Meet our team – Stephen Lodge

After many years as a business analyst and project manager for big companies, Stephen Lodge felt thwarted by the speed of technology. “I worked at telecoms, finance and tech companies but things changed so quickly that many projects were scrapped before completion – the market and technology had moved on so the job had different [...]

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Meet our Volunteer – Elizabeth Carroll

Elizabeth Carroll comes from a community-minded family, and a fascinating, community-oriented career. Now retired, Elizabeth prioritises her immediate neighbours in the Vasey Housing village where she lives at Hunters Hill, and also the wider Ryde-Hunters Hill community where she delivers meals as a Sydney Community Services volunteer. Elizabeth worked for the Reservations Team at Air [...]

Volunteers make a world of difference

Volunteer gardeners happy working in anyone's outdoors It seems we have a wonderfully strong community of helpful and generous people. When Australia realised the corona virus was serious in March, we put out a call for volunteers and we heard a resounding ‘yes’ from more than a hundred people offering to help! We [...]


Meet our volunteer visitor – Beth Spence

Like most of us, she’s not visiting anyone at the moment, but Beth Spence usually visits a lady in New Horizons nursing home at Ryde each week. She’s a volunteer for our Community Visitors Scheme, which matches volunteer visitors with people who otherwise risk being socially isolated. Back in 1937, during one of Australia’s worst [...]

Meet our volunteer  – Eileen Lim, gardener, linguist and curatorial researcher

The volunteering bug seems to have bitten Eileen Lim since her retirement from marketing – for which she planned things she’d never tried before. She now has a packed schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays she volunteers as a curatorial research assistant at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, working with her cousin who is the Senior Fashion [...]

Meet our Volunteer – Reza Alizadeh

Reza Alizadeh volunteered at Sydney Community Services even before he retired. He was working as a handyman elsewhere and had a day off mid-week, so he put his hand up for similar work supporting SCS’s Home Modifications and Maintenance team. This team of qualified tradesmen does everything from small jobs through to retrofitting ramps and [...]

Gardening boosts wellbeing

The Botanic Gardens Community Greening team and Sydney Community Services (SCS) volunteer gardeners collaborate to develop community gardens for social housing residents in Hunters Hill. Two wonderfully industrious days in June saw the two teams replace decrepit garden beds that produced fruit and vegies, herbs and flowers for Meyers Ave residents for many years. Meyers [...]


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