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.
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation
We provide programs to young people 8-18 years experiencing family mental illness with the aim of empowering them to build resilience, lifelong knowledge and connections, so they can reach their potential.
We provide evidence-based, age appropriate prevention and early intervention mental health services, embedded within a peer-based social and activity based format. Children attend camps, fun activity days and online Connect chat sessions featuring mental health education.
Australian Red Cross
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.
Carers and Disability Link Inc.
Together, we link people with , and , with care and support services through flexible and inclusive choices within
Carers and Disability Link are focused on delivering compassionate and personalised care across regional South Australia. We offer support and resources to carers, people living with disability, and people aged over 65, as well as providing vital connection across our regional communities through various social enterprise programs.
OP SHOP VOLUNTEERS
Hours between Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm, 3rd Saturday each month 8.30am-2.30pm
The organisation is now expanding its amazing team of volunteers to meet the extraordinary growth of the Op Shop, and would love to hear from anyone who is able to help one Saturday per month, or a day or two in the week. A friendly approach to customer service, enthusiasm, along with an interest or background in retail would be great, but not essential!
For more information or a Registration Form email victoriag@CADL.support or call Vicky for more info on 8389 7383 ... We can't wait to hear from you!
Situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, the Hahndorf Academy is a magical place where visual arts and heritage meet.
The Academy Shop showcases quality hand crafted products by local and regional artists and designers. We are proud to stock works from over 100 local artists in our beautiful shop including glass, jewellery, prints, cards, skin care, books, clothing and original artwork.
There is an ever-changing panorama of contemporary visual art to discover in our Gallery,
You can also absorb the local history in our German Migration Museum and be captivated by objects and stories relating to the lives of Hahndorf’s pioneering families. Starting out as a boarding school, and later a maternity hospital, if the walls of the 19th Century Heritage building could talk they would tell remarkable stories of history and courage and fear and excitement as early settlers created new lives for themselves.
Ph: 8388 7250
Hills Environment Centre Inc.
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/
Littlehampton Community Association
Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme
- Do you enjoy a chat?
- Or are you keen to meet someone new and interesting in your community?
- Ever considered becoming a Volunteer Visitor?
We have opportunities for chatty and empathetic Volunteer Visitors, who are good listeners, and enjoy being with older people.
By volunteering as a Volunteer 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 Volunteer Visitor. We have multiple opportunities for people to join our team in the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker regions.
The Aged Care Volunteer 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 Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme Team Leader Sonja on 0419 866 385 or go to the Lutheran Care website https://www.lutherancare.org.au/ and apply to volunteer.
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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 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.
Mount Barker District Council - Chat and Connect Program
Are you a social person with a passion for supporting our local community? If you love connecting with others and have a special place in your heart for older people, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme Program is a Government Funded Program that supports older people living in the community who may be socially isolated. Our Chat and Connect program match a volunteer with an older person with the aim to create a meaningful connection and reduce social isolation.
Mount Barker District Council - Community Programs
Mylor Community Op Shop
Sammy D Foundation
The Sammy D Foundation educates young people on the impacts of bullying, and drug and alcohol fuelled violence. By providing relevant age-appropriate knowledge and tools, young people are empowered to make positive life decisions for a better community.
The Sammy D Foundation’s Mentoring Program provides one to one support for a young person who may be experiencing some level of disadvantage, social isolation or needs a positive role model. The young people are aged between 7-17 years and living in the Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, and surrounding suburbs.
Seeking Volunteer Mentors
St John Ambulance SA
St John Ambulance SA is a self-funded charity that cares for the well-being of all South Australians through the provision of first aid at events, first aid training and products, youth development, and social inclusion programs.
Our mission and vision, along with our values, guide our charitable work in the community.
To create a safe, supported, engaged and resilient South Australian Community.
Our people challenge themselves to be the best they can, and operate in a spirit of Teamwork to provide community benefit through education, care and connection
Integrity underpins all that we do
High Quality Services
High quality services are provided to all of our clients, patients and customers
We celebrate and aim to reflect the Diversity of the South Australian community and work in the spirit of reconciliation
As our most important asset, our people are shown Respect, are valued and developed
To ensure wellbeing of all South Australians is improved through St John SA’s delivery of innovative, client-centred and evidence-based health, community and educational products and services.
All our work is underpinned by a professional network of volunteers and staff.
Summit Valley Community Club
Summit Valley Community Club (Gymnastics Club) requires a new Treasurer. This is a volunteer position and is not a big commitment. We are looking for someone with about an hour a week to spare. You will need basic computer literacy and very basic bookkeeping skills. We will need you to join the committee and have a working with children clearance (or be happy to get one).
There are about 25 local families in the club who need invoicing once per term. Sports vouchers entered online for SA Rec and Sport, about 20 per term and a few cheques each term. We are also happy to set up online banking if you prefer. Most jobs can be done from the comfort of your own home, but occasional Monday night visits to the club (Ashton Hall) would be nice.
We use Quick Books and online access provided along with full training and handover. Our Club is in a very good financial position and all other executive positions were filled at our recent AGM.
If you can help please call Alice on 0418 893 996, or send an e-mail to Alex Fry email@example.com or catch up at the club on Monday night.
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 Hut Community Centre
Welcome to The Hut Community Centre!
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Torrens Valley Community Kindergym
We are a small community kindergym run by a parent committee and we are based in the Gumeracha Town Hall. Our classes are on Monday mornings during term time with an all-ages class from 9:30-10:30am and an under 2-year class from 11-11:45am.
Ideally, we would love a volunteer to assist from 9am-12pm (time negotiable) to support our leader with any last minute set up and then to sit in the foyer and welcome, check in members on our excel spreadsheet, process square device EFTPOS and then attend the sessions to support the leader and families. We require a working with children police check (free for volunteers). This role would be great for a retiree, student or anyone interested in supporting the local community. We will provide full support and training to make the person comfortable in the role.