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, Medical Car and Weekend Outings 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.

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.

Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace (JPs)

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield are committed to supplying useful and valuable services to its residents. A Justice of the Peace provides valuable and high demand services to the public in relation to legal and official documents.

 

We are seeking South Australia appointed Justice of the Peace (JPs) to provide a reliable and confidential service to members of the public in accordance with council and legislative requirements within council buildings such as libraries, community centres and the Civic Centre.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide a professional, welcoming and friendly service
  • Act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes
  • Be part of a dedicated team of volunteers that provide a well utilised Justice of the Peace service during City of PAE business hours
  • Record all volunteer hours and JP stats via TimeClock

Requirements and Conditions

  • Applicants will need to be registered with the SA Attorney General’s Department


When and Where

Flexible times during operating hours across all Council Offices (subject to room availability)

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

Libraries

Libraries
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

People and Pets Project - PAE Paws

People and Pets Project - PAE Paws

Commencing September 2023

The People and Pets Project provides support to people who may no longer be able to carry out some of their pet’s care needs, due to ageing or disability.

The Project is aimed at older residents with mobility challenges who formally enrol to participate. The participant's dog is then matched with a project volunteer who will assist with dog walking or other pet support functions.

The project sees not only the dog being walked and cared for by the volunteer, but also the nurturing of meaningful social connection between the volunteer and the dog owner.

Dogs will undergo a behaviour assessment before commencing in the project and Volunteers will undertake animal behaviour training to ensure safety for everyone.

Responsibilities

  • Visit selected resident on a regular (eg. weekly, fortnightly etc) basis
  • Assist the client with caring for their companion animal; this may include exercising, transporting, and/or bathing/grooming
  • Maintain regular contact with staff and report any issues/concerns in a timely manner. 

Requirements and Conditions

  • A Police Check and DCSI Screening

  • Animal Behaviour Training Volunteer Induction

View the Volunteer Position Statement by clicking here.

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, electronics, 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 

Greenacres Library -  Mondays

Port Adelaide Library – Tuesdays

Parks Library - Thursdays

 

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

STEM Squad - 3:30-4:30pm Mondays (Greenacres Library), Tuesdays (Port Adelaide Library) and Thursdays (Enfield Library).

Repair Café - 1pm to 3pm every 2nd Sunday of each month at the Parks Library.

Makerspace - Volunteers can support the Makerspace during the day, evenings or weekends at the Parks Library.

Creative Kids - Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm at the Parks Library.

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.

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.


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/.

 

Elcies Op Shop, Semaphore – Opportunities for Shop Assistant Volunteers

Lutheran Care’s new Elcies Op Shop is opening in January 2023 and they are looking for people to join the team! With opportunities for Shop Assistants to volunteer in shifts available Monday to Sunday. You choose the day that suits you!


You can assist with sales, merchandising, donation sorting, pricing, stock replenishment and store housekeeping.


By volunteering in Op shops, you have the opportunity to make new friends and have fun whilst you work, as well as playing a key role in their mission to build strong, caring communities.

To find out more about volunteering with Lutheran Care please contact Michelle, Volunteer Coordinator, on 0437 836 134
OR go online http://bttr.im/b5anl to apply.


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.


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 3620 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.


North East Community House - The North East Community House has a range of opportunities on offer including Social Media Assistant, gardening, events, exercise instructors, program support and more. Click here to view available volunteer positions and/or email nenh@tpg.com.au to enquire.


Australian Red Cross

Volunteers in Red Cross Shops help create vibrant communities. 

We're looking for locals in the community to help make the lives of others better and make a positive impact. 

Red Cross Shops sell donated clothes, accessories and homewares to raise vital funds for us to continue our work. Every purchase in a shop means Red Cross can help people overcome hardship, crisis and disaster.

Typical skills and activities in a Red Cross Shop:

  • Customer service - help shoppers with their questions
  • Cash handling - take money and give change to complete sales
  • Communication - have a yarn and a laugh with the locals
  • Reliable - turn up for shifts, sort donations, complete tasks around the Shop
  • Sense of humour - locals love to have a chat and so do your colleagues
  • Creativity - create fun and interesting displays to attract customers
  • Organisation - complete tasks quickly and efficiently, like sorting donations

If you enjoy caring for your community, sharing and helping others and want to be part of a local team, apply now and make a positive impact in your community today!

 

Red Cross Shop locations in City of Port Adelaide Enfield:

  • Hampstead Garden – 317 North East Rd
  • North Haven – Shop 14 North Haven Shopping Centre, 48 Osborne St

 

For more information or to apply visit Volunteer opportunities | Australian Red Cross or call 1800 833 489.


