Get Involved

Get Involved

We are here to build a strong and inclusive community in Surry Hills. We are a dedicated team who have been working with the local community of Surry Hills since 1978 to promote social justice, diversity and inclusion. SHNC provides a space for everyone whether you wish to connect to your community, access support, learn something new, or have the opportunity to contribute back.


Interested members of the community can become a member of the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre. The benefits or membership are knowing that there’s a place where you can have a say, and it feels good to be able to contribute, even a little, to the local Surry Hills community – your community.


Anyone can become a member but we prefer our base to made up of people who live, work or have an interest in being part of the Surry Hills Community. The joining fee is $2, and there is an annual membership renewal fee of $1. All you need to do is fill in the  Membership Application.


Volunteers are encouraged to become members as well. To maintain membership, you have to be active and pay your annual fee. All members are regarded as volunteers.


The GC consists of 4 office bearers and 4 others. The GC requires people who are prepared to contribute their skills and time to the management and strategic planning of the SHNC. The GC meets once a month, but members need to be available to do some work outside of these meetings. More information on the Governance Committee here – Governance Committee.


Anyone can volunteer with the SHNC and we encourage you to become a member first – Membership Application!

To become a volunteer all you need to do is fill in the Volunteer Registration Form, and send it to or take it to the Centre. Make sure you show what sort of work you would like to do for the Centre as this assists us to place you in a volunteer role that you enjoy.


Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre relies on the support of it’s members, volunteers and also you the community. If you or your business are interested in a Corporate Sponsorship or would like to sponsor one of our programs please contact:


Other simple ways that you can support us, while staying connected to your community, are through liking us on Facebook and subscribing to our newsletter. We won’t bombard you, but we will keep you abreast of what’s happening at our centre and in the local community!


Make a difference and become a supporter of SHNC today!