Ways to get involved
Volunteering

Community halls

Help organise social events and maintain the historic buildings in our Shire. Explore being a casual volunteer or join the Hall Committee and be an active part of your community. 

Community and respite care

People that volunteer for Macleay Community Care work as drivers for appointments or social support, they work in the day centres or assist with group social outings.

Graffiti Blasters

The Graffiti Blasters are volunteers that are dedicated to removing graffiti from buildings and signs across the Macleay Valley Shire. They help keep our valley looking its best. The volunteers have been a co-ordinated group for over five years.

Kempsey Family Community Centre (KFCC)

The KFCC, based in South Kempsey, provides community support services for the community, you can volunteer to do many things such as assisting in our Community Garden (seed propagation, planting, harvesting and general garden maintenance) or with school holiday activities or other community events. Contact the KFCC on 6562 1911 for more information.

Libraries

Volunteers are always welcomed to join the activities of FOLK (Friends of the Library Kempsey) to assist and participate in library programs and events. In addition, the branch libraries at Stuarts Point, South West Rocks and Hat Head are often in need of volunteer assistance with daily library processes.

Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery

The gallery was developed to enhance the cultural aspects of the Macleay Valley community providing a space for local artists to exhibit their works of art for a reasonable cost and good exposure.  The gallery is managed by a community committee of Volunteers and new members are always welcome.

The HUB

The HUB offers a range of flexible meeting and educational spaces to suit the needs of your group, organisation or business. The HUB is operated by dedicated volunteers who maintain the facility and contribute to its direction.  Volunteers undertaking official duties also enjoy the benefit of free or reduced fee access to the HUB.

 Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park

The Wigay Park Management Committee is open to all community members that would like to help with the parks direction.

The park has a large variety of plants that can be used as bush tucker or traditional aboriginal uses. Volunteers help agencies maintain the park and ensure this resource is conserved for use by the general public. The park may be hired for private functions.

Contact Ruth Waite 02 6566 3210

Events

Become involved with local community by volunteering at events Council is organising such as the River Festival, or Riverside Park development.