Volunteering

Individual volunteering

Wayside is blessed with more than 500 active volunteers who cover over 250 shifts each and every week in both Kings Cross and Bondi. Without the commitment of our volunteers, we could not open our doors and welcome the community in. Our volunteers are the first to greet all visitors at our front desk, to serve customers in our Op Shops and make a hot cuppa for those in need who visit our Cafés.


Our volunteers are incredibly important to us and provide the horsepower for the program areas. Volunteers are worth over $1 million each year in terms of the time they give to us and our visitors.


Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute in the following areas:

• Community Services Centre - Kings Cross
• Community Services Centre - Bondi

• Wayside Cafe - Kings Cross

• Wayside Cafe - Bondi
• Wayside Youth
• Aboriginal Project
• Twilight Team
• Day to Day Living
• Pathways Project
• Congregation
• Op Shop
• Administration & Support
• Building Services & Facilities
• Marketing & Fundraising

Your journey as a Wayside volunteer begins by attending our Volunteer Induction Session. At this session you will gain an understanding of Wayside’s mission, programs and the huge range of opportunities to be involved in our community as a volunteer.

Click here to create a profile in our volunteer portal, so that you can sign up for a Volunteer Induction.


Our upcoming Volunteer Inductions are:


Sunday 27 November 2016, 1pm – 3pm - Kings Cross

Sunday 22 January 2017, 1pm – 3pm - Kings Cross


For further information about volunteering at Wayside, please contact Matthew Robertson at waysidevollies@thewaysidechapel.com.


If you're already a volunteer and wish to login to the volunteer portal you can do so here.

Christmas volunteering

This year, like every year, Wayside has been overwhelmed with offers of help for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day volunteering. All our volunteer shifts for this Christmas are now filled. We thank you for your offer to help in a voluntary role, and invite you to instead to share in our Wayside Christmas as a guest. We would like to invite you to come and participate in our day, by sharing a table with our visitors and being part of our community. Your presence on the day, a warm smile and a friendly ear to those in need, is the greatest gift you can give.


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