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Current Volunteer Vacancies

Volunteering opportunities with the City of Marion cover a number of areas where volunteers work. We appreciate the great work that volunteers do for our community.

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Barista and Kitchen Hand - Trott Park

Our community centres are focal points in the community that provide residents and customers with a warm welcome plus a place to get to know people. To make more of the opportunities for connection and community that Trott Park offers, we are now wanting to offer cafe services and the occasional social meal.

This means we are now looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver these programs with a smile and diligence.

Volunteer Barista

Barista skills preferred and food handling experience a plus but certainly not essential.

We envision times required will be Monday and Wednesday 9-12, Thursday night (if programs are on) - approx 3.30-6.30, Saturdays 9.00-11.00 (if programs are on).

Food Handling/ Cooking

Light Lunches at Trott - 1-3 times a month from 11.00am - 3.00pm (only 1 a month at present) but we would love to expand this to bring more people in!

Food handling cooking experience is preferred and the role will include set up, preparing food, clean up. Naturally, we will provide you with all the training you need to be a star in this role. Light lunches would include e.g. sandwiches, wraps, quiche (bought), salad etc. However if you have an inner Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson we would love to let your cooking skills shine!

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please get in touch with Yasmin on 8387 2074.

Community Transport - various roles

Volunteer drivers and trip hosts/hostesses perform the invaluable task of transporting frail and/or aged residents of Marion to and from shopping centres in community buses. What's better is all you need is a sense of direction and ordinary car licence!

We have a need for this service throughout the week and will soon be expanding to include evenings and weekends, so we can certainly fit around your schedule.

Monday to Friday is our regular run around key points in the Marion area, such as shopping centres, libraries and community centres. The day starts at around 8am for the first pick up and delivery and usually gets you to Cooinda in time for lunch - which we give you an allowance for. It is then off to collect everyone again and take them home, usually arriving back at the depot anywhere between 2pm and 3:30p,m.

On Tuesdays and Sundays, we run the On the Road Again program. This takes residents on a half day out to places such as McLaren Vale and Hahndorf for a bite to eat and a chat.

Wednesday evenings is our Twilight Diners program. This usually requires a 4pm bus collection to pick up residents before heading on to a local pub or restaurant for a meal and some socialising. This has been particularly popular given the traditional daytime service hours of the community bus. As with the above programs, a dinner allowance is given to our volunteers.

Lastly, we have our new initiative called Fish Feeders. We "borrow" Brighton Jetty to cast a line and see what is biting. This runs from 9:30am till 11am each Thursday and would usually see residents being picked up from 8am onward. Please be assured, no fishing expertise is needed!

To find out more about this opportunity, contact: Michelle Young Phone: 8375 6819

SkillMatch Volunteering

SkillMatch volunteering is a way we are trying to provide opportunities for people with unique interests, skills, and expertise to volunteer their knowledge to the community, while adding value to the City of Marion’s core business - serving our community.

Potential volunteers may approach Council with ideas for roles, or, can be placed in areas where program or project based opportunities have been identified and match the applicants skills and interests.

Please take the time to fully articulate your vision for what you feel you could bring to the community that our volunteer roles do not currently cater for. There are considerations we must make in approving new volunteer roles and this of course will be discussed in tandem with applicants. However, we are very keen to facilitate ways in which the diverse members of our community can make the City of Marion a better and more interesting place to live!

Please click on our online applications to apply. If you have any questions, please email Tim Sayer at tim.sayer@marion.sa.gov.au or phone on 8375 6636

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY - Social Support

This program promotes the independence of people living in the City of Marion. The program does this by assisting older people an those with a disability along with their carers with:

-Shopping assistance

-Friendly visits - coffee and a chat

-Assistance to complete forms

-Support to attend medical and allied health appointments

-Visiting relatives in hospital or nursing homes

-Support to attend social outings/exercise classes

-Minor decluttering

-Future Cuddly Companions program - pet support

-Exercises in the home

-Fish Feeders fishing program

The Social Support program is an immensely meaningful and rewarding program. No expertise is needed apart from enjoying a good conversation and having a big heart. In return, we'll provide you full training and ongoing support for the various roles.

