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.


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