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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.

Current volunteer vacancies

Cafe/Kitchen Volunteer - Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre

Are you ready to whip up some good in your community?
The Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre is looking for volunteers who have some experience of working in a kitchen.

This is a perfect role for people who love to create a sense of community and belonging while at the same time, have a passion for providing quality service, food and coffee in a community atmosphere.

The role provides support to the Cooinda Kitchen and Café and is responsible for general customer service, service of coffee and small food items. The role may include other associated duties such as set up, cleaning and support in baking and cooking if required.

Duties include:
* Set up and clean down equipment and kitchen area
* Provide general customer service
* Assist in service of coffee, tea and food items to customers
* Wash up crockery/dishes and stack/empty the dishwasher
* Operation of kitchen appliances (e.g deep fryer, sandwich press, microwave etc.)
* Take delivery of orders and store appropriately
* Some manual handling is required (lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching)
* Work cooperatively with staff, other volunteers
* Follow organisational Work Health & Safety requirements
* Maintain food safety records
* Be aware of any risks and the control measures in place for the role
* Report any accidents in the workplace to key contacts and relevant staff
* Foster an inclusive environment

Do you have:
* A willingness to help people
* A welcoming and friendly personality
* A compassionate and empathetic nature
* The knowledge & experience of kitchen operations
* The desire to work in a team
* Good communication and time management skills
* The ability to listen and think creatively to meet client needs
This role is suitable for volunteers who have availability any day from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2 pm, or to suit availability.

If you have the skills and previous experience of working in hospitality, we'd love to hear from you.

Full training and support provided.

Please get in touch with Veronica Tredrea on 7420 6400 or at if you have any questions or would like to apply.

Playgroup Volunteers - Trott Park

Do you love to interact with children? We are looking for a volunteer to help with the running of the playgroup session on Tuesday mornings.
With a passion for reading stories, socialising and supporting children and parents - this could be the role for you!

The Trott Park 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.

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 if you have any questions or would like to apply.

Community Bus Volunteer

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 to help aged people and people with a disability to access community activities, shopping centres and social clubs.

Driving applicants are required to have a current car licence which is all you'll need to drive our 12-seater buses transporting clients of the Community Bus Service.
In providing this service you will be supporting our clients 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

Other aspects to the role include:

- Report to the community bus coordinator any changes that may affect a client’s ability to access the community bus

- Report to Community Bus Coordinator any bus-maintenance issue

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you, apply for this position via: MyImpactPage - Community Bus Volunteer ( You can also apply online using the Volunteer Online Application Form below.

For any questions or to learn more about this role and how you can get involved contact Mark at

*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.

Concierge Volunteer - Customer Service Team

Do you want to connect to your community, make new friends and provide people with a friendly customer experience?

The City of Marion is currently looking for enthusiastic Customer Service Concierge volunteers to support our community with accessing services and information.

You will be located at the Administration Centre, working alongside the council's Customer Service team. We have 3 hour shifts available, Monday to Friday.

For enquiries, please call Sue Bowden on 8375 6600 or email

Social Support Volunteer

Are you ready to enrich the lives of our cherished senior residents? The City of Marion is eagerly seeking Social Support volunteers to bring joy, connection, and independence to our community's older members.

The Social Support program is an immensely meaningful and rewarding program. No specialized expertise is required—just a warm heart and a passion for meaningful conversations.

In return for your generous spirit, we offer comprehensive training and ongoing support for the fulfilling roles you'll undertake.

The successful applicant will need to have a car license, a car with comprehensive insurance, and the enthusiasm to:

- support residents in accessing medical appointments within or close to the City of Marion boundaries and assist them to arrange future appointments as required.

- accompany residents to health-related appointments outside the council area, which may involve travelling with the residents and offering a helping hand in public transport or taxis. At times, you may also assist in picking up residents for Aqua aerobics or Hydro sessions.

- assist residents with grocery shopping, from making lists to carrying bags and unpacking at their homes.

- accompany residents to attend social activities, ensuring their health and safety, or simply enjoy a coffee and chat, a leisurely walk, or a seaside fish and chips outing.

- show genuine interest in our residents' lives, listening to their stories, encouraging participation, and being a friendly face—sometimes, you might be their only visitor for weeks.

- demonstrate compliance with necessary checks, including a National Police Check, relevant DHS checks. The Police and DHS checks will come at no cost to successful volunteer applicants.

As a token of appreciation, we provide travel allowance reimbursements to our dedicated volunteers. If this opportunity resonates with you, we'd love to hear from you!

Please contact Angela Bell at 8375 6649 or to learn more about this rewarding role and how you can step into this fulfilling journey. You can also apply online using the Volunteer Online Application Form below.

Beading Group Assistant - Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre

Volunteer assistance is required to support our Monday beading group. Duties include setting up and packing down 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 9:15 am to 11:45 am.

Please get in touch with Veronica Tredrea at if you have any questions or would like to apply.

Event Assistant Volunteers - Marion Cultural Centre - Currently Full

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:-

  • Front of House
  • Ushering
  • Information assistance
  • Customer Relations

For more information contact Lisa Martin, Team Leader Marion Cultural Centre, Marion Cultural Centre Phone: 08 8375 6855

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 or phone on 08 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 9 am to 12 pm for workshops whilst the museum is open Tuesday 10 am to 12 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 4 pm.

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 at

Graffiti Removal

The City of Marion can reduce the incidence of graffiti vandalism in our communities with the support of volunteers. 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:

Lucy Camp, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Phone: 8375 6872

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.

Here is a link to our current term offerings that give you an idea of the variety on offer: Community-Centres-Program-Guide-Term-4-2023.pdf (

To find out more about current available opportunities please get in touch with Veronica Tredrea on 7420 6400 or at if you have any questions or would like to apply.

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.

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.

St John Ambulance volunteering opportunities

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.

Apply Now!

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

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 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:

Lucy Camp, City of Marion Volunteer Program Coordinator

Mobile: 0466 778 097


In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Post: PO Box 21, Park Holme SA 5043