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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

Recycling Education Volunteer at Sunset Symphony

We are looking for volunteers to help with recycling education at Sunset Symphony on Saturday, November 9th at Warriparinga.

Being such a busy event, we are looking for recycling enthusiasts to help educate residents on recycling and the correct use of bins at the event.

This will involve rotating around various recycling points at the event so each person gets a chance to move around as well as have a break.

The maximum time frame helpers are needed is 5.30 – 9pm. Even if you could only spare and hour or two this would be welcome.

A certain level of interest and commitment to recycling would be beneficial. You’ll need excellent customer service skills and an ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.

If you would like to be involved in helping residents understand how to do their bit for the environment, please get in touch with our Waste and Recycling Education Officer, Allison Byrne, for further information on 7420 6427.

Expressions of interest are open until 23 October 2019.

Sunset Symphony - General Event Volunteer

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will join with star of television’s The Voice Henry Olonga for a family performance at Marion’s Warriparinga Wetlands on Saturday, 9 November.

Sunset Symphony is expected to attract up to 5000 people and is the first time the orchestra will have performed with Mr Olonga. The renowned tenor and former Zimbabwean international cricketer will sing a selection of his favourite songs during the orchestra’s 90-minute performance.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer at an amazing event that will be buzzing. We expect the the various volunteer roles to last from 4:30pm - 9pm and there will be a mix of duties available that will be delegated on the evening.

Please email with any questions to

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 or phone on 8375 6636


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

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 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

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

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:

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.

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

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