Volunteer at Ryde- Gladesville


“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”  ― St. Therese of Lisieux


We have a number of volunteering opportunities at our Parish, so there are plenty of ways to get involved and give back to your local community!

Find out more about our current volunteering opportunties below.

All Volunteers are asked to complete Parish Compliance.

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Ministry at Masses

Many of our parishioners volunteer as Ministers, and assist in various special roles at our Masses, including

If you are interested in becoming any of the above, you are most welcome to join our team of over 250 volunteers. It is a great way to be involved in a sacred way in the Mass, and training and support is provided. We have a bi-monthly Ministry Roster which allows parishioners to volunteer in these roles on a regular basis. 

For more information, please contact the Office on 980702966 or email office@rgcp.org.au if you'd like to be involved. 

Church Wardens 

Ryde-Gladesville Catholic Parish is proud to have a dedicated team of wardens who help to supervise our churches during opening hours and assist visitors during their time with us. 

The role involves welcoming guests to our churches, supervising the Blessed Sacrament. Depending on the day of the week, church wardens also have the opportuninity to assist at special events such as funerals, weddings and baptisms. 

Church supervision is a great way to spend some extra quiet time with the Lord while the Blessed Sacrament is on display at St Charles, as well as meet and welcome new visitors in the local area to our parish. 

You can volunteer for just 1 hour a week or whenever you're available, or if you would like to assist more reguarly we can find you a regular time slot. 

If you are interested in this vital ministry, please contact the Parish Office on 9807 2966 or email office@rgcp.org.au for more information about how you can get started.

Ryde-Gladesville Vinnies Van

Our Lady's Kitchen

In partnership with Gladesville and the St Merkorious Charity and Ryde-Gladesville Catholic Parish have started Our Lady’s Kitchen to bring  freshly cooked meals, bread and the like to those in need in our local area.

Our Lady's Kitchen Volunteers are required on Tuesdays & Thursdays to:

Pick up food from St Merkorious around 12:30pm

Pack Food at 3pm in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Hall

Deliver Food to Clients from 4pm


If you would like to volunteer with Our Lady's Kitchen, please email Judy Raumer at ea@rgcp.org.au for information on role specifics. 




Welcome & Hospitality Ministry

Our welcome ministry, in which a team of friendly people welcome parishioners and guests to the church at our 10am Mass, and serve tea and coffee afterwards. 

It is a great way to get to know other people in the Parish, and with a growing team we are hoping to expand it to other Mass times as well. If you'd like to know more or are interested in joining, please contact the Parish office on 9807 2966 or office@rgcp.org.au


Green Fingers Gardening Club

Gladesville Vinnies 

The Gladesville branch of the St Vincent De Paul Society meets every 2nd Tuesday at OLQP Hall

If you'd like to be involved in the St Vincent De Paul Society, please contact the Parish Office at office@rgcp.org.au or call 02 98072966 or  NSW St Vincent De Paul Society website for more information.