City of Port Adelaide Enfield


Welcome to our Volunteer Opportunities Page

Volunteering for Council is an opportunity for you to get involved in activities that make a positive difference to your community. Our volunteers create stronger links between Community and Council, strengthening our bond, and ensuring our Council is a positive, vibrant and healthy place to live.

Choosing to volunteer enhances the services we provide by helping others, but volunteering can also provide many benefits for you too.  These include meeting new people, share your skills or learn something new, create new challenges, provide work experience in a new area of interest and forming new networks locally.

We are incredibly fortunate to have volunteers from a diverse representation of backgrounds and all parts of our community share a common goal to positively contribute to our community.

Our volunteers utilise their skills and experience in a broad variety of roles, programs, activities and events.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Citizen Science

Citizen Science for Nature Lovers


Volunteer individuals and teams known as the “Citizen Scientists of PAE” observe, collect and analysis a range of data relating to the living and non-living environment with the City of PAE. Our citizen scientist can be involved in the observation and recording of birds, vegetation condition photos, insects and even containments such as micro-plastics entering our water ways. All projects are part of a collaborative research effort with professional scientists, environment NGO’s and other Government Agencies.

Responsibilities

Flora & Fauna Monitoring

  • Engaging in educational/training activities to learn about urban forests, coasts and all kinds of flora & fauna species.

Monitoring the condition of the urban forest and coastal habitats by regularly:

      • Conducting bird Identification activities; and /or
      • Conducting butterfly identification activities; and/or
      • Monitoring vegetation condition by taking photos; and/or
      • Monitoring weeds; and/or
      • Monitoring pests; and/or
      • Monitoring coast, mangrove condition; and/or
      • Submitting observations using smart phone or PC APP technologies; and/or

Litter monitoring

  • Engaging in relevant educational/training activities in relation to the below:
      • Monitoring, recording and collecting fishing line and tackle from Hook, Line & Thinker bins located at some of Council boat ramps; and/or
      • Providing research support for micro-plastic monitoring projects.

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check
  • Relevant training carried out by Council staff before you start observations in the field

When and Where
You can work anytime of the week, flexible work time, no set hours.

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Community Centres

Community Centres
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is committed to supporting its' community. Community centres are friendly places where anyone can meet new friends, learn new skills and become involved in local community activities. The centres have a focus on skill development and community capacity building.

Volunteers are a valuable and crucial part of our community centres, providing support to staff and the public and allow for the successful operation of our centres and programs. Some responsibilities and roles volunteers assist with include:

  • Customer service, administration and support
  • Assisting with the set up and support of community programs and activities
  • Assisting with functions and events
  • Providing general maintenance of centres
  • Supporting the community

Locations

  • Enfield Community Centre - 540 Regency Road, Enfield SA 5085 
  • Kilburn Community Centre - 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn SA 5084 
  • Lefevre Community Stadium - 541 Victoria Road, Osborne SA 5017
  • The Lights Community and Sports Centre - 244 - 270 East Parkway, Lightsview SA 5085

Community Transport

Community Transport 

Volunteering for the Community Transport Program is a great opportunity to get to know the Port Adelaide Enfield area as well as its residents. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield offers several additional transport options to its resident.


Community Bus Driver

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Community Bus Service provides a fixed route service for all residents, especially for those who are unable to access public transport, have a limited income and/or mobility problems. There are four fixed circuits operating over the Council area. They provide transport to regional shopping centres, libraries, and other facilities. The buses are driven by Volunteer drivers who are committed to providing a high-quality service to their community. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety and comfort of individuals or groups while they are entering, travelling and exiting from the vehicle
  • Report accidents and any improper conduct by passengers to the Program Coordinator
  • Follow planned routes and remain on schedule to the best of your ability

Requirements and Conditions

  • SA Driver’s Licence (LR class or above)
  • National Police Check
  • DHS Clearance
  • Successful completion of driving assessment

When and Where
The Community Bus runs on weekdays depending on route and leaves from the Kilburn Depot. Volunteers are reimbursed for their travel to and from the Depot and are rostered on a weekly/fortnightly basis.

