We offer community members the opportunity to participate as volunteers in projects and/or activities that support social and environmental outcomes for our community.

It is also a way for people to become involved in their community, in a way that is interesting, personally satisfying, productive and fun.

A number of our programs and services could not be provided without the support of volunteers.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is lending your time and energy for a particular cause. It is:

  • Undertaken of your own free will
  • For no monetary reward, and
  • Does not take the place of paid workers, but complements the services that they provide.

Through volunteering, you can:

  • Have the opportunity to contribute
  • Learn new skills and gain confidence
  • Be a significant part of a team
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun
  • Help promote awareness of the needs and services in our community
  • Gain satisfaction in the knowledge that volunteering really does make a difference.

What can I do?

Clean Up Australia Day

Each year in early March hundreds of thousands of Australians get involved in cleaning up their local environment by collecting and removing rubbish on Clean Up Australia Day. It's fun, easy and anyone can get involved. You can organise your own site or join in with another.

The Blue Mountains get involved each year and make a difference with:

  • Registered clean-up sites across the Mountains;
  • Local schools participating in the Schools clean Up Day;
  • Businesses are encouraged to participate as well;

Across Australia approximately 593,400 volunteers clean up over 16,243 tonnes of rubbish from 7,363 sites.

Since the national event started in 1990, Australians have donated more than 27.2 million hours taking to their streets, bushland, parks and waterways on Clean Up Australia Day, removing an estimated 288,650 tonnes of rubbish from 145,754 sites across the country.

Clean Up Australia Day is always the first Sunday in March and schools Clean Up Day is held the preceding Friday.

For more information on how to register a site or volunteer at a site near you, phone 1800 282 329 or visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

 

Graffiti Removal

We currently support four volunteer graffiti removal groups which remove graffiti from private / commercial property.

The groups are looking for new volunteers to help with their important work! By getting involved you will:

  • contribute to improving your local area;
  • learn new skills; and
  • meet and work with people from your local area.

To contact these coordinators to have graffiti removed please call: 

Katoomba/Leura/Wentworth Falls also supports Blackheath

Contact: Tom Colless on 0418 274 751 or via email at tc@colless.com.au or Katoomba Chamber of Commerce via www.katoombachamber.com

Mid Mountains (Linden, Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson and Bullaburra)

Contact: Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4759 2592

Springwood, Faulconbridge and Winmalee

Contact: Springwood Rotary 4751 1089 or 0400 802 448

Lower Mountains (Warrimoo, Blaxland, East Blaxland, Mt Riverview, Glenbrook, and Lapstone)

Contact: Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4739 1164

All new volunteers must undertake training prior to participating in any graffiti removal.

 

Further information