Blacktown City Council Volunteer Program


Our volunteer program is an opportunity for the community to support Council staff to deliver many different programs and services across Blacktown City.

Volunteering with us ensures that we can continue to provide important services to residents.

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers and we value the important role they play in fostering a true sense of community across Blacktown City. If you would like to join the Blacktown City volunteer team, take a look at the opportunities below and see if there are any that interest you. Pay particular attention to the requirements of each role and make sure that you can meet them before applying.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please note:

  • To join one of our volunteer programs you need to be aged 18+. The only exception at this time is Bushcare where younger children can attend when accompanied by an adult. 

  • If the role you are looking for is not shown, applications are currently closed. Please check back soon to see if they have reopened.
            
  • Applications for Duke of Edinburgh and work experience placements (including Animal Studies course placements) are processed by our People and Culture team. Their application form can be found here

 

   

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Available Volunteer Roles

Bushcare Group Volunteer - Adult

Bushcare groups involve residents that have an interest in the local environment, who enjoy being outdoors and joining with like-minded people in the community to improve local bushland reserves.

Location

Various reserves across Blacktown City.

Experience required

No experience necessary. Children/young people under 18 years of age must attend with a supervising adult.

Duration of volunteering

Volunteers generally work for 3 hours, one weekend a month.

Bushcare Group Volunteer - Child

**Important: Before a child/young person under 18 can apply to join this volunteer program, their parent or guardian must register (go back to the previous page and select Bushcare Group Volunteer - Adult'). Children/young people under 18 may not attend a Bushcare session without a registered parent or guardian.**

To complete the application form for a child, please click here. 

Bushcare groups involve residents that have an interest in the local environment, who enjoy being outdoors and joining with like-minded people in the community to improve local bushland reserves.

Location

Various reserves across Blacktown City.

Experience required

No experience necessary. Children under 18 years of age must attend with a supervising adult.

Duration of volunteering

Volunteers generally work for 3 hours, one weekend a month.

English Conversation Tutor - Mount Druitt, Stanhope Gardens and Max Webber

Our volunteer English Conversation Tutors support adults who are developing the English language skills necessary to live and work in our community. The classes are run on a term-by-term basis on different days of the week.

Locations

  • Mount Druitt Library, Mount Druitt 
  • Dennis Johnson Library, Stanhope Gardens
  • Max Webber Library, Blacktown

Requirements of the role:

Essential

  • Desire to assist an adult audience
  • Competent user of the English language at the conversational level, including an understanding of Australian idiom
  • Understanding of cultural differences and different settlement needs. Able to connect and find ways to enrich lessons utilising your knowledge and the students’ knowledge
  • Flexible in how and what to teach, responding to the needs of the students
  • Willingness to be mentored by other instructors
  • Strong commitment to customer-focused service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of EEO and WHS principles.

Desirable

  • Qualifications (Mission Australia, TAFE AMEP or other ESOL course) and experience in teaching adult education
  • Ability to speak a community language
  • Previous public library experience

Duration of volunteering

As our staff invest a large amount of time to train volunteer tutors, we ask that you only apply if you are able to make a long term commitment to the role.
Volunteers are needed on various days.

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Justice of the Peace

Justices of the Peace play an important role in the justice system and provide a valuable and accessible service to all members of our community. As an appointed Justice of the Peace, volunteers witness documents for members of the public.

Locations

  • Mount Druitt Library
  • Max Webber Library, Blacktown
  • Dennis Johnson Library, Stanhope Gardens
  • Lalor Park Library
  • Riverstone Library

Shifts available

  • We would be happy to talk to you about suitable times

Requirements of the role:

Must already be appointed as a Justice of the Peace for NSW, under the Justices of the Peace Act 2002.  

Duration of volunteering:

Able to commit regularly for a minimum of six months.

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Plant Nursery Volunteer

The purpose of the Plant nursery volunteer is to help nursery staff to prepare plants for our City and community. 

This role involves bending down to the ground, lifting, and reach up to pull levers above eye level. Volunteers will need to have adequate mobility and fitness levels to carry out these tasks safely.

**Please note due to the layout of the site, there are areas that are not accessible to wheelchairs and walkers **

Location

Kent Street, Blacktown inside the Showground

Requirements of the role

  • An interest in plants and or horticulture.
  • Adequate mobility and fitness levels to move and work safely.
  • Ability to volunteer in an outdoor all weather environment.

 

Duration of volunteering

One half day each week, Tuesdays between 9 am to 1 pm.

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