunteering – over seven thousand volunteering opportunities searchable by categories

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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 or download the Volunteering Directory - 311kb