Services we offer
Volunteers are integral to the City of Marion community. As a volunteer with us, you are helping your community across a variety of services that engage an even larger variety of people. We have a variety of roles on offer and are always looking to involve volunteers in our goal of serving the community in the best way possible.
Are you someone that can work independently and relate well to others? Are you able to work with a high level of confidentiality and discretion? Do you have experience or an ability to work with elderly people?
The City of Marion is looking for more Social Support volunteers to help residents with a disability as well as frail, older residents to build social connections and remain independent.
The successful applicant will need to have a car licence and be willing to:
- socially support residents accessing medical associated appointments within or close to the City of Marion boundaries, and assist them to arrange future appointments as required
- support residents by attending other health associated appointments outside of the council area, which may involve travelling with the resident on public transport or in taxis
- assist residents with grocery shopping including making shopping lists, carrying shopping bags and assisting unpacking shopping in the client’s home if necessary
- assist residents to attend social activities with a health and safety focus
The Marion Wavemakers is a program that is also run with the help of Social Support volunteers. Each Monday and Thursday, a fun-loving group of over 65's enjoy a social aqua-aerobics class at Oakland Park's SA Aquatic Centre. The role mainly acts as a liaison between clients and the venue/trainer. You'll welcome and check people in and also have the option to join the class for free. There may be times where you will need to pick a client up so they can attend.
If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you. Contact Angela Bell on 8375 6649 or at email@example.com to learn more about this role and how you can get involved.
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.
*All volunteers will need to have a National Police Check and the relevant DHS checks - these will come at no cost to successful volunteer applicants.
Volunteer assistance is required to support our Monday beading group. Duties include the setting up and pack down of tables, arranging materials and supporting participants with their beading. The group meets regularly and would love to have you on board!
Hours required would be from 9:15am till 11:45am.
Please get in touch with Veronica Tredrea on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to apply.
Volunteer Event Assistants will be responsible to assist in the efficient operations of events at the Marion Cultural Centre (MCC), specifically by assisting with Performances and Events.
Examples of roles:-
For more information contact Lisa Martin, Box Office & Promotions Officer, Marion Cultural Centre Phone: 08 8375 6855
Are you able to work independently and relate well to others? Do you have experience working with aged people and with people that have a disability?
The City of Marion is looking for Community Bus Drivers and Assistants to help aged people and people with a disability access community activities, shopping centres and social clubs.
Driving applicants will need to have a car licence and for both roles you'll need to be willing to:
- Assist on the community bus to provide transport to and from shopping centres, the adult recreation centre and social clubs
- When needed, help by carrying shopping for clients to their front door or into client houses if requested
- Assist residents to attend social activities
- Report to the community bus coordinator any changes that may affect a client’s ability to access the community bus
- Assist with daily mechanical checks on the community bus, ensuring hazards and safety concerns are recorded and reporting in line with reporting procedure
If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you. Contact Mark at email@example.com to learn more about this role and how you can get involved.
*All volunteers will need to have a National Police Check and the relevant DHS checks - these will come at no cost to successful volunteer applicants. Full training will be provided so you can offer our residents the best and friendliest service.
The Glandore Community Centre playgroup, Active Kids Playgroup, meets on Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:30am.
The Active Kids Playgroup needs a volunteer/parent to assist with running the group. This position is ideal for a creative person who enjoys being around children and connecting with parents. The role will require setting up and packing down equipment, planning weekly activities/theme days and to encourage parents to be involved in the class's activities.
It is a great way to connect with our community and is also a service that is extremely valued by those who attend.
Although currently held at the time mentioned above, this can be negotiated to fit the right volunteer.
Applicants must undertake the required DHS clearances as per the City of Marion's Volunteer Policy and to ensure a successful outcome for both the community and the volunteer, a 3 month review will be held to make sure you have found the right role to call home. You will also need to have or complete the Child Safe Environments course.
Please get in touch with Veronica Tredrea on 7420 6400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to apply.
