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.
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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.
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
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.
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 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 Environment Centre Inc.
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.
Volunteer with us
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com us a call 83393333.