Council provides opportunities for the community to undertake tasks or projects and provide assistance to our operations. This is part of Council's commitment to community partnerships, providing opportunities for the community to be involved in the care and management of the facilities and services they use.
Volunteers in Port Stephens are the lifeblood of our local area as they donate their time and energy to a range of activities that benefit our whole community. Many Council programs and services could not be provided without the support of volunteers.
There are many volunteer positions at Council where your skills and aspirations can be matched. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and cultures to participate as volunteers.
If you wish to find out more about volunteering opportunities with Council, click on one of the links below or submit an expression of interest form.
Volunteers provide help at:
- Halls and Community Centres
- Parks, Reserves and Landcare Groups
- Cemetery Committees
- Sports Councils and Sporting Clubs
- Advisory and Cultural Groups
- Libraries, Art Space and Stories in the Street
- Visitor Information Centre
- Ngioka Centre
- Port Stephens event access tent crew
Read testimonials from some of our Council volunteers on what they get out of working in the community:
- Brendan: Strategic Arts Committee (PDF 2.2MB)
- Hope: Karuah Tidy Towns (PDF 3.3MB)
- May: Seaham School of Art (PDF 3.8MB)
- Verena: Tomaree Library and Community Centre (PDF 1.5MB)
Learn more about volunteering in Port Stephens by downloading our volunteering booklet or see our list of Contacts for Committees and Groups page. You can also fill out and return the Volunteering Expression of Interest form.
- Volunteering Expression of Interest Form from our A-Z Forms page.
Phone: (02) 4988 0255
You might think that being on a Cemetery Committee is not your thing, but perhaps it could be? Council has many community committees who are involved in the care, assistance and management of Council's facilities, services and events.
Halls and community centres
Council has many community committees who are involved in the care, assistance and management of Council's facilities such as halls and community centres.
Be a valued part of the Ngioka team, find out about becoming a volunteer.
Parks, Reserves and Landcare Groups
Council has many community committees who are involved in the care, assistance and management of our local area and play a critical role in conserving our natural environment.
Libraries and Visitor Information Centre
Our volunteers are a wonderful asset and we couldn’t run the Centre without them. Their local knowledge and enthusiasm for Port Stephens promotes our area as a premier tourist destination.