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Volunteer at SYDNI

The Heartbeat of SYDNI Community

At SYDNI, our volunteers are the heartbeat of our organisation. They play a vital role in our services, creating positive change and leaving a lasting impact on the community.  

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Join the family

As a SYDNI volunteer, you'll participate in fun and rewarding roles such as supporting community events, assisting in the Café, other various activities and initiatives.

Along the way, you'll connect with like-minded individuals, form genuine friendships, and create lasting memories. Our dedicated staff are here to support you throughout your journey.

We provide training and guidance, ensuring you feel confident and prepared for your role.  

Open to all

No matter your level of experience, everyone has something unique to offer. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to volunteering, we welcome you with open arms.

Your skills, talents, and enthusiasm are exactly what we need to create a positive change in our community. We promise to provide you with a supportive and inclusive environment where you can grow, learn, and thrive.

Together, let's make a difference in our community. Your generosity and compassion will have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.  

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Get started

Getting started is simple.

It all starts with a quick conversation to discuss your interests and availability, the available roles and to match you with your perfect volunteer opportunity, that aligns with your passions and schedule.

See our open opportunities below and contact us by email or phone the centre.

Join our volunteer team today and become part of something truly special. Thank you for considering volunteering with us.

how you can join our SYDNI family:

Food Veg Co-Op Packer

Join our team at the SYDNI Centre as a Veg Packer for our Food Co-Operative on Thursday mornings.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about promoting good, healthy food. As a Veg Packer, you will be responsible for tasks such as carrying fruit and vegetables, weighing and packing them into bags, moving bags for collection, and maintaining a tidy work area.

This position will allow you to develop your organisational skills, work both independently and collaboratively, and gain valuable experience in working with a diverse community. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of recipes while contributing to our mission of providing fresh produce to our community.

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Newsletter Delivery

As a Newsletter Delivery Assistant, you will play a role in the distribution of the SYDNI Newsletter.

Your assistance will ensure that the newsletter reaches the intended recipients and keeps the local community informed about opportunities, activities, groups, and events. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated, and you will receive ample support and guidance in this role.

Our newsletters serve as a vital communication tool, keeping local residents informed and engaged. Your assistance with delivering them will help foster a sense of community and promote active participation. We value your dedication, and you can expect to receive comprehensive support and guidance throughout your involvement in this role.

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Bingo Assistants

As a Bingo Assistant, you will be crucial in creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for our community members during bingo sessions.

Your enthusiasm, patience, and compassion will contribute to a positive and enjoyable experience for our participants. You will assist in organising and facilitating bingo games, providing assistance and support to participants, and ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Join the team as a Bingo Assistant and be part of creating an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for our community. Your dedication and support will improve their social engagement, happiness, and well-being.

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Administrative Assistants

As an Admin Assistant, you will be an integral part of our team, providing essential support to ensure smooth operations and efficient administrative processes.

Your excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple tasks will contribute to the overall effectiveness and productivity of the organisation. You will assist with various administrative duties and play a key role in maintaining effective communication and coordination within the team.

Join the team and contribute to the smooth functioning of our organisation. Your support and efficiency in administrative tasks will enable the team to focus on their core responsibilities, enhancing overall productivity and success.

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Caretaker / Porter

As a Caretaker/Porter, you will play a vital role in maintaining the cleanliness, safety, and overall functionality of a facility or property.

Your attention to detail and proactive approach to maintenance and repairs will ensure a comfortable and well-maintained environment for residents, visitors, or occupants. You will be responsible for various tasks related to property upkeep, security, and customer service.

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Cleaning Roles

You will play a vital role in maintaining cleanliness, hygiene, and overall tidiness in various settings.

Your attention to detail and dedication to creating a clean and welcoming environment will ensure a positive experience for all visitors and occupants. You will be responsible for performing a range of cleaning duties, following established protocols and safety guidelines.

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Garden and Maintenance

Gardens are ever-changing landscapes, where plants require pruning, feeding, and fresh planting throughout the seasons. Witness the incredible impact of seasons on living things! No prior gardening experience is necessary.

Don't worry about tools and equipment—we've got you covered. We welcome gardeners of all levels of experience.

Join us in this fulfilling gardening adventure, where you'll experience the wonders of nature firsthand. Embrace the opportunity to learn, contribute, and make our Community Garden flourish!

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Cafe Assistant

Don't miss out on this amazing chance to grow your skills and be part of an exciting café team!

This is an incredible opportunity to gain valuable experience in a bustling and popular café environment. You'll have the chance to develop customer service and food preparation skills, receive Barista Training, and even gain experience in events catering.

As a member of the café team, your role will involve providing catering support to the Café Manager. This includes preparing and cooking delicious meals and baked treats for the café, ensuring that food is served fresh and on time. Your main goal will be to ensure the smooth operation of the SYDNI Community Café.

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ESOL Tutors (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

As a Tutor, you will play a vital role in helping individuals improve their English language skills and effectively communicate in English.

Your passion for teaching, cultural sensitivity, and ability to create a supportive learning environment will empower students from diverse backgrounds to enhance their language proficiency and gain confidence in their language abilities.

Through your guidance and instruction, you will make a significant impact on the lives of English language learners.

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Events Committee Member

As a member of the Events Committee, you will be an integral part of planning, organising, and executing exciting and engaging events for the community.

Your creativity, organisational skills, and collaborative spirit will contribute to the success of these events and help create memorable experiences for participants.

You will work closely with other committee members to ensure seamless coordination and execution of various events.

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