Sustainable community volunteers

Would you like to belong to a sustainable community group?

Volunteering with a community group is a great way to build long lasting friendships, grow your skills and engage in a range of wonderful programs.

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ACF ACF Eastern Sydney community group.
We're a diverse team of volunteers of all ages who live and/or work in Sydney's east. We work to raise awareness of climate and biodiversity issues and aim to influence decision-makers to enact climate-positive policies that support the rich diversity of nature. Plus we hold fun and meaningful group activities such as bush regeneration, market stalls and an eco book club.

Fortnightly on Monday evenings via Zoom

TIME: 6:00 pm

Claudia McQuillan BIKEast
BIKEast is the Bicycle User Group (BUG) representing people on bicycles in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Our objectives are To represent the community’s interest in bicycling in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs To advocate for improved cycling conditions to all levels of government To increase awareness in the community of the benefits of everyday cycling To promote greater use of cycling within the community.
We work in all 3 eastern suburbs LGAs and meet in Barrett House, Randwick before COVID-19.

Monthly on the first Tuesday (except for January)

TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm

Mark Worthington

 Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs (CASES) is a growing coalition of climate-concerned individuals and community groups in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.  Our members hail from Dover Heights to La Perouse, and from Coogee to Waterloo.  CASES activities include: – raising community awareness about the climate crisis – taking action to reduce our own carbon footprints – calling upon our governments to set policies for a zero carbon future.
We are building a community of climate advocates who are passionate about empowering people to take action on climate.

Monthly on 4th Wednesday of the month

TIME: 7:00 pm

Ian Rose
M: 0423 154 747

 Climate Fresk
We are a non-profit organisation, aiming to raise awareness about climate change by offering an interactive and collaborative workshop that helps anyone understand the fundamentals of climate science. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about climate change to become facilitators for the workshop. We provide all necessary training and there is no need to be a climate expert. 
Facilitators meet on a monthly basis, workshops are organised on a regular schedule and facilitators choose when they want to volunteer.

Laure Legros

M: 0487 310 296

Extinction Rebellion Bondi Beach + Sydney’s East - Climate and Environmental Activism. We use nonviolent direct action in response to the global climate emergency in the iconic Bondi Beach region of Sydney. We organise on Gadigal, Birrabirragal, Kameygal Lands.
For updates on our activities sign up to our mailing list on our website, to get occasional nation-wide emails from XR Australia, as well as newsletters and updates from NSW.
Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.

Larissa Payne
M: 0411 295 904

Anna Russell
M: 0437 574 345

 Jewish Sustainability Initiative (JewSi) part of Voices for Power, Sydney Alliance.
The Jewish Sustainability Initiative (JewSI) draws on Jewish tradition to promote the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. Our volunteer-led group works with councils, organisations, leaders and individuals to mobilise the Sydney Jewish community to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We do this by: Community education events  Solar House Parties - small gatherings in people’s homes to learn about residential solar  Working with Jewish institutions and businesses to reduce energy consumption and switch to renewable energy.

Alternate Sundays  on Zoom

TIME: 4:30 pm

Michal Levy and Sharon Marjenberg
M: 0408 07 5675

 Live The Difference Now! is an initiative that links you to the fight to improve ocean & reef health through coastal clean ups & advice on simple lifestyle changes.
Our monthly clean up is called 'Clean Up The South!' and takes place on a monthly basis in South Coogee (sometimes in South Maroubra, too). It is a registered Clean Up Australia regular community event. We also organise custom clean up events for organisations or schools wanting to participate in cleaning up our coastline. 
Monthly community coastal clean ups in South Coogee and South Maroubra (or private groups).

Jacqueline Bosscher
M: 0412 462 624

 Plastic Free Bronte
A Community group of volunteers passionate about reducing single-use plastic in our environment.
We support the local community with education and events and liaise with local businesses to help make their plastic-free journey as easy as possible. Always happy to welcome new members. 
Monthly on Thursdays evening via Zoom.
Next meeting August 19th.

Christine Underhill
M: 0414 327 221

Plastic Free Coogee Plastic Free Coogee
Community group working towards a Coogee free from plastic pollution and single-use plastics.
We host monthly beach clean-up events. With plans to work with local business, educate our local community with workshops, film nights and fun collaborations.

Maddie & Bia

Protect Our 1
Ocean & Land Conservation Group.

Da silva
M: 0423 502 432

Organic Buyers Group

We are a group of locals who buy 100% certified organic fruit and vegetables at the same price as conventional fruit and vegetables in the supermarket! Members boxes are only $45 and you can opt-in or out from week to week.

Support local, organic and community.

Order online at and help with the divvy when you come to collect your box.

No local organic buyers group near you? Register your interest on our website and we can support you to start a new group!

