Adelaide Hills Council
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the Bracken Rd Reserve Group and volunteering with us.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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)
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.
Hahndorf Landcare Group Inc.
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.
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!
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.
Connecting landholders and volunteers to enhance the biodiversity of the Adelaide Hills.
Hills Radio Inc
Hills Radio is a community radio station and registered charity run almost entirely by volunteers. We broadcast 24/7 via the internet from hillsradio.com.au and can be heard live and local in the Adelaide Hills and around the world.
Currently we have over 34,000 listeners and can be heard in over 190 countries. The station is located upstairs at Level 1/ 31 Gawler Street, Mt Barker with 2 studios and production facilities.
We have 50 members of all ages and from all walks of life volunteering in administration, studio presenting, music library, production, outside broadcasts and technical support. All volunteers are asked to become a member with an annual fee of $60 ($50 concession) and to obtain a National Police Check. We welcome volunteering enquiries from residents of the Mt Barker District, Adelaide Hills and Alexandrina Councils who are keen to give back to their community.
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/
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
Littlehampton Community Association
Macclesfield Community Biochar Centre (Maccy Biochar)
Maccy Biochar is a not-for-profit group set up to collect tree litter from local households, landowners and businesses and convert it to biochar. We thereby capture carbon, offset and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create voluntary carbon offsets to trade.
We are based in Macclesfield, South Australia and are currently auspiced by the Macclesfield Community Association Inc.
Visit our website to find out more: https://www.maccybiochar.com
MAKING MACCY CARBON NEUTRAL
We are taking action against Climate change by reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide to make Macclesfield carbon neutral and improve local soils.
Meals on Wheels SA - Mount Barker
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.
Mount Barker Community Centre
Mount Barker Community Centre provides a range of courses, activities and services to our local community in the Mount Barker region of the Adelaide Hills.
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.
Volunteer with us!
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.
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.
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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Stirling Players Inc
The Stirling Players, initially known as the Hills Drama Group, are the resident theatre group of the Stirling Community Theatre. The group was formed after some committed local residents in 1971 succeeded in their lobby to preserve the iconic 1884 Stirling Institute building, in Avenue Road, Stirling, for use as a community centre, following its threatened demolition. A 25-member committee subsequently resolved to ensure that the old building, newly named the Stirling Community Centre, would get plenty of community use.
The Hills Drama Group’s first production to the public, an evening of one act plays, was presented in June 1972 with the first full length production, ‘Angels in Love’ in November of the same year. It was in 1973 that the group adopted its new name ‘The Stirling Players’ and has gone on to mount at least two productions each year with production profits going towards the old building’s upkeep and facility improvement.
The Stirling Players are now a well-recognised part of the Adelaide amateur theatre scene having produced many award-winning and ‘first production’ plays. And significant upgrades have been made to the Avenue Road building since 1972 including the addition of a rehearsal/change room and props room, and refurbishment of the auditorium and foyer. It now boasts a sophisticated sound & lighting system, a comfortable tiered and carpeted auditorium, a warm and inviting foyer, and inside toilets! And has been renamed the Stirling Community Theatre.
Variety of Volunteer Roles available
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
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,
The Hut Community Centre
Welcome to The Hut Community Centre!
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