You will need a full Australian driving licence and comprehensive car insurance.

To find out more about these opportunities, contact: Angela Bell Social Support Officer Phone: 8375 6649

Marion Historic Village - General Assistant

The Marion Historic Village is looking for people who are up for doing a little bit of everything! The main areas that will need your wonderful assistance is in meeting and greeting and basic clerical work. If you can say hello and switch a computer on then keep reading!

The group meet every Tuesday from 9am-12pm for workshops so it is a social group to be a part of. The museum itself is open on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm and Sundays from 2pm-4pm, and the roster generally rotates in a shift every 4-6 weeks and makes sure you are always in pairs and never alone. There is also the occasional need to host a booked visit so extra help to cater to these would be most appreciated.

If you would prefer to help out in another way, the group are in need of folks with an interest in the history of Marion as well as those with computer, woodwork and handyman skills.

If you have any queries or would like to be involved, get in touch with Kathy at marionhvdg1@adam.com.au or on 0411 043 344.

MarionLIFE Youth Drop-in Volunteers needed

MarionLIFE youth drop-in space requires volunteers aged between 18-25 to assist in catering for 10-17 year old participants accessing this important resource.

MarionLIFE Youth includes a safe ‘hang-out’ space with fun activities, life skills workshops and a healthy light meal. It also provides the opportunity for young people to access information about other relevant support services depending on their needs. We provide a free bus service that youth can access from their schools to get to our centre as well.

The centre is at 887 Marion Road and shifts are for 3-5:30pm on Fridays during school term. Please talk to Tristan if you are interested in joining via email tprentice@marionlife.org.au

Blokes Time Out - Mitchell Park Neighborhood Centre

Volunteers are needed to assist with facilitating the men's group based at Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club by encouraging connection to and interaction with the program.

It is a program that benefits participants in so many ways, but above all, it helps individuals know they are not alone by being able to socialise and confide in a safe environment. It is a role that can be challenging but offers so much more in the way of rewards. You will, therefore, need to be able to gain the trust of participants whilst building friendships that will help them grow and flourish.

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Weekly Discussion Group - Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre

Our Mitchell Park Weekly Discussion Group Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up/packing up and encouraging conversation and interaction on relevant topic and preparing morning tea. It is a sociable group and a great way to meet people!

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Beading and Sewing Group Assistant - Mtichell Park Neighbourhood Centre

Volunteer assistance is required to support both our beading and sewing group facilitator set up and pack up materials and support participants with their beading/sewing. The group meets regularly and would love to have you on board!

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Silver Liners Social Support Group - Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre

To assist and support our facilitator, encourage connection, conversation and interaction with program participants.

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Playgroup Volunteer - Glandore Community Centre

The Glandore Community Centre Playgroup - Active Kids Playgroup - needs a volunteer/parent to assist with running the group. It is a great way to connect with our community and is also a service that is extremely valued by those who attend.

The group is run by parents for parents and their children. The sessions are held every Thursday during School term 9.30am – 11.30am.

For further information or to come along and meet the group please contact Cathlin Day, Neighbourhood Centre Officer, 7420 6400

Computer Tutor Assistant - Cove Civic Centre

Volunteer assistant required for computer tutor. As our workforce changes, there is an increasing amount of people that need to learn computer skills to transfer to new work areas. This is a rewarding area to help in as not only are you teaching people, but empowering them as well.

Good communication and ability to build rapport is certainly needed for this role, but if you think you have this, we would love to hear from you!

For further information contact Cathlin Day, Neighbourhood Centre Officer, 7420 6400

Community Passenger Network Drivers

Volunteers drivers for the Community Passenger Network provide door to door transport assistance to eligible people, helping them attend a medical appointment, social activity, shopping, and family or community events.

The aim of a Community Passenger Network (CPN) is to support people who are frail or elderly, people with disabilities and the transport disadvantaged by assisting with their transport needs to enable them to participate to a greater degree in community life.

