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Volunteers; keeping our community together!

Volunteer Vacancies

All of the volunteer vacancies are listed below. If you see something that appeals to you please read through the requirements and http://playford.sa.gov.au/howtobeavolunteer and if it sounds like the role for you then contact the coordinator to make a time.

 Program / Contact Person

 

 Available Positions

 

Grenville Hub - Various positions

 
Program Coordinator
Janet Redmond
Ph: 8256 0264

The Grenville Community Connections Hub is a 'one stop shop' providing a range of services that promote healthy ageing and support community connections.

Reception
volunteers undertake reception and general administration duties, including answering information enquiries, attending to phone and front counter enquiries using good housekeeping techniques. May be required to attend to various cash handling tasks.

Kitchen Assistant volunteers undertake general kitchen duties, including food preparation & serving of meals, and maintaining clean working area to deliver flexible catering options for customers.

Op Shop volunteers assist with the sale of goods including collect money for purchases as appropriate and ensure secure storage of all monies, arrange for the setting-up of the shop and organise goods for sale.

Northern Community Passenger Network /Home Assist Transport

Program Coordinator
Janet Redmond
Ph: 8256 0264
Email: jredmond@playford.sa.gov.au

Drivers - Join a fantastic team of drivers assisting clients who are frail aged or transport disadvantaged by providing a range of transport using council vehicles to attend social outings, appointments etc. Various shifts available including vacancies for 25 seater bus drivers.

Rural Program

Program Coordinator
Caroline Brandon
Ph: 8256 0549
Email: cbrandon@playford.sa.gov.au

The Rural program coordinates a range of activities and groups for older people based in the Virginia and One Tree Hill supported by a fantastic team of volunteers so why not join us!

Volunteers assist with a range of activities which may include preparing morning tea and lunch for 20 people, setting up and packing down, supporting and encouraging older people to participate in programs such as exercise, crafts, outings and many more.

Time commitment:  Tuesdays (Virginia) or Thursday (OTH) 9.30 - 2.30pm

Location:  One Tree Hill Institute, Black Top Road One Tree Hill or Virginia Institute, Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia

Transport may be able to be provided from Elizabeth to either Virginia or One Tree Hill.

Rural Volunteers are:

  • Positive and friendly
  • Team players
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Relate well to  older people

Friendly Visiting

Program Coordinator
Leah Norris
Ph: 8256 0267
Email: lnorris@playford.sa.gov.au

Social Support - do you enjoy a chat and maybe a cuppa? Perhaps a skill/interest that you would like to share anything from gardening, history, genealogy through to computers.

Friends After Hours

Program Coordinator
Cyndi Neuzerling
Ph: 8256 0241
Email: cneuzerling@playford.sa.gov.au 

Social Support - assisting with canteen, selling tickets, general social support for disco withthe following:

Volunteers are needed to assist with a range of tasks which may include working in the canteen, selling tickets and general social support

Friends Program

Program Coordinator
Cyndi Neuzerling
Ph:  8256 0241
Email : CNeuzerling@playford.sa.gov.au

Did you know that the disability sector is one of the fastest growing areas of employment?

Get ahead in the job market and gain valuable experience through volunteering with Council’s Friends Program.

The Friends volunteer team work with adults with an intellectual disability to maximise opportunities for skill development and increased independence. Activities include everything from recreation, cooking, fitness, community outings, dancing even dragon boat racing.

Time commitment: Shifts available Wed, Fri 10am – 3pm

Location: John McVeity Recreation Centre

Friends volunteers are:

  • Positive and friendly
  • Energetic
  • Have good communication and listening skills
  • Have a genuine interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Resonable level of fitness
  • Prepared to have a DCSI police check

Biodiversity Projects

Program Coordinator
Jo Park
Ph: 8256 0425
Email: jpark@playford.sa.gov.au

Click on the link below for more information on Council's Greening and Landcare programs:

Playford Greening Volunteers

Nursery Volunteer - Propagation of local native plants for use in biodiversity focused revegetation projects. Activities include seed sowing, seedling transplanting, weeding, cleaning tubes and other general nursery activities as required. Activities are held on Saturday mornings in accordance with a quarterly calendar

Revegetation Volunteer - Assist the Biodiversity and Revegetation Council Officers with revegetation activities that contribute to the biodiversity of the City of Playford. Activities include planting, weeding, watering and general maintenance work in revegetation sites as needed. Activities are held on Saturday mornings in accordance with a quarterly calendar 

Wheels in Motion

Program Coordinator
Roxanne Withers
Ph: 8256 0263
Email: rwithers@playford.sa.gov.au
(Available Tue- Fri)

Wheels in Motion Program offers driver experience under volunteer supervision to young people in the City of Playford who have barriers preventing them from gaining necessary driving hours to sit a provisional license test.

Volunteers receive training, insurance, a safe vehicle and ongoing support. Women and men from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to get involved. Volunteering as a driver supervisor is meaningful, practical and rewarding. It is an opportunity to play a positive, caring role in the life of a disadvantaged young person. Mentoring not only helps a young person practically, but also provides a positive role model for them in a relaxed atmosphere.

Volunteers are required to undertake training and have a clean driving record. 

Contact the Program Coordinator to make an appointment for an interview.

Graffiti Removal

Program Coordinator
Phil Barter
Ph: 8256 0228
Email: pbarter@playford.sa.gov.au

Playford ‘TAG’ (Target all Graffiti) team volunteers do an amazing job keeping our city clean and free from Graffiti. To be able to continue this service to the community we need more volunteers to join our fabulous team. If you are available for a couple hours a week, have a current driver’s license and are prepared to undertake training to learn how to remove graffiti safely then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that this position is unable to provide 15 hours of volunteer work to fulfil Centrelink requirements.

 

 

 

 

For additional volunteer vacancies located in the Northern Suburbs please contact:

Northern Volunteering, 39 John Street, Salisbury, South Australia 5108
Phone: 08 8250 1582
Fax: 08 8281 0410
Email: nvsa@internode.on.net

Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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