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Current Volunteer Vacancies

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.

Many of our volunteer programs, roles, and centres have been impacted by the coronavirus limiting the volunteer opportunities we have on offer. If you would like to volunteer during this time please apply via the SkillMatch program.

Current volunteer vacancies

Cafe/Kitchen Volunteer - Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre and Glandore Community Centre

Kitchen Assistant volunteers are needed at Glandore on Wednesday evenings, Friday lunch times and Saturday mornings and all day at Cooinda on Mondays and Thursdays. This is a perfect role for people who love being at the centre of things and have a passion for providing quality service, food and coffee in a community atmosphere.

It is a great place to socialise and get some experience in customer service and general hospitality skills.


Our Glandore Community Centre is getting back to full capacity and we are ready to resume full service. Cooinda is always a thriving hub of activity in which there will always be something to do!

If you have any of the following we would love to hear from you!

  • A willingness to help people
  • Welcoming and friendly personality
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Basic understanding of coffee making and kitchen operations

Full training and support provided.

For more information contact Eileen Phan on 8375 6804

Trott Park Cafe Assistant

Our homely Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre is after some friendly, reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to help make coffees, toasted sandwiches, snacks and treats for our customers and chat away with one and all to make our clientele feel at home. Keeping a clean tidy venue and kitchen is paramount so cleaning will be a regular part of the role as well.

Monday to Thursday from 9am till 1pm are the available slots and all training and support will be provided by our friendly staff.

Please phone the centre on 8387 2074 or call Eileen Phan on 8375 6804 for more information.

Social Support Volunteer

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

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you. Contact Angela Bell on 8375 6649 or at angela.bell@marion.sa.gov 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.

Home Decluttering Volunteer

Are you an organised person who can work independently and relate well to others? Do you have experience or an ability to work with Elderly people?

The City of Marion is looking for a volunteer to help residents to reduce clutter in their homes and reduce clutter build up. The successful applicant will need to be able to:

- assist residents to set goals for decluttering their homes

- support residents to make decisions about items to throw away, donate to charity, relocate or keep

- create a social connection with the resident by discussing the history of items

- liaise with the residents’ family as necessary (with the resident’s permission) to involve them in the decluttering process

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you. Contact Angela at angela.bell@marion.sa.gov.au 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.

Playgroup Volunteers - Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre

Trott Park NHC is responding to demand from the local community and is looking to offer a playgroup to start in term 3.

The successful volunteer would of course have to love being around children and believe passionately in creating a safe and engaging space for them to develop. Various activities could be involved - music, art, craft, games - and these can be planned in tandem with the playgroup coordinator. Days and times are still to be confirmed, however, at this stage we are able to be flexible for the right person.

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.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please email Eileen at eileen.phan@marion.sa.gov.au

Playgroup Volunteers - Glandore Community Centre

The Glandore Community Centre playgroup, Active Kids Playgroup, meets on Wednesdays from 9:30am - 11:30am.

The Active Kids Playgroup needs a volunteer/parent to assist with running the group which will mainly having you do set-up and pack down duties and any other ad hoc items that need doing to help 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.

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.

Please get in touch with Eileen Phan at eileen.phan@marion.sa.gov.au if you have any questions or would like to apply.

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

Marion Historic Village Museum Volunteers – Expression of Interest

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 secretary@marionvillagemuseum.com.au or on 0411 043 344.

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

Justice of the Peace

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

Libraries - currently full

Volunteers work at libraries located at Hallett Cove, Park Holme, and the Marion Cultural Centre. We currently require volunteers for:

- Shelving

- 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

Neighbourhood Centres

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 these opportunities, contact Eileen Phan at eileen.phan@marion.sa.gov.au

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...

Active Elders - Ascot Park

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.

Repair Café @ Marino Hall

Repair Café, the highly popular program where neighbours meet up to bring life back to older goods and materials, will soon be in Marion and we want you to be a part of it!

The organisers are initially planning a 4-session pilot program to test the waters. If the success of other versions is anything to go by, we can look forward to this program reducing waste in the Marion area for a long time to come.

Based at Marino Community Hall, which has a café onsite, the first sessions will be run on a Sunday afternoon from 1pm-4pm, and volunteers are asked to allow 30 minutes either side to help set up and pack down.

There will be a number of skills and roles needed to be filled, and people with various levels of electrical, general machinery, woodwork, bike, sewing and general admin experience welcome.

No experience necessary but a natural willingness to engage and educate is desirable.

If interested, please contact Chris on christeale1@gmail.com.

Ascot Park Bowling Club

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.

Volunteer Online Application Form

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