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Home Support Van and Medical Transport Driver

The Home Support Van provides door to door transport to elderly residents taking them shopping, on special weekend outings and social activities. This service is for people who are frail aged or have a disability (HACC eligible)

  • Includes our Home Support Vans that provide door to door transport to elderly residents, taking them shopping, on special weekend outings and social activities.
  • Transport to medical appointments (Volunteers use a council vehicle).

This program aims to enrich the lives of frail aged, disabled and socially isolated residents to maintain independent living in their own home.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety and comfort of individuals or groups while they are entering, travelling and exiting from the vehicle
  • Report accidents and any improper conduct by passengers to the Program Coordinator
  • Follow planned routes and remain on schedule to the best of your ability

Requirements and Conditions

  • Valid SA Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Check
  • DHS clearance
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

When and Where

The Home Support Vans and Medial Cars run on weekdays. Volunteers will meet at the Willochra Depot to begin their shift. Volunteers are reimbursed for their travel to and from the Depot and are rostered on a weekly or fortnightly basis or by agreement.

 

View the Volunteer Home Support Van Driver Position Statement by clicking here.

View the Volunteer Medical Transport Driver Position Statement by clicking here.

Events

Dockside Festival 2022 (Dec 9th-11th)

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is hosting an exciting new event in December. The Dockside Festival is a three-day sport, community and cultural event commencing on Friday the 9th of December continuing through to Sunday the 11th of December. For more information about the event, please click here.

We are seeking the help of enthusiastic, community and customer focused volunteers to help make this event a reality and success for Port Adelaide residents, businesses and visitors.

Duties include:

  • Event Support – Supporting  staff with various tasks such as set up/pack up, queue management etc
  • Information officers – Greeting attendees and providing information about the festival to attendees, training and information will be provided prior
  • Santa’s Cave helpers – Helping Santa spread his cheer in our specially created Cave

Volunteers are provided with training prior to the event as well as a volunteer pack, Dockside T-Shirt and lunch on the day.

A National Police Check is required and a Working With Children Check where applicable*

To view the Special Events Support Volunteer Position Statement, please click here.

If you are keen to help, please let us know by clicking the 'Fill in an Application' button on the right of the screen and completing an enquiry. A staff member will then be in contact with you shortly. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Development Officer at volunteers@cityofpae.sa.gov.au or call 8405 6871.

Fish Feeders

Fish Feeders
Fish Feeder’s is a social fishing group that meet weekly on the Largs Bay Jetty between 9am and 11am. The group is open to all members of the community including those from outside of the Council area. The emphasis of the group is social connection rather than the strategic nature of catching fish. If we catch something that is a bonus. Council provides the bait on the day and assists residents with baiting, hooking up lines and anything else that may be required to assist the resident enjoy their fishing experience.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with baiting fishing lines
  • Setting up of lines and rigs
  • General conversation

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check & DHS Clearance
  • Knowledge of fishing and regulations

When and Where

Largs Bay Jetty, Wednesdays at 8:45-11:15am

Glow Gym Program

Glow Gym

The Glow Gym program has a focus on physical play through structured games, activities and free time. It enables parents and caregivers the opportunity to interact with their children while participating in fun games and activities. The program is for children aged 6 months – 5 years.

We are seeking reliable volunteers who enjoy interacting with caregivers and kids, love being a part of a community program and can work well in a small team.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the set up and pack down of the equipment
  • Assisting in the delivery of Glow Gym Program, including games, singing and dancing.
  • Interact with children and caregivers, creating a safe and inclusive environment during the sessions.

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check
  • DCSI Working With Children Check
  • Child Safe Environment Training

When and Where

Glow Gym runs on a Monday morning from 9:45am – 10:30am at the Lights Community and Sports Centre.

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti Removal

Volunteer teams known as "The Grafters" seek and destroy incidents of graffiti vandalism as a free service to the community. The Grafters use rapid response principles and are equipped to respond to any graffiti situation.

Council is committed to recruit and train volunteers for the Graffiti Management Program. The Grafter volunteers are highly valued and are the backbone of the program; they receive extensive training before undertaking graffiti removal.

 

Responsibilities

  • Remove graffiti from private/commercial property with paints and solvents
  • Maintain and clean graffiti removal equipment
  • Attend relevant training programs and meetings

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check

When and Where

The Grafters operate weekdays in varying locations throughout the council area.

