Creating an inclusive community

Become A Volunteer

Welcome to volunteering


Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. Volunteering is often considered as contributing to community wellbeing, even though the person volunteering normally benefits as well.


Volunteering is a two-way relationship that provides an opportunity for organisations to achieve their goals by involving volunteers in their activities, and for volunteers to make meaningful use of their time and skills, contributing to social and community outcomes.


Volunteering is for everyone. Our role is to link you with volunteering opportunities in your local community. Volunteering makes a meaningful and positive contribution to our community – and it has huge benefits for you too…

  • Learn or develop new skills and build your confidence 
  • Feel a sense of community by giving back  to your community and supporting others
  • Meet interesting and diverse people, make new friends
  • Improve your health and wellbeing and feel a part of something
  • Follow a pathway to employment and enhance your resume
  • Get on-the-job experience in an area of study 
  • Meet Centrelink mutual obligations
  • Work and Development Orders may also be able to be supported.

Book an appointment to see what is available for you. We work in partnership with over a 40  local not for profit organisations in Coffs Harbour and surrounding Local Government Areas, , so no matter what your background, skills, experience or life story, there is bound to be a volunteer role that has your name on it


Volunteer roles vary from a few hours each week to 2 days per week in any given role.

Phone our office on 66473660 and we can book you into an individual interview at a time that suits you.

Community Partnerships with RAB

Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre is part of Regional Australia Bank’s Community Partnership program.


If you open or have an account with REAB you can nominate Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre as your favourite community group.


This provides bonus payments to Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre ( equivalent to 1% of your average annual savings balance) without costing you a cent! This is a way our local bank is helping locals.


To find out more call 132067 or visit Join the Regional Australia Bank Community Partnership Program

The Centre for Volunteering

The Centre for Volunteering (The Centre) is the peak body in NSW promoting and supporting volunteering and community participation. The Centre is a not-for-profit organisation and includes Volunteering NSW, its service delivery arm, and the NSW School of Volunteer Management (RTO code 90031), a registered training organisation.