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 email@example.com or phone on 8375 6636
The Marion Historic Village Museum are an incorporated charity open to the public as a community museum.
Do you love history or story telling? Want to meet like-minded people?
We are a community museum looking for volunteers with a range of skills. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm for workshops whilst the museum is open Tuesday 10am - 12pm and Sunday 2pm - 4pm.
We are looking for people who love to have a chat, can turn on the computer, are willing to learn and love a cuppa. Being good with your hands, is a bonus.
The following skills are desirable:
- good conversation skills
- basic computer skills
- organisational skills
- communication skills
- an interest in history would be beneficial
- likes to have a cuppa
If you have any queries or are interested in applying please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0411 043 344.
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
To be a Justice of the Peace (JP) Volunteer, you must be a qualified Justice of the Peace. To find out more about what is required to become a qualified JP, visit the Attorney General's Department website or phone 8207 1725. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:
Customer Service Team Phone: 8375 6600
Volunteers work at libraries located at Hallett Cove, Park Holme, and the Marion Cultural Centre. We currently require volunteers for:
- Digital Literacy volunteer
- Justice of the Peace (you must be registered as a JP with the Attorney Generals Department)
To find out more about these opportunities, contact:
Renya Spratt, Volunteers and Branch Operations Officer - Libraries Phone: 8375 6735
A variety of social and recreational activities are available at Neighbourhood Centres located at Cooinda, Trott Park, Mitchell Park and Glandore. Activities are run with volunteer assistance.
Below are links to our current term offerings that give you an idea of the variety on offer:
Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre Program
Glandore Neighbourhood Centre Program
Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre Program
Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre Program
To find out more about current available opportunities please get in touch with Veronica Tredrea on 7420 6400 or at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to apply.
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.
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.
The wonderful team at Ascot Park's Active Elders op-shop are looking for some volunteers to assist in their warm and thriving shop.
Being a close knit team, they are friendly always happy to welcome people on no matter what experience you have in customer service or retail - all you need is a friendly demeanor and a can do attitude.
Their shop is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am till 1pm but they often have tasks to do all days of the week. If you have any questions, get in touch with Cherie on 8277 6096 or Jan on 0402 571 944.
Community Care Volunteers
Are you or do you know someone with time on their hands? Perhaps you are at a cross road looking to or have recently retired, not sure how you can spend your free time. We have an opportunity that will give you that warm fuzzy feeling a sense of community and helps others.
Join St John SA Community Care team to help us deliver a service to our most vulnerable. We have flexible volunteer roles starting from just 2 – 3 hrs a week with full day options available. You will make a difference, helping someone remain independent, make a friend and change a life!
You may just discover the life that is changed is yours.
We require volunteers with a valid South Australian driver licence and a comprehensively insured motor vehicle to accompany clients on outings and activities of their choosing. We help our clients remain independent, improve wellbeing and social connections and support them to continue to be active contributors to their community. You may be surprised with what helping others actually gives to you.
St John Youth Development Team
Our Youth Development program teaches first aid skills to children aged 11 to 17yrs.
Once qualified they can start attending selected events and providing first aid to our community under the supervision of our highly trained adult members.
Beyond first aid, our young people learn a range of important life skills that see them develop the tools, confidence and compassion to contribute in a positive way to their community.
Youth members can attend a range of fun camps and competitions and even earn proficiency badges and SACE points along the way. All of this and more is available in the St John Youth Development Program where fun and friendship is the key.
For all above positions contact
Volunteer Support Officers
Ph. 8306 6936
Ascot Park Bowling Club is looking for a friendly person to help out with their bar on Wednesdays. The club is a very warm and relaxed place and is popular amongst the local community. If you are looking for somewhere social to spend some time or looking to hone your customer service skills, then this could be the place for you.
You must have COVID marshal qualifications and an RSA. Due to the role being one day a week, some experience in bar work is desirable.
If interested, call Steve on 0409 282 460.
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:
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