For more information contact Michelle Young, Inclusion and Wellbeing Officer P 08 8375 6819 E Michelle.Young@marion.sa.gov.au

Graffiti Removal

Volunteers are issued with graffiti removal kits and asked to remove graffiti as directed by the Program Coordinator. No ladders or climbing required. Full training in use and handling of chemicals provided as well as appropriate safety equipment e.g. gloves, vests, etc. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Vickie Johnson Graffiti Program Coordinator Phone: 8375 6710

Red Cross Shop Volunteer - new store opening in Hove

Join us at our new Red Cross Shop opening in 362 Brighton Road, Hove soon!

Do you enjoy meeting new people and providing great customer service? Do you have 4 hours available per week any day of the week? Then the new Red Cross Shop at Hove may be the volunteering role you have been waiting for.

Please apply on our website: http://volunteering.redcross.o...

Corner Uniting Church - various volunteers needed

The Corner Uniting Church is in need of some volunteer assistance in a variety of areas. If you enjoy chatting, customer service and working in a team, then volunteering in their op might be for you. If you like making people feel welcome and being on your feet, a role in their cafe could be right up your alley. If you are an outdoors person, then helping keep the gardens looking beautiful may make your heart sing.

All roles will require a police clearance which will be arranged for on your behalf. All volunteers will receive the appropriate induction and support to feel confident in their role.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch with Belinda on 8350 5400.

Anglicare St Mary's Pickett Fence

Anglicare at St Mary's needs both gardeners and meal preparation volunteers.

Tasks for the gardening role include planting and propagating plants for use in the Fresh Food Market, Kitchen or for sale. Assisting with garden bed maintenance such as watering, fertilisation, weeding and mulching and garden preparation such as making and turning compost. Additionally, you will help to construct garden beds for sale and care for the worm farm.

The meal preparation role is looking for volunteers to assist with preparation and serving of delicious home-cooked meals to the community. Working as a team with other dedicated volunteers, you will cook up a storm whilst ensuring a clean environment and safe food handling procedures are maintained.

Both require:

  • A willingness to help people
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Commitment to rostered day/s and times

More information can be found at: https://anglicaresa.com.au/joi...

St Mary’s Picket Fence

The Picket Fence began as an outreach project of the Anglican parish of St Marys in 1991 and came under the oversight of AnglicareSA in 2008.

The Picket Fence offers a wide range of services to all members of the community:

  • Emergency relief on Monday and Friday from 10am to noon.
  • Fresh Produce Market on Monday and Friday from 10am to 2pm.
  • Financial assistance on Thursdays
  • Gold coin lunch on Monday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Art Group on Thursdays
Environmental Groups

Get outside and help restore our natural areas while making new friends. There are a number of local environmental groups who are always looking for new members. For more information visit the Environmental Volunteering Opportunities page.

Community Gardens

There are many volunteering opportunities in community gardens. Most local community gardens welcome volunteers to help with a range of jobs including gardening, group coordination, promotion, event management, community development and more! You don’t necessarily have to be a member of the garden to volunteer. They are a rewarding place to volunteer with plenty of opportunities to meet people in your local area. See our list of local community gardens to find out more.

https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/s...

Volunteer Online Application Form

Introduction to Volunteering Sessions

Introduction to Volunteering Sessions

Come along to one of our Introduction to Volunteering sessions and find out more about volunteering and the benefits and opportunities that volunteering provides. You will learn about current City of Marion vacancies, referrals and screening processes for becoming a volunteer.

The session will be held in the Council Chambers, City of Marion Administration Building, 245 Sturt Rd, Sturt.

If you have any questions or you would like to book in for a session please contact Tim Sayer, Volunteer Development Officer.

*Bookings are essential
E tim.sayer@marion.sa.gov.au

Volunteer Opportunties Booklet

A full list of volunteering opportunities within the City of Marion Council and Marion community can be found by downloading the Volunteering Opportunities Booklet.

Please note there may not always be vacancies at the time you make contact.

If you are interested in a particular department of council that is not listed below, please feel free to contact us to discuss this further.

Volunteer Training

Peak bodies such as Volunteering SA and NT, Southern Volunteering and Northern Volunteering provide free and low cost training for volunteers.

For more information view the links below:

Volunteer Resources and Support

Further Information

For further information, contact:

City of Marion Tim Sayer
Volunteer Development Officer
Phone: 8375 6636

In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046