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.
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.
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.
Volunteer With Us!
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 email@example.com to find out more about the Bracken Rd Reserve Group and volunteering with us.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Littlehampton Community Association
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 - 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.
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.
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.
The Hut Community Centre
Welcome to The Hut Community Centre!
Volunteer With Us!
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.
We would love to hear from you
Variety of Volunteer Roles available
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 firstname.lastname@example.org us a call 83393333.