The volunteers are the backbone of BICS. Without our loyal and helpful volunteers we would be unable to service our remote community. 

We welcome community members to come and join our ranks as volunteers. 

Did you know that if you are over 55 and on Centrelink Newstart benefits and you are struggling to find work that you can volunteer at an organisation like ours in place of job searching. Over 55 volunteers work two days a week (15 hours) to fulfil the requirements by Centrelink.

We also have many volunteers from the community who devote anywhere from half a day to days to aid us in our services to the community.  

Meet a few of our volunteers below who give of their time generously.

Macleay Island Volunteers

Meet our Macleay Island volunteers who man our office and Op Shop.  Macleay  provides services to the islanders of a  Centrelink booth, office services, emergency relief and consult rooms where various consultants meet the islands needs.

Leanne Ault

Leanne Ault

Margaret Conlan

Wendy Carrigan

Sue Delaney

Kay McInnes

Kay McInnes

Lynn Greaves

Head Office Receptionists – Russell Island

As a thriving community centre we are grateful and appreciate the time given by volunteers to service our call centre and reception at the Russell Island head office.

Meet our dedicated and committed receptionists.


Sue Leet
Wednesday receptionist


Lyn Howard Thursday receptionist

Russell Island Day Team Supervisors

Our volunteers who are day team supervisors help keep the different areas running smoothly. We appreciate their commitment to our cause.  Let us introduce you to the Russell Island BICS day managers below.


Lyn Howard – day team supervisor at the Russell Island BICS Opp shop.

Macleay Island Day Opp Shop Team Supervisors

We have wonderful volunteers who have stepped up to be day team supervisors.  This assures continuity of procedures and processes.  Meet our Macleay day team supervisors.

Russell Island Volunteers

Meet our Russell Island BICS volunteers. You will see them around the island helping with pick-up and deliveries;  behind the counter; and around the Opp shop as they sort through the range of clothing, goods, furniture, and odds and ends.

Wendy Carrigan


Pat Cunningham

Lynn Greaves

Macleay Island Volunteers - Op Shop

When you next pop into the Macleay Island BICS Opp shop you will see the smiling and helpful faces of some of our volunteers.  Monday to Saturday we are supported by various community volunteers on any given day.  Meet a few below.


BICS meets community needs through providing a service of Emergency assistance, Centrelink Agency, Community events, Auspicing groups and clubs, Office services, Consultants rooms, Function rooms, Admin -fax and photocopying services and Op shops, Cafe and Nursery.

Russell Island - Main Office and Opp Shop

55 Jackson Rd, 

Russell Island, Qld, 4184

Ph: 07 3409 1177

Macleay Island - Centrelink Agency Community Hall Office

32 High Central Rd, 

Macleay Island, Qld, 4184

Ph: 07 3409 4990

Macleay Island - Op Shop, Cafe and Plant Nursery

35 Southsea Terrace, 

Macleay Island, Qld, 4184

Ph: 07 3409 5613