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Adelaide Hills Council

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People who live, work, study and play in the Adelaide Hills give purpose to our work at Council.

Volunteering is an opportunity to partner with us so we can build connected and inclusive communities filled with resilient, active individuals across the Adelaide Hills.

Through volunteering you can make a valuable contribution to our community, share your skills or gain new ones, and get to know your community by connecting with new people.

Ways you can volunteer with Adelaide Hills Council

We are looking for volunteers of all ages, across a range of skills and different life experiences to directly contribute their time to assisting Hills communities.

Search our current volunteer vacancies below to find your volunteer match.

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Australian Red Cross

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Red Cross is a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving the lives of disadvantaged people. We are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the largest humanitarian network in the world with over 100 million volunteers.

 

In all activities our volunteers, members and staff are guided by the Movement’s Fundamental Principles - Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality. We are partners of choice in the humanitarian services of the public authorities, independent of government and without any political, religious or cultural affiliations.

 

Red Cross Shops sell a wide range of recycled and new clothing as well as household items.

Each year, Red Cross Shops rescue 450 tonnes of clothing from landfill. Provide social development opportunities to volunteers. The shops raise funds for our everyday work and play an important role in communities. We have 11 shops across South Australia.

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Bracken Rd Reserve Group

The Bracken Rd Reserve Group has been working on a piece of Roadside Reserve remnant bushland since 2017. We are a group dedicated to enhancing local biodiversity through weed management using minimal disturbance techniques. Re-vegetation using local species is being used where weed invasion has been significant.

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We welcome all volunteers. Whatever your age, skill level, knowledge or time commitment, you can get involved. We willingly share our skills and knowledge with you. 

Contact Peter on 0412529465 or pjallen@esc.net.au to find out more about the Bracken Rd Reserve Group and volunteering with us.

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Conservation Volunteers Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on various conservation projects in Adelaide and regional SA. Achieve positive environmental impact, meet like-minded participants and improve the health of our beautiful yet fragile ecosystems!

Previous experiences or skills not required. Our helpful team leaders will provide required skills and training on the day. You should be reasonably fit as our projects require lots of physical work, including bending down and using tools.

For more information, please take a look at our available volunteering activities or contact us at adelaide@cva.org.au or phone (08) 8352 4111.

Our Conservation Goal

To increase resilience through the protection, maintenance and restoration of the environment - landscapes, habitats, species and heritage. 

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Floral Art Club of Mount Barker Inc

Affiliated Club of AFAA - Australian Floral Art Association and long time sponsor of the Floral Art section of the Mount Barker District Show.   

We are looking for more members to join our club and learn and practice the art of floral arranging through demonstrations and workshops.  Visitors welcome.

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WHEN: Club meets every third Thursday of the month (except December and January) at 1.30pm

WHERE:  CWA Hall, Cnr Mann and McLaren Streets, Mount Barker

Enquires welcome.  Please phone Joylene (8391 1586) or Yvonne (0414 777 649)

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Friends of Cleland National Park

Come work with us in beautiful Cleland Conservation Park (not the Wildlife Park) We are currently doing weed removal in Waterfall Gully, close to the Mt Lofty Track. Some weeds are 3 times as tall as a person, others are tiny and easily removed. Plenty of challenge, and afterwards excellent coffee at the Waterfall Gully kiosk.

Mission Statement

The Friends of Cleland National Park now travel across 9 different locations on and around the length of Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Trails including our new favourite Steub Trail. The group's President is Gray Rowe, secretary Carole Pinnock. On many of our visits, particularly in Waterfall Gully, we have sighted the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot. This beautiful little animal is now on our logo. Cleland National Park includes high quality heath and Mount Lofty Swamp vegetation creating habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna including the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot.  Since 2020, we started monitoring our beloved bandicoots with an infrared camera to help us understand more about these little native creatures. Join us to give back to this beautiful park and do something for our endangered wildlife. Further is available from our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofClelandNationalPark and we welcome your enquiries.

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Guide Dogs SA/NT

Guide Dogs SA/NT is looking to expand our community engagement in the Adelaide Hills, particularly around our

Volunteer Puppy Raising program.

Volunteers Needed

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Hahndorf Landcare Group Inc.

Mission Statement

Hahndorf Landcare Group works to support native plant and animal biodiversity  in our region. We look to protect existing bushland and to revegetate and maintain areas of public land with local native plants. We work with the support of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, and Mt Barker District Council.

 

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Hills Biodiversity Incorporated

Mobilising to prevent species loss

 

We often hear about species on the brink of extinction or the climate on the brink of collapse – and this sounds quite daunting and hopeless.  


However, community and landholders can work together to push back that brink!

 

Get Involved

 

Are you time-poor and still want to contribute to improving biodiversity in the Hills?

