Calling all volunteers!
At Tweed Coast Scoop, we are all about our community. We are looking for volunteer opportunities that locals can get involved with. We love to help and give back, and want to have a directory of all the local places that could use a hand.
Volunteer opportunity listing
You Have a Friend
Supporting the homeless, marginalized, and single parents in the Tweed / Coolangatta areas. You Have a Friend gives away 300 hundred meals per week in the region. They also run an Op Shop to support their charity. If you'd like to help, see their website for more information
The Family Centre
They work together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families in our community.
Friends of the Pound
We are a not-for-profit organisation who rescue animals from the Tweed Shire Pound. We run independently from the pound so are solely dependant on donations and the fund-raising efforts of our volunteers. eed Shire Pound. We run independently from the pound so are solely dependant on donations and the fund-raising efforts of our volunteers.
Friends of the Koalas
Friends of the Koala welcomes new volunteers at anytime. We currently have about 130 active local volunteers who, for insurance purposes, are aged over 18 years of age and members of our organisation. Appropriate training, either one-to-one or through a more formal training session, is essential for anyone wishing to be involved with hands on care of koalas, and we provide this as needed.
Tweed Coastcare and Dune Care
Tweed Coastcare is community volunteers caring for their coast. Coastcare volunteers identify local environmental problems and work together to achieve practical solutions. Coastcare and Dunecare groups tackle problems including dune erosion, loss of native plants and animals, storm water pollution, weeds and control of human access to sensitive areas. The Coastcare program provides opportunities for governments, community, business and interest groups to become actively involved in on ground works to protect and manage our coastal and marine environments. The following groups are active in Tweed:
Fingal Head Coastcare, Kay Bolton 07 5523 3145
Kingscliff Community Dunecare, Peter Langley 02 6674 5362
Cabarita Beach Dunecare, Annie Pollard 0415896949
Hastings Point Dunecare, Arther Good 02 6676 0880
Pottsville, Bill Hoskins 0431 712 726
Cabarita Youth Service
Celebrating 10 years in the community in 2019 this not-for-profit community organisation aims to provide services and supports for local Tweed based young people and their families. CYS is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment, valuing young people's diversity, enchaining their personal growth, supporting young people build positive and respectful relationships and encourage their positive participation in the community.
CYS delivers a comprehensive activity based school holidays program each school holidays for young people to have healthy fun, diversionary activities and socialise with peers. CYS also delivers structured programs in employment, training, work experience and job search skills and runs a Girls Space program for local young women (teens) to come together in a safe space. CYS also refers youth to other local specialist services and organisations such as Headspace and The Family Centre when need. CYS works extensively one-on-one with local youth in a range of ways to improve the lives of our youth.
CYS is always on the look out for volunteers to get involved in their programs, to assist during the school holiday programs and to hep at various fund-raising events. It's fun and rewarding too!
Volunteer opportunity suggestions
If you know of any, please submit them, so we can review and get them listed.