Historic Ketch Falie 

 

 

Helpers wanted in the preservation and maintenance work on a century old tall ship, option of two mornings per week, Wednesdays and Thursdays, any assistance would be appreciated. No prior experience required. Great opportunity to be a part of Port Adelaide's maritime history.

 

Volunteer opportunities include Maintenance Crew and Administration and Support roles.

 

Contact falievolunteers@outlook.com or historicketchfalie@hotmail.com. Check us out on Facebook. 


Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services - CAPCS is looking for empathetic people with time, compassion and flexibility to support patients, and their families, who have life limiting illness. Volunteers can provide companionship, emotional support, respite for carers, assistance with shopping, sharing activities, and even visits to the local café! CAPCS is looking for people with life experience, who are respectful, open and friendly to be available for about 3 – 4 hours per week across the Central Adelaide Local Health Region. A two day introduction to palliative care training program is provided along with opportunities for ongoing education. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact the CAPCS volunteer coordinator on 0416 019 156 or email lynn.newman@sa.gov.au.


Grandcarers SA

Grandcarers SA provide comprehensive support to Grandcarers through financial assistance, personal support, information provision, and advocacy. We aim to empower Grandcarers to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and the children in their care. Volunteers can get involved in a range of roles from Service Support, Village Facilitators, Social media/marketing, Office and administration support and more. For more information visit https://gfgsa.com.au/and to enquire, call 08 8212 1937 or email contactus@gfgsa.com.au

 


Advanced Care Directive Project Volunteer

An Advance Care Directive assists adults to decide for their future wishes about health care, end-of-life, living arrangements, and other personal matters. An ACD can be used to choose substitute decision-makers to make informed decisions on a person’s behalf if they are unable to do so.

The ACD Project Volunteer role aims to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers to use their knowledge about ACD and support others to understand how to complete the ACD form by offering general information, sharing available resources, and providing support.

The City of Charles Sturt is currently seeking multiple volunteers to assist with our new project. We require volunteers who can:

Key Activities:

  • Deliver ACD workshops in person using PowerPoint presentation or actively supporting workshop attendees.
  • Build a rapport with workshop attendees.
  • Be willing and able to travel to various locations within the City of Charles Sturt Council, City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council and City of West Torrens Council.
  • Commit to and support at least one workshop a month with times and dates to be advised with at least four weeks’ notice where possible.
  • Be willing to cover ad hoc volunteer shifts if necessary.
  • Collect and forward relevant data and participation feedback to Program Staff.

Essential skills, knowledge, and personal qualities:

  • Have completed their own Advanced Care Directive.
  • Passionate about helping others.
  • Ability to be reliable and flexible and work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate with people of all cultures, abilities, and backgrounds empathetically and respectfully.
  • Basic knowledge with Microsoft PowerPoint or willingness to learn.

If you are interested to get involved in the project, and feel you have the skills to suit the role, visit the City of Charles Sturt website or you can apply here. If you would like more information about the project, please click here.

Please indicate that you are applying to be a Advanced Care Directive Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".


St Bede's Anglican Parish Semaphore - Bede's Bazaar

Bede’s Bazaar is a not-for-profit op-shop operated by the church for the benefit of the community of Semaphore and district. St Bede’s is committed to its community and aims to serve all people without judgement or discrimination but with acceptance, fairness, and loving support.  Similarly, in volunteer recruitment, there is no discrimination based on age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, or disability. St. Bede’s volunteers work in a happy environment.

•              join a happy team of volunteers

•              work on a roster according to the agreement of days and hours

•              enjoy an inclusive, harassment-free workplace

•              sort donations, display clothing and household items, service and sales for customers, 

•              have opportunities for creative suggestions about the operation of the shop

For more information please click here.

People interested in volunteering can contact St Bede’s for an application form on email: office@stbedessemaphore.org.au or phone 8449 5064 and leave a message with contact details. Someone will be in touch with you.


Vinnies Retail Shop - Taperoo

Join Vinnies Taperoo and Make a Difference!

This friendly and vibrant Vinnies Retail Shop on Victoria Road at Taperoo is always stocked with a fantastic range of items with new and regular customers finding their treasures. If you have some spare time to help in your community, they are on the look-out for dedicated and passionate volunteers to join their team. Whether it’s working behind the scenes in the back of house (sorting donations, steaming and tagging) or interacting with customers on the shop floor (sales and displays), there is a great position waiting for you. Not only will you be helping people facing disadvantage, you will also meet some great people, share skills and experiences, and have some fun!

To find out more and apply
T 8112 8700 (Sue, Volunteer Recruitment)

E volunteering@svdpsa.org.au

W Vinnies Retail Shop Taperoo - Call out for Volunteers, St Vincent de Paul Society SA | SEEK Volunteer


 

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