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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.

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

Red Cross Shop Volunteer - Hove

Do you enjoy meeting new people and providing great customer service? Do you have 4 hours available? Then the Red Cross Shop at Hove may be the volunteering role you have been waiting for. The position involves assisting with the sale of donated and new clothing, accessories and homewares to support the everyday work of Red Cross. Volunteers assist to drive sales through providing excellent customer service emphasising on positive shopping experience for our customers.

*Time involved: 4 hours per week

To apply click here:

Puddle Jumpers

Puddle Jumpers is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society's most vulnerable children and young people. We believe that all kids matter and deserve the right to engage in happy and fun experiences in their life.

There are currently vacancies in the following roles:

Sunday Food collection

Food sorter/Bag maker

Hamper creator

Hamper deliverer

Drive-by volunteers at chosen location

Food collector from various outlets

Volunteers are required to fill in paperwork and have relevant screens in place.

All volunteers are to adhere to strict 1.5m Social Distancing rules and handwashing, aprons and gloves (supplied to by us) are to be worn when handling food!

Please follow this link to find out more and apply:

Community Bus - Driver

Volunteer drivers required to assist with delivery of meals, shopping to residents.

Drivers require a C class licence and will need to have or agree to have the relevant DHS screens.

To find out more about this opportunity, contact: Vanita Schwarz Phone: 8375 6636

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 Vanita Schwarz 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

-Support the 'On The Road Again' Social Tuesday bus outings

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.

You will need a full Australian driving licence and comprehensive car insurance.

To find out more about these opportunities, contact: Angela Bell Social Support Officer Phone: 8375 6649

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 or on 0411 043 344.

Adminstration Support - Community and Neighbourhood Centres

Administration support volunteers are needed for varied days and times.

For more information contact: Vanita Schwarz, volunteer Development Officer

Email: Phone: 8375 6636

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.

For further information or to come along and meet the group please contact Cathlin Day, Neighbourhood Centre Officer, 7420 6400

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 JohnsonGraffiti Program CoordinatorPhone: 8375 6710

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:

To find out more about these opportunities, contact:

Cooinda, Trott Park and Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centres,Jill Daviess -Coordinator Neighbourhood CentresPhone: 8375 6704

Glandore Community Centre, Cathlin Day -Coordinator Glandore Community Centre Phone: 8371 1139

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

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 Vanita Schwarz
Volunteer Development Officer
Phone: 8375 6636

In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046