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Health and Wellbeing

Food Crew

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield would like to expand their Flourish Team Food Crew Volunteers at LeFevre Community Stadium, Osborne.

We are currently looking for local community volunteers interested in supporting people on low income. We have two opportunities. One is supporting the Food Relief Market on Wednesdays. The other is the new Open Kitchen Project.

Wednesdays Food Relief Market requires volunteers to take on different roles as required. This may be food service, distributing fresh produce, making up food hampers or greeting community members at the door.

Thursday Open Kitchen Project will require volunteers to work together to help others with basic kitchen skills, follow basic recipes, support others to learn how to eat well and provide friendship and guidance. Both of the roles offer training around food safety and hygiene along with additional training to be identified.

We are looking for potential volunteers who have time each week, love to cook, are interested in building positive wellbeing in others and are committed to connecting with others around food.

Click here to view the Food Relief Market Volunteer Position Statement and here to view the Open Kitchen Volunteer Position Statement.

Lego Club

Volunteer Lego Club Facilitator

The LEGO Club is an all-ages club for build-masters and LEGO enthusiasts. The Club runs on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00-12:30 at Greenacres Library.

If you:
- Love all things LEGO 
- Would like to facilitate a LEGO club for all ages
- Have a reliable, energetic and responsible attitude
- Can communicate, listen and relate well to others
- Are independent and able to follow guidelines

This is the opportunity for you!

Position Objectives
- To support the facilitation of Lego club by providing a fun, safe and educational space for families and Lego fans of all ages to enjoy together in the library

Key responsibilities
- Set Lego challenge for participants for each session, including preparing any necessary instructions/materials (using the library photocopier, stationery and resources).
- Set-up and pack-up Lego equipment and space. Including moving furniture and Lego. 
- Supervise and direct Lego activities. 

Availability
- Be available for at least one whole school term of sessions.
- If you are unable to attend inform your site supervisor as soon as possible, or the Saturday staff on the day.

Requirements of the role
-    Must have a current DCSI Clearance to work with children. Applications for clearances are free for council volunteers.
-    Ability to be self-directed and be pro-active.
-    Be reliable, punctual, energetic and responsible.
-    Enjoy helping people of all ages and all demographics (children & adults).
-    Ability to communicate, listen and relate well to customers, staff and other volunteers.
-    Ability to follow directions and instructions from staff.
-    Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.

Libraries

Libraries (No Vacancies - Expressions of Interest Only)
Volunteers are involved in various roles and tasks depending on their skills and interests within the 5 council library sites - Greenacres, Enfield, Parks, Port Adelaide and Semaphore Library. Some of these tasks may include Home Library Selections, Toy Collections, book processing, craft preparation, re-shelving, photocopying and basic computer tuition. Volunteers also participate and provide assistance for a range of Library Programs such as Baby Bounce, Toddler Time, STEM Classes, Adult Literacy and ESL Classes, Repair Café and more!

Library Programs

  • Adult Literacy
  • Baby Bounce
  • Code Club
  • Creative Kids
  • ESL Classes
  • Home Library
  • Local History
  • Makerspace
  • Repair Café
  • STEM Activities
  • Story Time
  • Toddler Time

Locations

  • Enfield Library - 1 Kensington Cres, Enfield 5085
  • Greenacres Library - 2 Fosters Rd, Greenacres 5086
  • Parks Library - 46 Trafford St, Angle Park 5010
  • Port Adelaide Library - 2-4 Church St, Port Adelaide 5015
  • Semaphore Library - 14 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore 5019

Light Up Your Mind

Light Up Your Mind Project Support

Have you one hour spare a month? Do you like quizzes and puzzles that challenge you? Do you like meeting new people?

The Lights Community and Sports Centre are searching for a volunteer to assist with our brand new “Light Up Your Mind” project.

Light Up Your Mind is an opportunity to come together in a friendly relaxed environment to work on a range of activities incorporating communication, creative thinking, trust and teamwork all while exercising the mind.

Responsibilities and Experience

  • Assisting program activities
  • Promoting the Active Living team’s programs to the community
  • Helping to create a community space where people feel welcome and included
  • No experience necessary however a love of people is a must

Requirements and Conditions

  • Satisfactory National Police Check and DHS Screening

When and Where

This program is held on the last Wednesday of the month from 2:00 – 3:00pm.

