Home Care Volunteering

Supported by Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) 

Four volunteers in the community  

Lower North Shore Community Volunteers provides promotion, recruitment and referral services of community volunteers to CHSP services across Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby council areas. 

CHSP Service volunteer roles operate within the community, and provide a comprehensive range of support services for frail aged and people with a disability, as well as their carers. Some of these services would not be able to exist without the invaluable support of community volunteers. We require community volunteers from all cultural backgrounds to provide this support and make a positive difference in people's lives.

Reasons to volunteer

Volunteering is a fantastic way to make friends and learn new skills whilst assisting others within the community.  Several studies have shown that volunteers report better physical and mental health than those who don’t volunteer, and it’s a great way to ‘give back’ to our local communities.  For those receiving assistance, the help of a volunteer is crucial in making it possible for them to remain living independently at home in comfort and dignity.  It is this support for fellow residents that builds strong and caring communities. 

If you are looking to enjoy new experiences, gain new skills, feel more connected to your community then volunteering could be for you.  

To find out more about the CHSP Volunteer positions available in the Lower North Shore area, please click here. 

For more information please call 02 9777 7815, or email lnsvolunteer@willoughby.nsw.gov.au.  

How to become a volunteer

  1. Decide that you want to make a difference to your community by helping in the not-for-profit sector.
  2. Think about your abilities and interests.
  3. Consider which of the available roles you might be interested in.
  4. Contact the Lower North Shore Volunteer Service on 9777 7815, complete the pdf format CHSP Volunteer Registration Form.
  5. Attend an interview with the volunteer Coordinator of your selected service and get started if your application is accepted!

Contact the Lower North Shore Volunteer Service

If you would like to discuss volunteering, contact Kate on 9777 7815 or email lnsvolunteer@willoughby.nsw.gov.au.

To apply for one or more volunteer roles, complete the pdf format CHSP Volunteer Registration Form.

You will also need to consent to a Criminal History Record Check. The aim of this screening is to ensure the safety of our residents when in the care and trust of our service providers. It does not necessarily disqualify a person if there is a record of a minor offence.

LNS Community Volunteers will acknowledge and discuss your volunteer application over the phone or will make a time to meet with you to discuss volunteering in more detail.

Position descriptions, guidelines and support are provided for all volunteers.