About Volunteering

Due to advice by the Australian Government to limit the spread of COVID-19, The Hills Shire Council is postponing some upcoming events until further notice.

Further details about postponed events will be announced when available. Where indicated however, selected events are still being delivered via webinar. All that is required is:

  • Computer, Tablet or Laptop
  • Access to the Internet
  • Headphones
  • Webcam is preferred but not essential

Registrations are essential to attend. For further information, please contact Council on 9843 0112 or email comminfo@thehills.nsw.gov.au

To browse the Volunteer Training Program events, click here.

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 provides training opportunities for volunteers in all areas where volunteers contribute to the provision of services to the community. If you are 18 and over there may be volunteering opportunities for you with Council.  If you are younger a parent or guardian may be asked to volunteer with you.


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 0322.


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, logisitics, themeing, 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 or phone +61 2 9843 0112.



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.



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 0322 or email volunteers@thehills.nsw.gov.au