 

We get together for about 2 hours per month on the third Sunday of the month at 9am - no commitment, attend as many events as you want. We plant and/or weed, then enjoy a light lunch washed down with a drink of your choice.

 

It's a great way to meet and chat with like-minded people, and connect yourself with the local community. Find out more by contacting Warren on 0408 444 592.

Our Mission

Connecting landholders and volunteers to enhance the biodiversity of the Adelaide Hills.

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Hills Environment Centre Inc.

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Ink Pot Arts Inc

Ink Pot Arts is an award-winning NFP organisation based in Mount Barker. We offer supportive, fun, high-quality opportunities to explore the performing arts through workshops and events. Our workshops are led by creative professionals & provide not only the chance to develop new skills, but great companionship across different generations, cultures & life experiences. Regular programs include drama, dance-drama, ukulele, and singing. Specialty workshops are available on request.

Want to volunteer with us? There are many different options, from working on our Farmers' Market fundraising stall to making costumes, painting sets, assisting with event management, publicity and more. Tell us what you love to do and we'll see where you can assist :)!

To find out about our programs go to: https://inkpot.com.au/

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Jambo Sana Cafe

Jambo Sana, in Nairne,  is the cafe and shop front for Australia HOPE International. We are a not for profit organisation and are Centrelink approved.  92.5% of the net profit from Jambo Sana goes to help our humanitarian projects in Uganda and D.R. Congo.

 

Opening hours are 9 am-4.30 pm Wednesday - Friday plus some Saturdays.  

We would love you to join our wonderful team. 

FMI please call (08) 81880398 or Norma on 0424001545.  www.jambosana.com.au

 

 

 

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Kiwanis Book Shop

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Mount Barker Kiwanis Book Shop.

 

Kiwanis is a global organisation of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

           

New Members Welcome

www.kiwanis.org.au
kiwanisbookshop@gmail.com

KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL
SIGNATURE PROJECT—2020
KIWANIS BOOK SHOP
Mt Barker - Australia
BRONZE AWARD
3rd Place out of 155 international entries
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY WELFARE

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Littlehampton Community Association

 
 
 
The Littlehampton Community Association (LCA) was formed in 1974 to involve residents in community issues, activities and the improvement of township facilities.
 
The current committee is working towards many projects for the betterment our residents, business and community as a whole.
 
The LCA holds many events during the year, including the highly attended ANZAC Day Service & Gunfire Breakfast and Remembrance Day Services, the Littlehampton Carols in the Glebe, and a BBQ stand at various local events.
 
We have a fantastic group of volunteers, and would love to welcome you onto our team!
 
You can contact secretary on lschliebs1@bigpond.com or follow this site.
 

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Lutheran Care

 

Community Visitor Volunteer

 

  • Do you enjoy a chat?
  • Or are you keen to meet someone new and interesting in your community?
  • Ever considered becoming a Community Visitor volunteer?

 

We have opportunities for chatty and empathetic Community Visitor volunteers, who are good listeners, and enjoy being with older people.

 

By volunteering as a Community Visitor you will provide friendship and conversation to socially isolated elderly individuals living either at home or in residential care.

 

If you have 1 hour per fortnight to connect, share and celebrate life experiences then consider volunteering as a Community Visitor. We have multiple opportunities for people to join our team in the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker regions.

 

The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Government funded program established to promote links between people living in an aged care home or in their own homes and the wider community.

 

To find out more about this volunteer role please contact the Community Visitors Scheme Team Leader Sonja on 0419 866 385 or go to the Lutheran Care website lccare.org.au and apply to volunteer.

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Meals on Wheels SA - Mount Barker

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About Us

Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit, community-based volunteer organisation working throughout South Australia.

Since 1954, we have assisted many people in the community to live independently in their own homes by providing meals for up to 7 days. Delivering hot, delicious, nutritious 3 course meals on week-days and frozen meals for weekends, public holiday and other times when clients may need to be away from home.

Our clients include those who cannot cook or shop for themselves with ease, such as older people, people with a disability, carers or those recovering from an illness or injury.

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If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with us, please contact Volunteer Coordinator on 0428 069 712 or fill in an expression of interest form

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Mount Barker Community Centre

Mount Barker Community Centre is a not-for-profit, independent organisation located in the heart of Mount Barker SA. The Community Centre offers local community members opportunities to connect with each other through a variety of responsive and inclusive programs, events and volunteer roles across the region. The Community Centre is responsive to local community need and works to address gaps and unmet needs through innovation and collaboration.

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Mount Barker District Council - Graffiti, JPs, Environmental Programs

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Mount Barker District Council.  Your valuable gift of time is greatly appreciated by our community.

Wishing you all the best with your volunteering.

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Mylor Parklands Bushcare Group

The Mylor Parklands Bushcare Group is a group of local residents and friends who meet regularly to do bushcare work. 

