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Current Vacancies

There are a number of local organisations actively seeking people who are keen to donate their time and skills in gardening, shopping, driving, home visits and much more. The directory below is a List of Current Vacancies for volunteering positions. If you wish to lodge your interest and become a volunteer, complete our online Volunteer Registration Form.

Volunteer Roles

Achieve Australia

Buddy Volunteer - to be a ‘buddy’ for people with disability and spending time with them doing activities such as seeing a movie, going out for lunch or for coffee, bowling, fishing, outings and walking etc. This role is a great opportunity volunteers who have an interest in working with people with disability, to provide companionship and add value to their lives.

Fabric & Needlecraft Volunteer - to sort, pack, price and sell fabric and needlecraft at A Unique Social Enterprise: Fabric, Needlecraft and more…

Catholic Community Services | Ryde area 

Community Link Program - It is a telephone support service for older people who live alone. Volunteers will make a regular 5 minute telephone call each week to provide social contact and a safety check for an older person or a person who is socially isolated.

Community Visiting Sceme - Visit people living in aged care homes that are socially isolated or lonely and would benefot from a friendly visitor all around Sydney. 

Christian Community Aid | Eastwood

Driver - to transport clients to and from medical appointments

Volunteer Visitor - visit clients, provide companionship

Shopping Volunteer - assist individual clients with shopping

Bus Shopping Volunteer - to assist clients on/off bus and with shopping

Bus Drivers - transport clients to CCAS programs

Bus Outing Assistant - assist clients on/off bus

Volunteer Driver/Volunteer Runner - to deliver Meals on Wheels

City of Ryde

Bushcare Volunteers - to assist in the rehabilitation, management and maintenance of remnant urban bushland areas within the City of Ryde. Activities include: weed removal & control, seed collection and propagation, site assessment, planning and monitoring, fauna and flora management.

Easy Care Gardening Inc. | Ryde area

Gardeners - creating low maintenance gardens, and general gardening duties for frail aged and disabled pensioners.

Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services | Gladesville

Community Visiting Scheme - Visit people living in aged care homes that are socially isolated or lonely & would benefit from a friendly visitor.

Volunteer Visiting Service - Visit elderly people or person with a disability in their own home in the community who are socially isolated or lonely & would benefit from a friendly visitor.

Community Bus Driving - Driving clients and staff on social bus outings to various locations across Sydney. LR license required.

Meals on Wheels - Deliver nutritious meals to frail aged or people with a disability living in Hunters Hill and parts of Ryde LGA. Must have current license, have access to a car with Comprehensive Third Party Insurance and be available weekday mornings.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) | North Ryde

Community Visitor - Visit socially isolated person living in an aged care home and buils meaningful friendship with an older person to reduce the effects of isolation. Minimum 12 months commitment and once a fortnight visits required.

North Ryde Community Aid & Information Centre | North Ryde

Driver - to take frail elderly to medical appointments using your own car.

Activities Program Helper - to assist with preparing lunch/morning tea and help program Coordinator with activities designed for clients.

Linen Service Assistant - to deliver clean linen, make beds and help the less physically capable not have to deal with the chore of bed changing and sheet laundering

Shopping Volunteer - to take frail elderly to shop for groceries using your own car. To provide companionship to client and help in reaching for items on the top shelf, pushing trolley and escorting clients safely for the shopping trips.  

Royal Rehab | Putney

Recreational Activities Volunteer - to assist Recreational Therapist to provide activity programs to increase therapy to improve cognitive, social and physical abilities of clients with brain injuries.

Gardening Volunteer - to assist in setting up and maintaining a garden at Royal Rehab and accommodation for clients.

Ryde Hunters Hill Community Transport Inc | Gladesville

Bus Assistant - Assistant for our social outing bus trips.  Assist passengers on and off the bus and at venues, assist driver as requested.
Either male or female - 8.30 am - 4 pm approximately.

Medical Appointment Driver - To convey passengers safely to and from destinations for medical or other personal appointments.  Day/s & hours flexible.

The Smith Family

English Tutor - After 15 hours of online training the tutor (male or female) will be ready to be match with a student to teach English at a very basic level for one to two hours per week in the student’s home, library, coffee shop etc. The volunteer will be asked to commit for a minimum of 6 months and there is no limit to the time that the tutor can stay with the same student. The matching is done taking into account a few factors such as gender, geography, age and other considerations.

Qualify teachers and bi-lingual speakers are welcome but it is not a requirement.

Tzu Chi Foundation Australia | Eastwood

Recycling Volunteer - Visit business or community groups to promote environmental awareness and collect, sort and clean recyclable materials.

Tree Planting Volunteer - Plant trees in Ryde area.

Environmental Ambassador - Organise presentations and deliver environmental awareness presentations to schools and businesses. Training provided.  


To find out more information about any of these volunteer roles contact the City of Ryde on 9952 8222 or email

Last updated on 19 April 2017