Volunteering opportunities

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

COVID-19 update - 20 July 2021

Due to current public health orders we have suspended the majority of our volunteer programs until further notice. We thank you for your interest and commitment in supporting your local community. We will keep you posted of any further developments, as we look forward to resuming our programs in line with NSW Health advice. Please check here for updates.

Being a volunteer brings benefits

Volunteering can provide you with valuable work experience, a chance to contribute to community life, the chance to meet new people and allow you to learn new skills.

Current positions available

Social Inclusion

  • Transport Assistant for Social Inclusion Team
  • Shopping Assistant for Social Inclusion Team


  • Drivers and Volunteer Delivery Assistants (‘Runner’) for Nutrition Services
  • Centre Based Meals Program Volunteer for Nutrition Services


  • Programs Assistant for Lifestyle and Leisure Links Program

Essential criteria

  • Commitment to working with elderly people and people with disabilities
  • Ability to conduct duties of position or ability/willingness to learn
  • Commitment to work within the guidelines/legislation relevant to this position
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the person-centred approach (or willingness to learn)
  • Trustworthy, patient, reliable and completion of a Criminal Record Check

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 and complete the 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 our Volunteering Employment Pathways Officer on 02 8757 9252, or Volunteer Development Officer on 02 8757 9768 or email:

For enquires regarding Duke of Edinburgh Program, please visit the Work experience page or email