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Playgroup

Lefevre Playgroup

The Playgroup is a fun relaxed children's program that enables parents and guardians the opportunity to interact with their children while they participate in fun activities and games. With loads of play & sports equipment available, children have the opportunity to have fun, be creative and interact with other children in a relaxed and friendly environment. We are seeking reliable volunteers who enjoy talking to and interacting with parents and kids, are able to participate in moving and lifting children’s play equipment, love being a part of a community program and can work well in a small team.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the set up and pack up of all the playgroup equipment for each session and organising activities
  • Assist with organising activities
  • Participate in craft activities with the children each session
  • Interact with children and caregivers, talking to them and making everyone feel welcome and included during the sessions

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

When and Where

We are seeking volunteers to assist with playgroup activities at Lefevre Community Stadium, 8:15am-12pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Intergenerational Playgroup


Our ‘Wonder & Wisdom’ Intergenerational Playgroup connects three generations of PAE’s community (children under school age, their parents/caregivers and older residents), offering an opportunity to build wellbeing, participation and contributing through sharing stories, playing and learning together, bridging intergenerational gaps between the young and the young at heart.

The program supports PAE’s older residents to feel more connected to their community, improve their self-esteem, increase happiness and life purpose, reduce feelings of isolation, encourage friendship across generations, foster understanding and build respect between generations. In addition to the benefits to the older residents there are also significant positive outcomes for children’s emotional development and language development through making new friends, engaging with people, developing empathy, patience and learning to be respectful.

Wonder & Wisdom is a fun, relaxed program that enables children, parents/caregivers and older residents the opportunity to interact with each other while they participate in fun activities and games. All generations involved in the program have the opportunity to have fun, be creative and interact with each other in a relaxed and friendly environment.

We are seeking reliable volunteers who enjoy talking to, and interacting with, people from all generations, are able to participate in setting up and packing up equipment, love being a part of a community program and can work well in a small team.

This program is a partnership between the City of PAE and Playgroup SA.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the set up and pack up of the playgroup equipment for each session
  • Assist with organising activities
  • Interact with children, parents/caregivers and older residents, talking to them and making everyone feel welcome and included during the sessions


Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Working with Vulnerable People Check


When and Where

We are seeking volunteers to assist with the Wonder & Wisdom Intergenerational Playgroup at Enfield Community Centre, 9:30am – 12pm on Thursdays (during school terms).

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre

Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre


Are you passionate about local history, tourism and your local area? Volunteering at the Port Adelaide Information Centre may be the perfect place for you!

The Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is located in an 1860 heritage-listed building which originally housed the customs, courts, police station and cells. The building has since been refurbished to accommodate a tourist and information centre, Art Gallery which features artwork from local artists and the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Display Room. It also provides free bike hire services and hosts events throughout the year.

Volunteer Information Officer

As a volunteer at the Visitor Information Centre, you will meet a wide range of people coming through the centre, ranging from tourists to locals interested in the Port Adelaide area. You will be trained to assist your knowledge of local tourism attractions and services and the local area.

Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service by providing a range of information and services to visitors and customers both face to face and via phone
  • Provide assistance with record keeping, mail-outs, receipts etc.
  • Undertake “point of sale’ duties and a range of administrative and clerical functions to support efficient customer service.

Role requirements

  • National Criminal History Check

When and Where

The Visitor Information Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm located at 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide 5015.

View the Volunteer Position Description by clicking here.

Port Adelaide Cruise Ship Ambassador

We are seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers who are keen to ensure cruise ship passengers experience all there is to see, do, and eat in our local area. Teams of two Cruise Ship Ambassadors will be situated at key locations in Port Adelaide, Semaphore and Outer Harbor to greet arriving visitors. 

We are looking for people with a good knowledge of the area, a desire to promote this region and great communication skills. If this sounds like the volunteer role for you, please complete an enquiry and for more information, contact Luke on 8405 6871

Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service by welcoming and providing a range of information and services to cruise ship visitors to the Port Adelaide area.

Role requirements

  • National Criminal History Check

When and Where

Various locations through out the Port Adelaide area. Shifts will be 2-3 hours on key dates to coincide with Cruise ship arrivals (October – April).

View the Volunteer Position Description by clicking here.

