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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

Keep Moving - volunteers needed!

Would you like to work one-on-one with older people to build physical activity and movement into their daily lives?

Is this you?
• Friendly and enjoy supporting people to be independent and active
• The capacity to work one-on-one with older people
• Comfortable working with a diverse range of people
• Willing to undertake training with Active Ageing Australia
• A positive attitude and good communication skills

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity please complete the Volunteer Online Application via the City of Marion Website or contact Cathy Wiseman in the Positive Ageing and Inclusion team to learn more:

CALL 8375 6703

EMAIL positive.ageing@marion.sa.gov.au

Discovery Conversations - volunteers needed!

Would you like to work with older people to help them discover and create a strengths- based identify profile which represents the essence of who they are?

Is this you?

• Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills

• The capacity to work one-on-one with older people

• Comfortable working with a diverse range of people

• Motivated to communicate the worth, strengths and value of older people

Strengths-based narrative training will be provided by researcher Vanessa Leane (Uni SA).

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity please complete the Volunteer Online Application via the City of Marion Website or contact Cathy Wiseman in our Positive Ageing and Inclusion team:

CALL 8375 6703

EMAIL positive.ageing@marion.sa.gov.au

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

Glandore's 2019 Halloween Trick AND Treat night!

Halloween is always a fun night and if you are creative, enthusiastic and willing to dress up (can be just a little bit!) then we would love to have your help run our event and show local families a fun time.

This year, Halloween is on Thursday 31st October and the event will run from 5:30pm till 7:30pm. You can be involved as much or as little as you would like leading up to the event. You can run a stall and take part in workshops to get it ready or man one that requires no prior input.

If you have face painting or piano skills we would particularly like to hear you as well as if you simply have a great idea for the event. If you are interested in joining or learning more, please call Cathlin on 7420 6526 or email her at cathlin.day@marion.sa.gov.au

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY - Social Support

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 marionhvdg1@adam.com.au 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 tprentice@marionlife.org.au

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 Michelle.Young@marion.sa.gov.au

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...

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...

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
E tim.sayer@marion.sa.gov.au

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