About Volunteering

Did you know that 1 in 5 Hills residents volunteer?

Each year volunteers with Council and across our community perform a wide range of tasks across many different organisations - each one making a difference in The Hills Shire.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain a new skill or to simply try something new and get involved in our community.


The Hills Shire is very fortunate to have a large and dedicated group of volunteers who play a critical role in helping Council provide important services to the community while forming new friendships and learning new skills.

If you would like to devote some of your time to your community and assist others, your help would be greatly appreciated.


Volunteering with Council

Council proudly supports the training of volunteers in The Hills Shire LGA by providing access to free courses. 

To browse the Volunteer Calendar Program, click here.

For further information, please contact Council on 9843 0245 or email volunteers@thehills.nsw.gov.au.


The Hills Youth Army

The Hills Youth Army is dedicated to empowering young people aged 12-25 through volunteer opportunities and connections with their local community. The Hills Youth Army assists with a range of local events and fundraising activities such as Orange Blossom Festival, the Garage Sale Trail, Sydney Country Music Festival, Paws in the Park, Hills Relay for Life, Mental Health Campaigns, The Mayoral Sleep-out, and Australia Day. Council offers educational opportunities and mentorship programs for all members.

If you would like to become a Hills Youth Army member contact Council's volunteer coordinator:

Email: volunteers@thehills.nsw.gov.au or Phone +61 2 9843 0245.


Aged and Disability Services

Council's Hills Community Care Centre provides a number of important services to the aged and people with disabilities in the Shire. Volunteers are welcome to assist with services such as:

  • Food Services (Meals on Wheels) - preparing and delivering meals to elderly and frail-aged people
  • Easy Care Gardening - assisting elderly people or people with disabilities in maintaining their garden by undertaking task such as pruning bushes, sweeping paths and mowing the lawn
  • Respite Care - providing care to the frail-aged or people with disabilities, allowing full-time carers to take a break
  • Social Day Care Program  
  • Community Transport - providing transport assistance to elderly or frail aged people either by car or as a volunteer on Council's Community Transport bus.

For more information visit the Hills Community Care website.    



Volunteers can assist with stage management, logistics, theming, set up, staging, merchandising, customer services, providing information and coordinating entertainment. Major Events include Australia Day (Jan) and the Orange Blossom Festival (Sept).

Contact events at events@thehills.nsw.gov.au.



Community Environment Centre

The Hills Shire Council has a Community Environment Centre which is open on Thursdays.  Workshops are conducted at the Centre on weekends.  Volunteers are required to assist with the Sustainable Home Demonstration and Waterwise garden site, workshops, events and other environmental projects.

To learn more about volunteering at the Centre please contact Council on +61 2 9843 0533.


Bidjiwong Community Nursery

The nursery is managed by The Hills Shire Council and is a place where volunteers can learn about the native flora of The Hills Shire, participate in propagating native plants and attend environmental workshops.

Volunteers receive training and experience in all aspects of nursery work including seed saving, propagation of indigenous plants and Work Health and Safety.

Activities include propagation, potting up, weeding, washing pots, filling plant orders and seed cleaning.

Volunteering is available Thursdays and Fridays 9am – 3pm and Saturdays 9am – 2pm.

More information



Bushcare volunteers take on the vital role as protector of our fragile bushland environment, preserving natural flora and fauna and removing that which can be harmful to its future. For any Bushcare volunteer it's definitely a hands-on role.

To join a Bushcare group or for any further information visit our Bushcare section, contact The Hills Shire Council's Bushcare Officer on +61 2 9843 0555, email council-enviro@thehills.nsw.gov.au or complete an online volunteer application form.


Advisory Committee Network

Council has given delegated authority to a number of Committees to advise on a variety of Council’s facilities and reserves.

A list of Advisory Committees and their members is available here.

For further information phone +61 2 9843 0245 or email volunteers@thehills.nsw.gov.au