Becoming a Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to become involved in your local area, learn new skills, meet new people, share your skills, gain work experience and help build a vibrant, connected, equitable community.

Regardless of your skills and experience, there's always an opportunity to make a positive difference to your life, and the lives of others. There are more community volunteering opportunities in the Bellingen Shire than you might think. Some might be one-off opportunities, others might be ongoing, but there is something for everyone. 

Opportunities to volunteer are updated on this page as they arise

Arts & Culture

Bellingen Community Arts Council

Contact Maggie Porter: magporter@iprimus.com.au


Contact Michelle Stockton: bellingenstitchedup@gmail.com

2BBB Community Radio

Email: 2bbbmail@gmail.com

Phone: 6655 0178

Camp Creative

Email: info@campcreative.com.au

Phone: 0419 379 146

Bellinger Valley Historical Society

We manage the Bellingen and Dorrigo Museums and are looking for helpers.

Contact Susan: 6655 3867

Email: bellingenmuseum@yahoo.com.au



  • Landcare

Contact Jason John: 0490 857 879

Email: office@bellingerlandcare.org.au

  • Bellinger Urban Landcare (BULC)


  • Dandarrga Landcare Dorrigo

Looking for Nursery a Co-ordinator, Secretary and general volunteers to assist with marketing, sales, bush regeneration, native plant nursery support co-ordination, community liaison, grant writing and more.

Email: dandarrga@gmail.com

  • Coffee for Climate

Email: shop@kombuwholefoods.com.au

Bellingen Riverwatch - OzGREEN

Bellingen Riverwatch are looking for water quality monitoring volunteers to join the team. We provide comprehensive training and all the information you require! All you need is a passion for science and a commitment to helping protect our amazing rivers. There are diverse roles available within our water quality monitoring program.

See www.ozgreen.org/events/p/wqmvolunteer for more information Or contact the riverwatch coordinator Sam at 0447949259 or sam@ozgreen.org.au



Mary's Teahouse Cafe at Bellingen Hospital

Email Waveny: waveney46@hotmail.com

Urunga Lions Club

Contact Peter: 0435 721 409 or Jo: 0401 516 779

Royal Freemasons Benevolent Society (RFBI)

Contact Kerrie: 6659 5300

Bellingen Men's Shed

Contact: Michael: 0427 810 868 or Michelle: 0403 011 597

Connecting - Neighbourhood Centres of Bellingen Shire

Contact May: 0493 211 411

Red Cross

Contact Angela Slater: 6655 0228

Email: johnslater6@bigpond.com

Community Transport

Looking for volunteer drivers - especially in Dorrigo. Full training provided, Centrelink approved.

Call: 1 300 812 504


CWA Bellingen: Contact Iris 

Email: migoldstein@bigpond.com

Phone: 6655 1231

CWA Dorrigo: Contact Suzie

Email: cwadorrigo@gmail.com

CWA Urunga: Contact Annette

Email: urungacwa1@gmail.com

Phone: 0410 642 603

St Vincent de Paul - Sacred Heart Conference - Dorrigo

Email: dorrigo.conference@vinnies.org.au

Phone: 0472 718 862

UHA United Hospital Auxilliary - Dorrigo Branch

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Dorrigo RSL at 10am. new members welcome! We'd love to have you join us.

Email: dorrigouhapresident@gmail.com


Sport & Recreation

Scouts Australia

Contact Geoff Tosio: 0400 206 466

Bellingen Men's Shed

Contact Michael: 0427 810 868 or Michelle: 0403 011 597


Bellingen Library: 6655 1744 or email bellingenlib@crl.nsw.gov.au

Dorrigo Library: 6657 2234 or email dorrigolib@crl.nsw.gov.au

Urunga Library: 6655 or email urungalib@crl.nsw.gov.au

Community Halls

Council have a number of Halls and Museums that are managed and run by Section 355 committees. These Committees are made up of volunteers that assist with a range of tasks such as taking books, assisting at working bees, managing the finances etc... The following Halls are managed by volunteers and could use your help.

  • Brierfield Hall
  • Bellingen Memorial Hall
  • Deervale Hall
  • Dorrigo Hall
  • Hickory House
  • Megan Hall
  • Mylestom Hall
  • Raleigh Hall
  • Thora Hall
  • Urunga Literary Institute and Senior Citizens Centre

For more information about volunteering on S355 committees, please visit our Committees and Volunteering page.

Emergency Service

SES State Emergency Service

Looking for volunteers to assist in all areas. Training provided


RFS Rural Fire Service











Some volunteer roles that have direct contact with children will require a Working with Children Check clearance.

Apply for a Working with Children Check on the NSW Service website: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-for-a-working-with-children-check