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  • Why volunteer?

    Many Council projects and programs that benefit the community would not be possible without the involvement of our exceptional community volunteers. Their support makes many services possible, and helps us maintain very strong community networks.  You can join this exceptional group and help others by volunteering occasionally, weekly or monthly.

    What do volunteers do?

    Areas where volunteers work with Council include:


    Help protect fragile bushland; preserving natural flora and fauna and removing weeds that can harm our environment. No prior knowledge is needed and all training and equipment is provided. Email Janet Rannard or call  4732 8088.

    Children's services

    Council operates a number of childcare centres including long day care, preschool, occasional care, before and after school care and vacation care. There are opportunities for people to volunteer in the childcare centres in a number of ways, for example, reading, doing art and craft, assisting the children in gardening.  For more information, contact Annette Blackwell on  4732 8369 or email Annette Blackwell. 


    Choose between the Toy Library (Working with Children Check required), Home Library Service (driver's licence required). Call 4732 7863 or email Anna Coleman.  We also use volunteer Justices of the Peace.

    Community access bus drivers

    Council operates 2 community access buses for use by non-profit community organisations, transporting people living in Penrith City. These are a 21 seater automatic Toyota Coaster (seats 20 passengers plus driver) and a wheelchair accessible manual Toyota Coaster (seats 14 plus 2 wheelchair passengers and the driver). 
    Details:   email Sue Hunt  or phone  4732 7837.

    Committee members

    Council has several committees that manage or assist with community centres and halls, and recreation facilities and services. Neighbourhood Facilities committees manage 5 of Council's Neighbourhood Facilities. The volunteer committees provide friendly customer service and organise the daily running of these centres. Council staff provide ongoing training and support to volunteers.

    For details contact: 
    • Neighbourhood Facilities: email Stephanie Gray or call  4732 7893 
    • Recreation: email Virginia Tuckerman or call  4732 8092   

    I want to volunteer! What next?

    If you know your availability and want to volunteer in one of the areas mentioned, contact the relevant staff contact listed above or click here to register your interest online.

    Useful links

    For other local volunteering opportunities visit Nepean Volunteer Services Inc or Rowing Down Under.

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