Volunteering is a great way to become involved in your local area, learn new skills and make new friends. Council has a range of volunteering opportunities available. For more information, follow the links below.
If you are not sure what you would like to do and would like help matching your skills to volunteer opportunities, STARS hosts monthly information sessions at Marrickville Library from 10am–1pm on the first Wednesday of every month. No bookings are required. For more information visit the STARS website.
Volunteers enrich communities and support sport, fitness, outdoor recreation and community recreation organisations on a daily basis. Volunteers help build strong, healthy and inclusive communities across Marrickville. Volunteers, as individuals, groups or companies really can make a difference.
STARS is a volunteer resource service that provides volunteer training and assists residents in the local government areas of Canterbury, Marrickville and Leichhardt.
For more information visit the STARS website.
The State Emergency Service of NSW (SES) is a volunteer-driven service dedicated to assisting the community during emergencies such as flooding and storms. The Marrickville SES unit currently has around 35 active local members. Volunteers receive nationally recognised training, learn new skills, meet new people, and make their community safer.
For more information please visit the SES website or phone 1800 201 000.
Have you ever considered volunteering your talent to bring a smile to residents at your local nursing home?
Marrickville Council is running a program to link entertainers and musicians with local nursing homes. This is a volunteer program and we are seeking local musicians who may be willing to donate their talent to perform in a nursing home. It could be one performance a month, a week, or a one-off performance. Guitarists, singers, pianists, all musicians are welcome.
Research shows the profound benefits music can have on those living in care facilities - including elevated mood, increased socialisation, appetite and reduction in agitation. For the musician, volunteering can lead to a greater sense of fulfilment and purpose, while at the same time providing an audience for practice.
A list of residential care facilities is attached. Each facility is highly enthusiastic about the program, and would love to hear from any musicians willing to donate their time.
Your time and talent is most appreciated.