3Bridges Community Inclusive Volunteering Program
This program matches a person who has experienced a brain injury with a trained buddy to volunteer together in meaningful roles. Volunteer Buddy: A buddy is carefully matched with a person living with a brain injury, to enable them to participate in a meaningful volunteer role. Together, they volunteer in a host organisation who can offer a role which meets the volunteers' requirements. The buddy supports the volunteer to engage in meaningful volunteer work. This program matches a person who has experienced a brain injury with a trained buddy to volunteer together in meaningful roles.
Phone: 1300 327 434
Achieve Australia supports people with a disability to live independently, develop work skills and to learn and participate in the community. They offer a range of volunteering opportunities to match the skills of their volunteers.
Catholic Healthcare provides aged care services to people living in the community or in residential homes.
Volunteers are invited to provide a wide range of social support to our clients. Roles include volunteering to assist elderly clients at day centres, visiting an elderly person in their home, IT tutors and answering phone calls.
Christian Community Aid provides local services that address the needs of people in the community. Their vision is for every Australian community, families, children, young people and elderly to thrive. For over 50 years we have been working to provide personalised, timely and innovative support that addresses the existing and emerging needs of people. CCA aims to develop resources and capacity that will contribute to strong, inclusive and resilient communities.
They are seeking volunteers to fulfil a range of roles from drivers and shopping assistants through to calligraphy tutors.
Country Women's Association
The Country Women’s Association is an organisation which aims to advance the rights and equity of women. In Eastwood they operate a team room and sell handmade items to contribute to the various programs run by the organisation. Volunteers are invited to assist.
Easy Care Gardening unites volunteers with older people in our community to provide gardening assistance, helping them to remain living independently in their own homes. Volunteers form new friendships and help not only others in the community, but also their own wellbeing benefits as they get exercise and enjoy being outdoors. Easy Care Gardening provides the tools and training, and is open to everyone over the age of 16, or 14 if you sign up with a parent or guardian. They are also open to corporate volunteers, university placements, Duke of Edinburgh and International Baccalaureate students and people on Jobseeker payments.
Location: City of Ryde, Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby and Hunters Hill
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 9888 9200
Explore and Develop Nth Ryde Public School are a long day care service located on the grounds of North Ryde Public School and are currently looking for volunteers on Wednesday mornings for 1.5 hours to walk to and from the North Ryde Public library with their pre-schoolers and room leader each week. They also have an opportunity available for a volunteer to do reading or craft at their centre any day morning or afternoon.
Volunteers must complete a volunteers working with children check.
Location: North Ryde
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 1800 79 33 99
HammondCare are looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals in Ryde, Gladesville, Macquarie Park, and surrounding areas, who can sit and have a chat, reminisce and talk about topics of interest with an elderly person. Depending on Covid19 restrictions it may be a phone call or visit in their home.
If you have one hour each week (Monday to Friday) and you'd like to improve an older person's life by providing companionship, we would love to hear from you. You'll receive training, including first aid training, as well as the ongoing support from our Volunteer Coordinator.
Successful applicants will need to complete a criminal record check and meet our vaccination requirements for Covid19 and influenza.
Location: City of Ryde
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 9419 6951 | Mobile: 0411 252 228
Gig Buddies Sydney are looking for volunteers in your area. You will be paired up with somebody with a learning disability and/or autism who has similar interests to you and lives nearby. You will be able to attend events, explore new music together and share your interests.
You would need to commit to attending at least one catch up, or "gig", a month with your buddy. This gig could be as casual as meeting up for a chat and a coffee or as adventurous as going to a musical festival together. It is up to you and your new buddy to decide what gig you would like to enjoy together each month.
Locations: Ryde, Meadowbank, Eastwood and Macquarie Park
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 0415 736 506
Macquarie Dragons Football Club is 100% voluntary run, from the coaches/managers right through to the canteen, committee members and president's role. Our home grounds are at Waterloo, Fontenoy & Marsfield Park at Marsfield & Macquarie Park. With over 750 players we're looking for a local volunteer to support us in the canteen in 2023 season. Someone who can commit up to 2-3 hours last week of March, then up to 1 hr per week during the season (Apr to Aug) plus a full day every 2nd Saturday on bbq.
Be part of a supportive and inclusive community who take pride in their sport. Be part of a team that will be operating to make grassroots football a safe and fun place to be.
The impact of this opportunity will support community sport as well as allow us to continue to grow and develop our club for years to come.
Location: City of Ryde
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 9646 0640
MS Australia is the national voice for people with multiple sclerosis. They work in advocacy and communications, and collaborate with their stakeholders to benefit thousands of people affected by MS across the country. If you enjoy the company of people and have time to commit to at least one visit per fortnight, why not volunteer as a community visitor and visit people with MS in the Ryde and Hunters Hill areas.
