Blacktown City Council Volunteer Program


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Our volunteer program gives the community a chance to contribute their time and help us 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 large and 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:

  • 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.
2021 Bushcare calendar

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.
2021 Bushcare calendar

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.

Community Events Volunteer

We are putting together a volunteer event crew to help Blacktown City Council staff produce exciting community events throughout the year.

The event crew will be first to hear about volunteer opportunities at Council-managed events across the LGA and will be expected to help out on site at least 3 times per year. 

There will be several different roles and locations available, and experience/qualifications required will depend on the event.

Criteria

  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • Clean and presentable.
  • Fluent spoken English.
  • Ability to use technology such as an iPad.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Working with Children Check (in time for first event)
  • For some events - own transport to get to required event sites (not all sites are easily accessed by public transport).

Roles could include

  • Meet and greet
  • Ushering
  • Assisting with workshops
  • Assisting with stage management
  • Information stall
  • Surveying attendees

If you are new to volunteering with Council please apply now.

If you are an existing Council volunteer please log in to your My Impact Page and add this role to your profile.

 

Justice of the Peace - Mount Druitt Hub

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.

Volunteers are currently needed on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Location

  • Mount Druitt Library, Mount Druitt

Experience required

Must 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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