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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 Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm, Friday lunch times and Saturdays 8am-12pm 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

Beading Group Assistant - Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre

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.

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Gaming Youth Group Assistant Volunteer

Commencing in Term 4, the City of Marion will host an exciting new eSports gaming Rocket League training group for young gamers aged 12 – 18 years old. The Group Assistant Volunteer will help monitor the group cohesion, provide participant encouragement, as well as set up and pack up assistance. Held at Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre.

Friday afternoons, weekly Friday 21st October – Friday 16th December 2022 3.30– 6.00 PM

Skills:

· Experience working or volunteering with young people

· Excellent collaboration and people skills

· eSports / Gaming/ Rocket League knowledge

· Willing to obtain DHS Working with Children clearance and DHS Working with Vulnerable People clearance (at no cost to you)

You will be provided with:

· Induction and training available to City of Marion volunteers

· Volunteering autonomously alongside the paid group facilitator

· Regular phone catch ups for feedback

Enquires welcome to Shasta, City of Marion 0499 810 963

Assistant Party Hosts - once a month volunteering opportunity

The City of Marion will host a monthly family-friendly early-evening Pizza Party session at Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre on the first Thursday of the month from October 2022 – March 2023. We’re looking for a team of volunteers to add their talent and flair to this special community event. Multiple positions available including:

· Food preparation;

· Food cooking and serving – utilising wood fired pizza oven;

· Party games assistants (games for all ages);

· Social butterflies (to chat and welcome new attendees);

· Clean up, set up and pack down.

The Trott Park Pizza Parties are scheduled for first Thursdays of the months, shift times will vary pending your preferred role; between 3.00 PM – 7.00 PM

- Thursday 6th October 2022

- Thursday 3rd November 2022

- Thursday 1st December 2022

- Thursday 5th January 2023

- Thursday 2nd February 2023

- Thursday 2nd March 2023

Skills

· Excellent customer service skills

· Flexible and collaborative style, willingness to work within diverse, inclusive team

· Food preparation experience highly regarded

· Food Safety knowledge, or willing to undergo free training

· Opportunity to receive free wood fire pizza oven training

· Willing to obtain DHS Working with Children clearance and DHS Working with Vulnerable People clearance (at no cost to you)

You will be:

· Volunteering closely within the CoM team, with staff and managers present

· Provided with inductions and training available to City of Marion volunteers

Corporate volunteering group enquiries welcome!

Enquires welcome to Shasta, City of Marion 0499 810 963

Event Support at City of Marion’s Neighbourhood Centres

Help in the event planning and delivery of various community events in the City of Marion including special Christmas events in December and Movie Nights in the 2022/23 school holidays. These events will be free, all-inclusive community safe events to be held in late afternoons at City of Marion’s Neighbourhood Centres.

Dates are currently planned for throughout October, November and December 2022 (within weekday business hours, flexible to suit your schedule) with current event dates scheduled for:

· Tuesday 13th December 2022

· Thursday 15th December 2022

· Wednesday 21st December 2022

· Additional event dates yet to be confirmed between November 2022 – February 2023

Multiple positions available including event planning, administration support, promotion support. Event day only volunteers very welcome.

Skills

· Experience delivering community events

· Excellent collaboration and people skills

· Highest quality customer service skills

· Experience or commitment to delivering fun, safe, inclusive community events

· Willing to obtain DHS Working with Children clearance and DHS Working with Vulnerable People clearance (at no cost to you)

You will be:

· Inducted and offered training available to City of Marion volunteers

· Volunteering alongside the NHC staff team

· Be offered volunteering times flexible to suit your schedule

Enquires welcome to Shasta, City of Marion 0499 810 963

Customer Experience Volunteer - short-term opportunity: November 2022

Join us to assist the very important process of collecting valuable feedback from our Neighbourhood Centre community. This role will suit outgoing, friendly types who are willing to assist people filling out the survey questions or simply hand out and collect survey clipboards to the people who prefer to complete it themselves.

Must be available for training mid October for early November activation during weekday business hours. Opportunities available at multiple sites: Glandore, Mitchell Park, Sturt, Trott Park. Saturday morning opportunities available at Glandore.

Skills

· Highest quality customer service skills

· Great communication and people skills

· Cope well in busy customer service environment

· Willing to obtain DHS Working with Children clearance and DHS Working with Vulnerable People clearance (at no cost to you)

How you will be managed:

· Induction and training available to City of Marion volunteers

· Regular phone catch ups with Key Contact and Volunteer Coordinator for feedback

· Volunteering autonomously with Customer Experience staff available for in person guidance

Enquires welcome to Shasta, City of Marion 0499 810 963

Data Entry Volunteer - short-term opportunity: November 2022

Help us to assist the very important process of collecting valuable feedback from our community. You will be assisting us to collate the participant feedback recently collected at City of Marion’s Neighbourhood Centres. Must be available early to mid November during weekday business hours.

Skills

· Data entry experience

· IT and administration skills including experience using Microsoft Excel

· Excellent attention to detail

· Willing to obtain DHS Working with Children clearance and DHS Working with Vulnerable People clearance (at no cost to you)

You will be:

· Inducted and offered training available to City of Marion volunteers

· Volunteering autonomously with Key Contact available on site to troubleshoot

Enquires welcome to Shasta, City of Marion 0499 810 963

Community Bus - drivers and assistants required immediately

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 mark.liebich@marion.sa.gov 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.

Playgroup Volunteers - Glandore Community Centre

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

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.

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.

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:

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