Location: City of Ryde
Email: email@example.com | 1800 664 189
Parkinson's NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that strives to make life better for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. They offer volunteer opportunities a couple of times during the year including Christmas present wrappers at Macquarie Park Shopping Centre.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 9888 3380
North Ryde Community Aid & Information Centre delivers Commonwealth Home Support Programs (CHSP) and Community Hub Services to the aged and socially and financially disadvantaged members of the Ryde community. All the programs and services provided by NRCA would not be able to take place without the commitment and hard work of our dedicated volunteers. NRCA welcomes new volunteers interested in driving, shopping, gardening or delivering a linen service.
Location: City of Ryde
Riding for the Disabled Association NSW is a volunteer-run organisation which enables children and adults with disabilities to enjoy and achieve physical, social, psychological and educational progress through participation in therapeutic horse riding programs and horse-related activities.
They rely on the generosity of individuals, grants, community groups, local businesses and fundraising by their fantastic volunteers to raise the funds required for day to day running expenses for the centre such as activities and programs for disabled riders and paying for horse-related expenses. They require volunteers to help with the horses, maintain their grounds and assist with administration and promotion of the centre.
Location: Macquarie Park
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 0423 221 025
Sailability is a volunteer-run organisation that encourages and facilitates participation in sailing and boat usage for people of all ages and abilities. They are looking for volunteers to assist people with a disability to board and disembark specially designed dinghies and to sail with them.
Location: Five Dock
Save the Children operates an Op Shop in West Ryde. Without the support of volunteers this and other programs run by the charity would not operate. For further information on the current volunteering opportunities, please visit their website.
Location: West Ryde
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 98085500
Are you a passionate and dedicated person who would like to make a real difference in the life of a person with intellectual disability? As a Citizen Advocate, you will be matched with a person with intellectual disability in the Ryde or Hunter’s Hill area. Your role might include:
- Helping a person pursue their interests
- Speaking out for a person’s rights and wishes
- Assisting a person achieve their goals
- Addressing a person’s needs
- Providing companionship and advice
Ideally, this relationship is long-term and provides an opportunity to build a meaningful connection with someone. The time-commitment will vary from person to person, as it is based on what the person with disability wants/needs. Please note that volunteers will need to be vaccinated and have a Working with Children Check.
Location: City of Ryde, Hunters Hill
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 1300 747 763
Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation is seeking Drivers to pick people up and drive them to and from their medical appointments during the working week Monday to Friday. This is a FREE service and helps those in our community most at need to get to critical medical appointments and therefore help enhance their quality of life, autonomy, and overall independence.
The foundation provides the vehicles to volunteers to use during their volunteer shift.
Drivers are not carers as such and are only required to drive our clients from home to their medical appointments and back again.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 9816 5000
Stryder is a for-purpose organisation with more than 30 years of service as a Community Transport Provider and aims to inspire our community by connecting people in Ryde, Hunters Hill and beyond with their quality fleet of vehicles. Join their dedicated team of volunteers in delivering a range of connective services to those most in need. They are on the look out for drivers, social outing assistants and office assistants.
Location: City of Ryde, Hunters Hill
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 9427 6425
Sydney Community Services is a not-for-profit organisation that assists the elderly and persons with a disability to live a quality and independent life in their own home and in the community. With over 50 years of experience, Sydney community Services provides sustainable, responsive and quality support services to the residents of Lane Cove, Hunters Hill and Ryde.
They offer opportunities to volunteer in disability services, medical transport, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, shopping services, day trips, linen service, social activities, community visitors scheme and a seniors' hub.
Location: City of Ryde, Hunters Hill and Lane Cove
The Generous and the Grateful (GG) turns empty houses into homes for some of our most vulnerable people who are at high risk of homelessness and returning to harm. GG works with caseworkers to connect their clients with great quality second-hand furniture and whitegoods donated by kind Australians, as well as items from hotels refurbishments and manufacturer returns. GG fast-tracks the delivery of household packages to people that need them, helping them to thrive, not just survive.
GG is looking for volunteers to help in their warehouse at Melrose Park. Their roles involve moving bulky household items, as well as roles focused on organisation, stocktake and planning. Some roles can be conducted remotely.
Location: Melrose Park
NSWJA Ryde City branch runs Justices of the Peace (JP) desks at Macquarie Centre, Cox’s Road Mall Shopping Centre, and Rhodes Waterside. The branch is expanding the JP desks to West Ryde and Gladesville. The NSWJA are looking for registered NSW JP's who would be interested in joining the NSWJA and providing voluntary JP services to the community. The NSWJA also provides face-to-face and online JP training for its members. If you are interested and would like to attend a branch bi-monthly meeting, please contact the NSWJA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0412089219.
Location: City of Ryde