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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 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. 

 

 

 

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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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Blakiston Nairne Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Blakiston provides the following Services to its local community:

  • conducts the Anzac Day service at Littlehampton.
  • sponsors 2 children to the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN).
  • supports a Mens Health project in the Mount Barker Shopping Centre.
  • has a stand at the Mount Barker Show.
  • supports "top hat".
  • holds a roadwatch on the road between Littlehampton and Nairne.
  • helps support the Fathers Day BBQ at Littlehampton Primary School.
  • holds a Melbourne Cup Day with proceeds going to Mental Health.
  • has a float in the Mt Barker Christmas Pageant.

To find out how you can be involved take a look at our volunteering vacancies.

Or how about coming along to one of our meetings. The Rotary Club of Blakiston

meets every Wednesday from 6.30pm for Dinner and a meeting at

AUCHENDARROCH, 17 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker.

 

 

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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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Camellia Society Adelaide Hills Inc

Garden volunteers required for our beautiful Camellia Gardens located at Stangate House in Aldgate.  If you are keen to be involved in our garden and free on Tuesdays between 9am and 4pm and would like to join a group of friendly and dedicated gardeners, please contact Chris on 8339 2770.  Morning Tea and all tools will be provided. 

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Carers and Disability Link Inc.

 

Together, we link people with disabilitiescarers and the aged, with care and support services through flexible and inclusive choices within our local community.

 

Mission Statement

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.

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Young Carer Volunteer

We are seeking a passionate, caring and energetic volunteer to help facilitate groups for Young Carers aged 5 - 14 years within the Adelade Hills. Our Young Carer Volunteers create a relaxed and welcoming space in which Young Carers can connect, have fun and feel supported. Applications particularly welcome from people over the age of 25 with full driving licence. Groups run fortnightly on Mondays 3-6.30pm excluding school holidays, ideally volunteers can offer a minimum 6-month commitment. Call 8389 7383 or email hr@CADL.support

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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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Friends of the Library, Mt Barker Inc

The Friends of the Library, Mt Barker Inc association is a community group that helps support the library through fundraising to increase, or upgrade library resources, and advocacy for residents of Mount Barker District Council area.

If you want to be involved in the activities of the Friends of the Library Mt Barker, membership and information forms are available at the Mount Barker Community Library front desk or by emailing: folmtbarker@gmail.com 

The Friends group will work best when many residents share ideas and work together, so spread the word and encourage everyone you know.  The future of your free, public library needs your voice.

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Friends@54

Friends@54 A place for lonely people to meet

Located at 54 Wellington Road, Mount Barker

Mondays 10.30am until 2pm         

Activities & Meal      $3.00 donation

When you are not sure where to go or who to talk to -

When you want to be sociable - 

When the idea of a meal with others - 

When your own walls seem to be closing in - 

When the idea of an activity with others -

Then come and find some other people like you who want to change their life ......  Or just make it better .........

A Community Activity of the Mt Barker Church of Christ

 

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Hahndorf Academy

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.

Hahndorf Academy

Ph: 8388 7250

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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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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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Lutheran Care

 

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

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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 - 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.

 

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Mount Barker District Council - Community Library

Our Mount Barker Community Library is open 6 days a week, opening later on Mondays and Thursday's evenings.

We have several Volunteering roles at our Library, however due to a high demand in being a popular place to volunteer, we often don't have any vacancies.

Our volunteer roles include:

  • Toy Library
  • Storytime and Giggletime Children's program
  • Reshelving
  • Event assistant
  • Local History Centre
  • Digital Mentoring
  • Home Delivery
  • Collections Support

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Mount Barker District Council - Community Programs

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Mount Barker District Council - 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.

 

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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.  

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.  

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Prospect Hill Historical Museum

Prospect Hill Historical Museum

The Prospect Hill Historical Museum offers visitors a unique glimpse into the past.

Built in 1872 by George T Griggs, who was the original postmaster for Prospect Hill, the Museum holds the original post office and local shop.

The building known as the Ann Russell Home, houses room settings depicting early pioneer life with a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and a room housing photographs.

The original 1940’s dairy shows the history of the milking industry.

The rebuilt barn houses the Ash Wednesday Bushfire Memorial, RSL/CWA/Scout exhibits. There is also a working blacksmith’s shop and the original Meadows School house.

Flag Tree Reserve houses the Engine Shed with a large collection of transport, logging and farming history and working engines.

The Prospect Hill Historical Museum is cared for by a group of volunteers and the Prospect Hill Community Association who are dedicated to the legacy wish of the Griggs family - to continue to show the history of Prospect Hill’s pioneer days.

 

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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. 

Vision 

To create a safe, supported, engaged and resilient South Australian Community.

 

OUR VALUES

Teamwork

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

Integrity underpins all that we do

High Quality Services 

High quality services are provided to all of our clients, patients and customers

Diversity

We celebrate and aim to reflect the Diversity of the South Australian community and work in the spirit of reconciliation

Respect

As our most important asset, our people are shown Respect, are valued and developed

 

Mission Statement

Mission

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.

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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. 

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The Hills Community Toy Library

The Hills Community Toy Library (HCTL) is a 100% volunteer-run organisation.

We offer generous discounts and other perks to our general volunteer and committee members like free party pack hire and increased borrowing limits. We are always looking for more volunteers to assist in running our borrowing sessions.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering but not needing or wanting to join the toy library we would still be keen to hear from you. Please contact us so that we can match your skills and interests to a small job or task. Examples include collection management, toy and other repairs, and grounds maintenance.

mail@hillstoylibrary.org.au

https://hillstoylibrary.org.au/

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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 volunteer@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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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.

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Trees For Life

Bush For Life

We look after SA’s native bushland by removing isolated weeds that compete for space and resources so that our bushland can regenerate naturally. We have over 300 bushland sites across the state and we offer ongoing training and support to our volunteers.  Being a bushcare volunteer is a rewarding, and practical way to help your local environment.

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Trees Please! Incorporated

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Welly Rd Opshop

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

A Community Activity of the Mt Barker Church of Christ

 

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Woodhouse Adventure Park

Woodhouse Adventure Park is a not-for-profit leader in youth development and outdoor education that provides screen free fun for families, scout groups, schools and special occasions.  Run by Scouts SA for the last 65 years, Woodhouse Adventure Park's beautiful 54-hectare property is largely maintained by a talented and hard-working group of volunteers.

In fact, many of the things at Woodhouse is known and loved for - from the awesome activities to beautifully maintained gardens and freshly cut camping fields - would simply not be possible without volunteers.  

A dedicated band of Volunteers at Woodhouse (run by Scouts SA, based on a 54-hectare property in Piccadilly) helps when and where they can, and new volunteers are very welcome!

Where better to spend a few hours than on a beautiful property, surrounded by the sounds of nature, kids having fun, and enjoying great company from like-minded people.

The volunteering options are endless, including:

  • Tuesday work group conducting all sorts of general maintenance, including Challenge Hill obstacle course
  • Gardening group
  • Mowing and tractor work

Along with having a great time there is the satisfaction that you are contributing to a not-for-profit organisation supporting youth development and the wider community. There’s no commitment, just come up when you can.

If you are interested, or just want to know more please get in touch by emailing info@woodhouse.org.au us a call 83393333.

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