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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.


City of Marion Volunteer Expo

Tonsley Innovation Precinct  December 5th 10am – 2pm 

*Free event, no booking required.

Local residents, community groups and organisations are invited to come together at a special expo at Tonsley Innovation District that will promote the benefits of volunteering.

The expo will:

- Provide networking and recruitment opportunities for organisations and potential volunteers

- Promote the benefits of volunteering

- Celebrate the organisations and individuals who give their time to our communities

Volunteers will also lead tours of the Tonsley Innovation District during the Expo.

You can book a tour of the Tonsley precinct here: : https://www.eventbrite.com.au/...

Bring your lunch or grab lunch from one of the vendors on site.

A variety of organisations will be available to talk with on the day, including:

- Volunteering SA & NT

- Southern Volunteering

- SES/CFS

- Riding For Disabled

- Trees for Life

- Foodbank

- Meals on Wheels

- Families SA

- RSPCA

- Marion Life

- Real Hope (+Shower Bus)

- Sammy D Foundation

- Holdfast Marion Inner Wheel (Rotary)

- Friends of Warriparinga

- Flinders Medical Centre

- Global Centre for Modern Ageing

- St John Ambulance

FLEX Autonomous Bus Trials are now running at Tonsley. Whilst you’re visiting the Volunteer Expo you can book yourself in for a free ride.

FLEX will run every 15 minutes from 10am until 2pm weekdays at the Tonsley innovation precinct, departing outside gate 1. You can also hop on at the Clovelly Park train station. Once you have registered a seat, you will receive an email and sms confirmation.

You can book a ride on the autonomous bus here: https://flexbus.flinders.edu.a...



Current Volunteer Vacancies

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

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY - 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

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

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 Volunteering Opportunities page.

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 Vanita Schwarz, Volunteer Development Officer.

*Bookings are essential

P 8375 6636
E vanita.Schwarz@marion.sa.gov.au

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