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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 tim.sayer@marion.sa.gov.au for any enquiries.

Tonsley Open Day and Science Alive Event

In 2008, the last car rolled off the Mitsubishi manufacturing line at Tonsley. Ten years on, the site has been transformed into Australia’s most awarded innovation district.

Having turned into such a vibrant location, it is time to open Tonsley’s doors and showcase the amazing open space and the innovative organisations housed within this once-fenced-off 61-hectare site.

In partnership with Science Alive!, the free family-friendly event will give members of community the opportunity to see, hear and touch the innovations and technologies being developed or utilised by the organisations based at Tonsley.

Some of the roles will include administration support both before and after the event, welcome crews, set up, bus driver/transport (extra training provided), undertaking community surveys and manning stalls. There will be a pre-event induction to take place with all volunteers before the event.

Please contact tim.sayer@marion.sa.gov.au for all enquiries.

Event Assistant Volunteers - Marion Cultural Centre

Volunteer Event Assistants will be responsible to assist in the efficient operations of events at the Marion Cultural Centre (MCC), specifically by assisting with Performances and Events.

Examples of roles:-

  • Front of House
  • Ushering
  • Information assistance
  • Set up events
  • Bump out events
  • Onsite Tours
  • Customer Relations

For more information contact Cathy Marshall,  Office Coordinator, Marion Cultural Centre Phone: 8375 6790

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.


For further information, contact:

Eileen Phan, Neighbourhood Centre Officer  Phone: 8375 6804

Weekly Discussion Group - Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre

Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up/packing up and encouraging conversation and interaction on relevant topic, prepare 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

Foodbank Pick Up and Delivery - Glandore Community Centre

Volunteers assistance is required for Foodbank pick up 2 times per week. This role will require the volunteer to use their own car.

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 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.

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 Vanita Schwarz, Volunteer Development Officer.

*Bookings are essential

P 8375 6636
E vanita.Schwarz@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 Vanita Schwarz
Volunteer Development Officer
Phone: 8375 6636

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