Camden Council values and encourages the involvement of volunteers within all appropriate programs and activities. Volunteering is consistent with the principles of community development within Local Government, including community participation and capacity building.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with Council in the following sections:
Volunteer Position: Camden Men's Shed Volunteer, Bicentennial Equestrian Park
The Camden Men's Shed at Bicentennial Equestrian Park provides maintenance, planting and minor development items to enhance usage of the park.
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 3pm. Join in the fun for half a day, full day or every day!
Contact: Keith Riches, President of the Men's Shed - 0413 310 582
If you are interested in assisting Camden Council's Community Cultural Planning and Development Team in various projects, events and representative groups, such as:
- International Women's Day
- Multicultural March and Harmony Day
- Camden Shorts
- Camden Play Day
- NAIDOC Week
- Carers Week
- International Day for People with Disability
Contact: Council's Community Cultural Planning and Development Coordinator - 4645 5084.
Camden Bushcare is an environmental volunteer program set up by Council to encourage local communities to actively participate in managing and maintaining the remnant urban bushland areas in the Camden Local Government Area.
Volunteers are welcome to join any Bushcare Group currently working in bushland areas. Current locations include:
- Harrington Forest
Scanlon Crescent, Harrington Park
Every third Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm
- Hayter Reserve
Wire Lane, Camden South
First Friday of the month from 9am to 12pm
- Kings Bush Reserve
Chellaston Street, Camden
Every Tuesday from 9am to 12pm
First Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm
- Parrotts Farm
Richardson Rd, Narellan (next to RFS)
Second Friday of the month from 9am to 12pm
- Ron Dine Reserve
McCrae Dr (and Cowper Dr), Camden South
Third Friday of the month from 9am to 12pm
- Sickles Creek Reserve
Sickles Drive, Grasmere
Last Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm
- Spring Farm
Hampshire Boulevard, Spring Farm
Second Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm
Bushcare Groups are led by qualified bushland supervisors and tools and materials are provided on-site. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and the desire to participate in the restoration of the unique heritage and character of Camden’s bushland. Residents may also nominate to set up a Bushcare Group in their locality.
See the Bushcare Program Brochure for further information.
Contact: Council's Natural Resource Project Officer - 4655 7777.
Volunteer Position: Code Club Volunteer
Do you have computer skills and an interest in teaching Computer Coding to young people? Your community needs you.
Contact: Youth Librarian - 4645 5060
Volunteer Position: Home Library Volunteer
Are you able to assist with the delivery of books to locals who are unable to leave their home? Your community needs you.
Contact: Home Library Service Officer - 4654 7951
Volunteer Position: Local Studies Volunteer
Do you have computer skills and an interest in preserving the heritage of Camden? Your community needs you.
Contact: Local Studies Librarian - 4654 7950
Volunteer Position: Camden Visitor Information Centre Volunteer
If you are a local with a wealth of knowledge of Camden’s past and present, this job could be for you!
Contact: Tourism Officer - 4654 7777
Volunteer Position: Noticeboard Volunteer
Do you have a day spare every two weeks? Volunteer are needed to maintain community noticeboards at shopping centres and in Council facilities.
Contact: Public Relations - 4654 7777
Volunteer Position: Corporate Events Volunteer
Are you interested in assisting at Australia Day (January), Paws in the Park (August) or Camden
Contact: Events Officer - 4645 5034