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.
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
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) and Research Services. We also use volunteer
Justices of the Peace. For more information, contact Anna Coleman on
4732 7863 or
email Anna Coleman.
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).
email Sue Hunt or phone
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
email Virginia Tuckerman or call
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.
For other local volunteering opportunities visit
Nepean Volunteer Services Inc or
Rowing Down Under.
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