Social Support Program

Social Support Volunteer - Aged and Disability

The Social Support Program meets on a weekly basis providing social and recreational opportunities for older residents who have difficulty accessing mainstream community/senior’s groups. Activities include entertainment, games, craft, sing-a-longs, and regular outings. Volunteers work as a part of a team with program staff, in some cases the Volunteers assist in the kitchen to produce a meal or socialise with participants i.e. games, activities and outings. The Social Support Program is fun and inclusive and is perfect for volunteers who are energetic, caring and enjoy social environments.

 

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Program Coordinator and other staff and volunteers as required and provide feedback
  • Provide support to the Program Coordinator and clients
  • Participate and assist in activities as well as the setting up and packing away activities and games
  • Assist in meal preparation and general kitchen duties
  • Support staff to create a safe and supportive environment

Requirements and Conditions

  • Satisfactory National Police Check and DHS Screening
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

When and Where

Day programs run weekly Monday to Friday between 9:30pm and 2:30pm and are hosted at Osborne House.

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Sport and Recreation

Sports and Recreation 

The city of Port Adelaide Enfield has over 140 sport and recreation clubs that need support with a wide variety of tasks, services and roles. Majority of clubs are volunteer driven and are always looking for people with various skill sets to assist with the operation and successful running of the club.

If you have a passion for sport and recreation and would like to contribute your skills to local clubs or are interested in any of the below opportunities, please don't hesitate to apply and we will do our best to match you with the right club and opportunity for you.

Potential Opportunities Available

  • Admin/Coordinator 
  • Committee roles
  • Promotion/Marketing
  • Social Media and Website management 
  • Coach
  • Sports Trainer and first aid 
  • Canteen/Bar assistant
  • General club support i.e.. maintenance, food service, etc.
  • Umpiring/officiating 
  • and more

STEM Activities

STEM Activities
Our Community Learning team provide opportunities for kids and adults to explore and learn useful skills such as crafts, sewing, woodworking, 3D printing, animatronics and so much more. These programs are available at several of our libraries and community centres. Click here for more information about STEM programs and activities.

STEM Squad
Volunteers assist STEM instructors by providing additional support to children 9 and over with their STEM projects, RC Cars, Robots, Animatronics and craft. Skills may include an understanding of science and engineering principles, simple DC circuits, arts and crafts, using tools and materials. If you enjoy anything tech and craft related and working in a creative environment, you'll love being apart of STEM Squad! 

https://stemlibrary.space/stem-squad/

Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparation and pack up of materials
  • Assist STEM Library staff as required during the activities and events
  • Provide added support to participants 

Requirements and Conditions

  • DCSI Screening

When and Where

3:30pm to 4:30pm each week excluding school or public holidays 

Port Adelaide Library – Tuesdays

Parks Library - Thursdays

Greenacres Library -  Fridays

 

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

 

Parks Repair Café and Makerspace

The Repair Café is a welcoming space that is designed to help the community learn skills to repair and mend broken or damaged items and the Makerspace program is designed to teach the public how to create, tinker and make things. Individuals who enjoy creating, repairing and sharing skills are encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparation and pack up of materials
  • Assist STEM Library staff as required during the activities and events
  • Provide added support to participants 

Requirements and Conditions

  • DCSI Screening

When and Where

Parks Library, 46 Trafford Street, Angle Park 5010

Repair Café - 1pm to 3pm every 2nd Sunday of each month

Makerspace - Volunteers can support the Makerspace during the day, evenings or weekends

 

Other Programs

IoT Experimenters on the 3rd Sunday of each month 1pm to 3pm at Greenacres Library https://stemlibrary.space/iot-experimenters/

Arduino Basics on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at Enfield Library https://stemlibrary.space/basic-arduino/

Toy Collection

Toy Collection

Some of our libraries offer a range of toys to the public through the Toy Collection program. These toys are on offer for the public to check out or use at the library. Volunteers assist with keeping the toy area tidy and accessible to customers and keeping the toys clean and organised. Informing families how to use the toy area and how to borrow toys. Additionally, volunteers support staff in managing returns and checking the content and condition of toy sets.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in keeping the toy collection shelves tidy and accessible to customers.
  • Assist with keeping the toys clean at all times
  • Support staff in managing partial returns of toys
  • Assist customer to choose age appropriate toys where appropriate.

