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Volunteering

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 Opportunities

Community Bus


Volunteer bus drivers and trip hosts/hostesses transport frail and/or aged residents of Marion to and from shopping centres in community buses. Ordinary car licence only required.

To find out more about this opportunity, contact: Mark Liebich Community Bus Coordinator Phone: 8375 6649

Community Care

Using their own car, Community Care Volunteers assist older residents of the City of Marion to get to appointments and shopping. Volunteers receive reimbursement for petrol costs.

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

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:

Leonie McClelland Customer Service Consultant Phone: 8375 6798

Libraries

Volunteers work at libraries located at Hallett Cove, Park Holme, and the Marion Cultural Centre. 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. To find out more about these opportunities, contact:

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

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

Events

Event Volunteers will provide support to City of Marion staff facilitating community events in a variety of roles. Duties decided on based on skills and abilities of volunteers. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Vanita Schwarz Volunteer Development Officer Phone: (08) 8375 6636

Human Resources

Bus Tour Guide/Bus Driver for Staff and Volunteer Induction Tour: One volunteer will drive whilst the other will commentate (with a script provided) on City of Marion’s places of interests on the induction tour bus for new staff and volunteers. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Vanita Schwarz Volunteer Development Officer Phone: (08) 8375 6636

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 Friends Groups page.

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 Fax: 8375 6699 Email: council@marion.sa.gov.au Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046 In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047