Randwick OBG

Mondays 5:30pm
Barrett House

South Coogee OBG

Thursdays 4:30pm
Randwick Community Centre

Danielle Northey
M: 0405 918 738

 Randwick Precinct Group
The place to talk about living and working in Randwick - development applications in the area, traffic management proposals, Council policies and management plans, landscaping and environmental plans, changes to local services and community services.
Monthly, 1st Wednesday of the month via Zoom

TIME:  7:00 pm

Katrina Drewer

 Responsible Runners (Bondi)
Our vision is to have fun, get some exercise, and raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of waste and plastic. So let's leave only footprints on our local beaches and parks. Created a decade ago by a local from Bondi, Responsible Runners evolved from a single person collecting waste around Bondi Beach to a multitude of small groups gathering together to clean our pristine beaches and parks. Join us for occasional run and cleanup, or run and collect events or create your own one and share it in this group - Run, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse
Monthly on weekend

Mylene Turban
M: 0478 937 791

 Safe Streets to School
Increasing walking and cycling to school in the Randwick LGA, to replace car trips.
Monthly on weekend via Zoom

Owen Shepherd
M: 0422 511 858

 SBC Sydney Bee Club
SBC is a non-profit organisation, a branch of the Amateur Beekeepers Association. We develop beekeeping skills with European honey bees & native bees, demonstrating methods of managing different types of hives, equipment and tools. We cater to bot new beekeepers and experienced beekeepers: covering DPI requirements, pest and diseases, insurance, hive management, swarms, hive splitting and re-queening, pollination, bee health, biodiversity and managing bees in urban environments.      
Field days: usually 3rd Saturday or Sunday each month at 9 am, weather & covid permitting.  Registration on Eventbrite is required, check the website for special requirements.
Club meetings: usually last Monday of every month at 6.30 pm (currently on zoom). Guest speakers, and various subjects covered, with Q&A forum. Register on Eventbrite, check the website for details

Zoe Thayer
M: 0426 045 086


Seaside Scavenge
Environmental Education.

Seaside Scavenge is on a mission to activate households and local communities to create a world where nothing goes to waste. We do this through hosting fun and solution-based  programs and events that inspire individuals and businesses to clean-up the ocean by turning trash into cash.


Eleanor Pratten

 Sydney Alliance - Randwick Team
A diverse community group working on energy equality for the Randwick LGA. We want everyone to have access to lower-cost, low-emission energy. Focused on making renewable energy available to tenants in public housing.
Please make contact if you would like to come and meet us over Zoom to see what we do.
Monthly on weekend via Zoom

Kate Wild
M: 0407 490 176

Thoughtful Foods Thoughtful Foods is a community-owned, volunteer-run food cooperative located on UNSW’s Kensington campus. Our aim is to provide cheap, minimally packaged and ethically produced wholefoods and household products to UNSW students, staff and the local community. We try to supply ethically, socially and environmentally sound products. We always need volunteers to take on a shop shift or a project, help us out at events, do some transport missions, or take any other background role. There is an option for any personality, skill set, interest, and timeframe. In order to volunteer at Thoughtful Foods you must be a member. Two hours of volunteering a week earns you a 30% discount on shop items.

Weekly on Mondays

TIME: 6.30 pm


 Voices of Wentworth
Grassroots democracy and community group.
We are a non-partisan community organisation run by volunteers. We aim to promote democracy, accountability and transparency in the political process.

Kath Naish
M: 0449 161 129

 Wilderness Society – Sydney East Community Group
We are the Sydney Eastside Community Group, your local group of the Wilderness Society’s Movement For Life, a network of like-minded people across Australia. Together we are growing a powerful movement to give nature a voice. We are driving environmental action through people such as yourself, acting for nature both locally and nationally.  We work with our community to protect, preserve and restore our local environment through direct action such as plantings, through education like guided nature walks and through working with councils, local MPs etc. We reach out to our local community through conversations with individuals, but also through our relationships with established networks, institutions and decision makers. And we unite with other community groups around our state and Australia-wide to mobilise on issues of state and national environmental significance.  The Wilderness Society is non-confrontational, a-political, open and inclusive, aims to build a movement truly representative of the communities we are working in, is totally self-funded and does not accept corporate funding.  If you feel more could be done for nature, we’d love to have a chat. Please just reach out!

Last Thursday of the month, either at The Wilderness Society Surry Hills Office, via Zoom or as agreed.

TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm

Daniela Osiander
M: 0415 231 611

 WIRES East Branch
Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services supports rescue and care work for local wildlife across the Eastern Suburbs. There are over 50 species of wildlife in our area. We have 200 volunteers registered but we are always looking for more. In 2021 we rescued over 3800 animals.
Check out the WIRES website if you’re keen to volunteer or email us at the above address to find out more.

Volunteers only

TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm

Eliana Leopold
M: 0410 456 454

Last Updated: 16 May 2023
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