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

When and Where

The Toy Collection program runs throughout the week during library hours. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist the team at Port Adelaide and Enfield Libraries along with weekend shifts at Greenacres and Parks Libraries. 

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Volunteer Driving Mentor

Volunteer Driving Mentor

One of the biggest barriers for youth in getting an Apprenticeship is having a driver’s license. The L2P Drive with Me volunteer mentoring program has been designed to assist in combating this issue.

Volunteer Mentors are required for L2P Drive with Me – a charity based learn to drive program that has commenced in Port Adelaide Enfield to support young financially disadvantaged people in gaining their driver’s license. The L2P program supports learners towards completing their 75 hours required to gain their P’s. 4 vehicles, with individually wrapped designs (Toyota Corolla Hybrid) (see picture) are fitted with L hand brake and are based at various meeting points where participants and mentors will meet to commence the 2 hour session.

Responsibilities

  • Support young drivers by sitting beside them in a vehicle fitted with L hand brake and mentor them with their driving
  • Provide confidence and basic knowledge of road safety
  • Maintain a professional attitude and effective communication at all times

 Requirements & Conditions

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Vulnerable People & Working with Children Checks
  • Minimum 2 years driving experience
  • Clean driving record
  • Passion for supporting young people to gain their license

 When & Where

  • Flexible - Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm
  • Junction Community Centre, 24 May Terrace Ottoway
  • Glandore Community Centre, 25 Naldera Street, Glandore

 Please register your expression of interest on the website: https://l2p.today

Volunteer Tutor

Adult Literacy Class Support – Port Adelaide Library

We are seeking English speaking volunteers to assist with our Adult Literacy Class held on Thursdays at 6:00pm at the Port Adelaide Library. As a volunteer, you will be working in a one-on-one environment with individuals who want to improve their English reading, writing and speaking capabilities. Every session will be different as students have varying literacy levels and special needs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Literacy Teacher
  • Help to support adults with reading, literacy and basic numeracy skills during the session time

Requirements and Conditions

  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills and dexterity
  • National Police Check
  • DHS Clearance

When and Where

Thursdays 6-7pm at Port Adelaide Library with the potential for more classes to be added

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

ESL Conversation Class Volunteer

Help people whose home language isn’t English. Work under the direction of language tutors either in groups or one-to-one. Volunteers also help supervise young children in a crèche while their parents take part in English classes.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the English Tutor
  • Help to support adults with reading, writing, comprehension and basic numeracy skills during the session time

Requirements and Conditions

  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills and moderate digital skills
  • National Police Check
  • DHS Clearance

When and Where

Various sessions across our Libraries and Community Centres

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

After School Study Group – Parks Library

After several requests from the public, we are currently in the process of establishing a study support group for year 11 and 12 students. Volunteers will assist students by supporting them in areas such as Maths, English, Science and general study.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support and assistance to Year 11 and 12 students with study

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

When and Where

Weekdays during after school hours at the Parks Library.

Walking Groups

Volunteer Walking Group Leader/Support
Walking groups are a fun and social way for everyone to get their steps up and improve both their physical and mental health. By volunteering as a Walk Organiser you will have the opportunity to join an existing group or begin your own group with flexible hours and locations and full support of staff at our Community Centres.

 

Responsibilities

  • Organise and lead community group walks by creating suitable walking routes for all levels
  • Ensure all group members are safe
  • Record attendance
  • Report any incidents to staff immediately

Requirements and Conditions

  • National Police Check

When and Where

Flexible start times and locations.

Current Walking Groups

Community Connectors at Heart of Semaphore Walking Group - meet at the Heart of Semaphore Café, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am with an optional coffee after the walk.

Enfield Wanderers - meet in the Enfield Community Centre foyer, Tuesdays at 9am.

Walk the Lights - meet at the Lights Community and Sports Centre, Tuesdays at 10am with an optional coffee after the walk.

View the Volunteer Position Description by clicking here.

Local External Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering SA&NT - Click here for more information.


Northern Volunteering - Click here for more information.


Volunteering Australia - Click here for more information.


SEEK Volunteer Opportunities - Click here for more information.


Technology for Ageing & Disability (SA) Inc

Seeking technically skilled volunteers to make, assemble and modify equipment for aged persons and people living with a disability. Click here to view some examples of equipment that has been made in the past year. To find out more, click here or contact Ralph on 8261 2922 or head to their website at www.tadsa.org.au/.


