Volunteering opportunities

Council has an established volunteers program open to anyone interested in contributing to Council’s initiatives and activities.

Volunteer Program suspended due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and direction from various levels of government, Council will be suspending a number of events, facilities and workshops in the upcoming weeks in order to help contain the spread of coronavirus and keep you safe.

All volunteer programs will be temporarily suspended until further notice. 

How to become a volunteer

Step 1 – Think about what’s involved

Before you apply for a volunteer position we ask that you consider the following questions

  • Are you at least 16 years of age?
  • What is your motivation for volunteering how will it benefit you/others?
  • Do you have some time available to give to the activity?
  • Are you willing to make a commitment to see the project through?
  • Are you prepared to undertake the training necessary for the role?
  • Are you prepared to undergo a Working with Children check as a requirement in some of the roles?
  • Are you prepared to undergo a National Criminal check as a requirement in some of the roles?

Step 2 – Finding the right volunteer position

  • Read through the Volunteer program summary and select the one that you feel most suited to.
  • A Working With Children Check number is required for applicants 18 years and over, apply online for one.

Step 3 – Complete and send in your application form

  • Download the Cumberland Volunteer Application Form. Please include any details on volunteer roles you’re interested in, skills you can bring and skills you would like to learn. This helps in finding you a suitable position.
  • You’ll receive a confirmation email that your application has been received.
  • Attend a volunteer information session. This is an opportunity to meet the Volunteer Coordinator and talk more about your application.

Submit the form

Post: Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160
In person to: Civic Centre, 1 Susan Street, Auburn 2144 or 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands 2160
Fax: 02 9840 9734

Further information

For further inquiries contact Council's Volunteering Employment Pathways Officer on 02 8757 9252 or email: