Volunteers play a vital component in Manly's social, environmental and cultural well-being.
Many Council delivered services depend on volunteers and would not be able to operate without the commitment of people dedicating their time, energy and knowledge. Without the continued efforts of volunteers Manly would be a different place.
Manly Council has a diverse volunteering program aimed at engendering community involvement. Volunteerism is an important part of our fabric.
As well as making a difference to the lives of others, volunteering allows people to develop skills, create new social networks, meet like minded people and be actively engaged in the community. Volunteering empowers individuals, enhances organisations and strengthens communities.
What Volunteers Do
Volunteers dedicate their time in an unpaid capacity to an organisation within an allocated voluntary role. It is not a substitute for paid work within an organisation but aimed to enhance the services offered by not-for-profit or governmental organisations. Volunteers are involved in a variety of roles at Manly Council, ranging from computer tutoring to tree planting and event runnnninng.
Find a Role
To help you find a volunteer role there are many resources available.
- Manly Council Volunteer opportunities and vacancies occur throughout the year
- Manly Council Community Database is community database for organisations looking for volunteers.
- Northside Community Connect is a volunteer referral agency on the Northern Beaches.
- The Centre for Volunteering has the largest database of membership organisations across the Sydney region.
- GoVolunteer is a website dedicated to matching volunteers with vacancies. View hundreds of roles and apply online.
- Fido is a skilled volunteer website connecting experienced volunteers with not-for-profit organisations.
- Good Company is dedicated to matching skilled professional volunteers with not-for-profit organisations.
For more information about volunteering in Manly, contact Carol Layton, Volunteer Coordinator by phone on (02) 9976 1658 or via email. Those interested in applying to become a volunteer can complete the application form.