Meals on Wheels - Seeking volunteer 'kitchen helpers' and delivery drivers to assist with their services. For more information and to register call 1800 854 453 or head to www.mealsonwheelssa.org.au.


Salvation Army - Arndale - The Salvation Army Arndale are searching for reliable volunteers to assist with their daily operations. Most working days are 9am-2:30pm, except Wednesdays (9am-12pm). View the position statement for Reception and Material and Foodbarn Assistant. For more information please get in contact by calling 8445 6543.


St John Community Care - Volunteers provide friendship and practical assistance to frail aged and younger disabled community members. Tel: 8306 6999 Website: www.stjohnsa.com.au.


SA Maritime Museum - Tel: 8207 6255 Website: www.maritime.history.sa.gov.au/.


UnitingSA - Volunteers are integral to our work and the services we provide. Lend a helping hand in our aged care facilities, community welfare programs and outreach centres. Whatever time you have available, we will match your passion, skills and experience to a volunteer role that is best suited to you. Tel: 8440 2200 Website: www.unitingsa.com.au.


Lutheran Community Care - Volunteers are matched to the programs that best suit their skills and aims. Volunteers can choose their time commitment. Giving even a couple of hours per week is appreciated. We provide training and ongoing support to all of our volunteers, and offer reimbursement for travel and other expenses. Tel: 8269 9333 Website: www.lutherancare.org.au/.


Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL - Email: admin@semaphoreportadelaidersl.com.au Website: www.semaphoreportadelaidersl.com.au.


Department for Correctional Services (DCS) Volunteer Unit - Volunteers compliment and share in Department for Correctional Service programs and help close the gap between offenders and the community. If you would like more information on the DCS Volunteer Unit, please call 8440 3600 or visit www.corrections.sa.gov.au/volunteers/the-volunteer-unit.


National Railway Museum - Tel: 8341 1690 Website: www.nrm.org.au.


Trees for Life - Tel: 8406 0500 Website: www.treesforlife.org.au.


YMCA - Tel: 8200 2500 Website: www.sa.ymca.org.au.


ReStore

Have you checked out the new ReStore, home improvement centre, at 102 Port Road, Alberton?

You will find a range of new and ‘gently used’ building materials and products, including furniture, selling at bargain prices.

ReStore is like an op shop – with materials donated by businesses to prevent overstocked or discontinued items going to landfill.  We also accept good quality furniture from the general public.

Funds generated by ReStore go towards Habitat for Humanity’s home building and improvement programs for South Australian families in need.  By supporting ReStore, you are helping Habitat for Humanity fulfil its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. To find out more, visit our website at habitat.org.au/sa.

Come and volunteer with us!

We rely on a core team of volunteers to:

  • Staff the shop floor
  • Drive the truck working with removalists to collect donated goods
  • Repair or re-purpose any goods so they meet our high quality standards for sale

If you are interested, read more about the tasks (here) and contact Natalie on:

E: nfuller@habitat.org.au

M: 0419 823 137


Rotary Lightsview

We are looking for people who want to give back to their local community. We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Becoming a Rotary member connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Through our regular meetings and events, we will:

  • Discuss our community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them
  • Connect with other leaders who are changing the world
  • Expand our leadership and professional skills
  • Catch up with good friends and meet new ones

Other benefits of membership include:

  • Rotary Fellowships allow members to join a group of people with similar interests, hobbies, or vocations. Some groups use their fellowship to make a positive difference.
  • Rotarian Action Groups unite Rotary members, family members, program participants and alumni who share their expertise in particular fields by collaborating with clubs and districts on projects.

Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryLightsview

While we have Lightsview in the name, our club will be open to anyone in the surrounding area who wants to do good in the world. Contact Alyssa Morran on 0452 227 547 or email rotarylightsview@outlook.com.


I would like to talk to someone

If you are unsure what type of volunteer role would suit you, please complete the Volunteer Enquiry Form by clicking here and select this option. Someone will then contact you to discuss different volunteer opportunities.

EVENTS

Activity Shifts Start End
Event Support Volunteer - Dockside Festival 2022 1 12/9/2022 12/11/2022

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