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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 Vacancies

Common Thread event assistants

Our Common Thread workshops need help with our programme for the year. These are monthly workshops that help people get inspired to make connections and learn about all things sustainable! The events themselves run from 7pm till 8:30pm but the role will require help setting up and packing down, and we envision the required times to be from 5:45pm till 8:30/9pm.

The dates for this year are:
4th March
1st April
6th May
3rd June
1st July 5th August
2nd September 7th October
4th November

Some tasks in between general setting up/down will include meeting and greeting, offering refreshments and taking sign in details.
A full DCSI and reference check will be performed on the applicants we feel are best suited to our needs.

Please contact anna.haygreen@marion.sa.gov.au for any enquiries.

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.

Barista and Cafe Assistant - Trott Park

Our Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre is on the look out for a flat white slinging volunteer to help out with making coffees for a new initiative - offering coffees to residents making use of all the centre has to offer.

We envision the role will require a little flexibility as the busiest periods change week to week. In addition, we would like to offer the scope for the role to grow with the volunteer. If you think offering homemade cookies or cake would be a tasty addition, we are happy to make this happen!

Please get in touch with Yasmin Neal on 8387 2074 or at Yasmin.Neal@marion.sa.gov.au if you have any questions or would like to apply.

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

Skills-based Volunteering

Skill-based roles for 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

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 and interaction into 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 can challenging but will be so rewarding if you are up for it. You will 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.

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Beading Group Assistant - Mtichell Park Neighbourhood Centre

Volunteers assistance is required to support Beading group facilitator, set up and pack up materials and support participants with their beading.

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 facilitator, encourage connection, conversation and interaction with program participants.

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Sewing Support - Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre

To support sewing students with their projects and assist facilitator to set up and pack up.

For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8375 6804

Kitchen Volunteer - Glandore Community Centre

Kitchen Assistant volunteers are needed for Wednesday and Fridays.

For more information contact:

Cathlin Day, Coordinator Glandore Community Centre Phone: 8371 1139

Adminstration Support - Glandore Community Centre

Administration support volunteers are needed for varied days and times.

For more information contact:

Cathlin Day, Coordinator Glandore Community Centre Phone: 8371 1139

Playgroup Volunteer - Glandore Community Centre

The Glandore Community Centre Playgroup - Active Kids Playgroup needs a volunteer/parent to assist with running the group.

The group is run by parents for parents and children and is 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

Adult Community Education Volunteers - Glandore Community Centre

Volunteers are required to assist with the following ACE programs:

- Computer Tutor Assistance

- Introduction to Café work

For further information contact Cathlin Day, Neighbourhood Centre Officer, 7420 6400

Computer Tutor Assistant - Cove Civic Centre

Volunteer assistant required for computer tutor.

For further information contact Cathlin Day, Neighbourhood Centre Officer, 7420 6400

Barista Cafe Volunteer - Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre

Volunteer assistance required at Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre.

For more information contact Julie Collett, Neighbourhood Centre Officer Phone: 8387 2074

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

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY - Community Bus

Volunteer bus drivers and trip hosts/hostesses perform the invaluable task of transporting frail and/or aged residents of Marion to and from shopping centres in community buses. What's better is all you need is a sense of direction and ordinary car licence!

We have a need for this service throughout the week and will soon be expanding to include evenings and weekends, so we can certainly fit around your schedule.

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

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY - 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

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...

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:

Tim Sayer Volunteer Development Officer

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

P: 8375 6636

Staff Welcome Tour Host and Driver

Are you passionate about making people feel welcome to where you live? Would you like to welcome new members of staff to the wonderful City of Marion? Every 2-3 months we run a Welcome Morning Tea for new staff, after which attendees hop on the mini bus to be shown around the Marion area, with a script that touches on history, developments and places of interest in Marion.

The tour usually takes around 2-3 hours. One volunteer will drive whilst the other will commentate. Staff have found this a very useful induction to understand the Marion area more intimately and we would love your help in both roles to keep this running.

To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Tim Sayer Volunteer Development Officer E: tim.sayer@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...

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