We help to rehabilitate and restore bushland by carrying out a range of activities from implementing the Reserve Management Plan for the Mylor Parklands, raising public awareness of the Parkland status, regular working bees to weed native bush areas and fire hazard reduction. 

The Mylor Parklands is 24 hectares of land, which includes 5 hectares of native reserve, Camp Gooden.  

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We are looking for volunteers to join us!

Come and try, you'll learn about local native plants and meet like minded people.

Contact Bill on 0417830089 to find out more about volunteering with Mylor Parklands Bushcare Group.  

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Riding for Disabled Oakbank

Riding for Disabled Oakbank

Riding for Disabled Oakbank Centre (RDA Oakbank) provides specialised horse-riding programs and relationships with horses for mostly young people with physical, intellectual, learning and emotional disabilities. We have been operating since 1980 by local volunteers and are based at the Oakbank Racecourse in South Australia's picturesque Adelaide Hills. 

 

RDA Oakbank is one of 12 centres across South Australia that are formally affiliated with Riding for the Disabled South Australia (RDASA). As a member of RDASA, our centre is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme provider.

 

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RDA Oakbank holds lessons on Tuesday and Friday afternoons but operate 7 days a week to care for our small herd of horses and maintaining the Centre's grounds and equipment, as well as assisting on lesson days and carrying out administrative support tasks. 

 

We offer you the opportunity to learn new skills with RDA Australia accredited volunteer coaches, other trained volunteers with a diversity of skills, and trained and accredited RDA horses.

 

Fill in an application to volunteer or contact Frances Hardy on 0418851745 to find out more.  

Our Mission

To be a respected, inclusive and sustainable organisation delivering a diverse range of equestrian programs for people requiring support to participate.

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The Cedars Hahndorf

Established in 2011, the Hans Heysen Foundation is a charitable trust which exists to celebrate the great artists legacy of Sir Hans Heysen and to preserve, enhance and promote his Adelaide Hills home and his property 'The Cedars' as a welcoming place of international cultural significance for present and future generations.

In addition to the historic studios of Hans and Nora Heysen and its iconic home and garden, The Cedars has recently commenced the process of developing a world class tourism destination in the form of a new gallery, visitor centre and restaurant.

The Cedars is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4:30pm and public holiday Mondays, no minimum time commitment per week and we welcome anyone who can donate their time even if it is just a few hours per fortnight. You can choose your preferred days and from morning or afternoon shifts (or both).

The benefits of volunteering with The Cedars include a generous staff discount on retail items (art prints, books etc) as well as free entry to The Cedars, invitations to volunteer events, skills development in art history and public engagement and working for a highly regarded charity in a beautiful setting. Our team of volunteers are friendly, helpful and passionate about preserving the legacy of Sir Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen and educating our many visitors. 

Volunteer Opportunities in Arts and History - generous benefits

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The Hills Community Toy Library

The Hills Community Toy Library are looking for fabulous new volunteers to come join our community!

Do you have . .

  • an interest in helping to run a vibrant not for profit
  • great organisational skills, a creative mind, or a passion to play your part and make a difference
  • a small amount of time out of your busy life to help out

As a volunteer you will:

  • have access to borrow a wide variety of toys,
  • meet other families and volunteers
  • learn many new skills and have a great time, and
  • enjoy being actively involved in your local community.

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The Hut Community Centre

 

Welcome to The Hut Community Centre! 

 
We are a community centre with a passion for the Adelaide Hills, having been initially established in a small hut in Stirling – hence the name of our centre. We are now located in Aldgate and have over 230 volunteers providing financial and social support, education, fun, and fitness activities to support the Hills community.
 
Our services are diverse and focus on engaging with residents in our Hills community. Programs include training and education, sharing skills and interests, and healthy living activities. Our reach covers the entire Hills region through our networks and partnerships which support our philosophy of working with others to support the Hills community.
 
We are your community centre, so let us know your thoughts on how we can work together to further enhance the Adelaide Hills Community!

 

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Volunteering at The Hut is rewarding and satisfying. As a Hut volunteer we will match you with a task that is both challenging and appreciated and will provide you with an opportunity to help others in the Hills community. It is important to us that our volunteers gain a sense of personal achievement in knowing they have made a difference to the community in which they live.
 
Find out more about volunteering for The Hut by clicking on our volunteer activities or alternatively contact us by email on volunteering@thehut.org.au or call 83394400 and ask for Bernadette. 

 

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The Stirling Players Inc

Come and join us at The Stirling Players

Getting involved with a theatre group is unlike almost any other volunteering role.  For a start, there are no specific age, gender or skills requirements, and there’s a wide range of activities to get involved in.

What’s more you can devote a little time or a lot of time as your life allows.

Interested?

We would love to hear from you

 

Variety of Volunteer Roles available

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Welly Rd Opshop

Come and join our friendly team in Mount Barker                            Flexible shifts available

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