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Volunteer Vacancies

Join the Playford Volunteer team to make a difference in your local community. There are many exciting opportunities to get involved and meet new people, develop new skills, share your talents, improve your employability or just to help out! Check out the vacancies below and if it sounds like the role for you, read the following http://playford.sa.gov.au/howtobeavolunteer and contact the Program Coordinator to organise an interview time. We look forward to hearing from you!


Program / Contact Person



Available Positions


Volunteer Information Session

Roxanne Withers
Ph: 8256 0263
Email: rwithers@playford.sa.gov.au

Tennis SA and Tennis Australia, in conjunction with the City of Playford, TennisGear and The Grove Tennis Club, will host the City of Playford Tennis International from Saturday 30 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018 at the brand new Playford City Tennis Centre.

We are on the hunt for some enthusiastic, passionate and reliable volunteers to be a part of the event, taking on various roles in Player Services, Court Services, Transport Services and as Ballkids (ballkids aged 11-17).


Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Venue: Playford City Tennis Centre, Spruance Road, Elizabeth East
RSVP:bhassam@tennis.com.au by COB, Friday 6 October 2017 or if you have any questions please contact Roxanne Withers Ph: 8256 0263 or Email: rwithers@playford.sa.gov.au

Biodiversity Projects

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

Where: Nursery days are held at the Playford Operations Centre, 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park.

When:  Activities are held on Saturday mornings in accordance with a quarterly calendar. Click on the link for more information

Playford Greening Volunteers

Time: 9am – 12 noon

The Environment team work with volunteers to undertake projects that add value and contribute towards enhancing environmental outcomes and protecting natural resources assets of the City of Playford.

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.

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.

Requirements: Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions, reasonable level of fitness, interested in the environment

Elizabeth Downs Food Co-op

Program Coordinator
Kirsty Stapleton
PH: 8287 4299
Email: kstapleton@playford.sa.gov.au

Playford Food Co-op staff and volunteers work together to provide a friendly and welcoming retail service that offers low cost nutritional food and essential grocery items accessible to all of the community.

Volunteers assist with serving customers and packing/shelving of stock.

Must be well presented and of reasonable fitness.

Shifts available for FULL days only 9.30am - 3.30pm

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.

Requirements: Reasonable level of fitness, driver’s license, knowledge of Work Health & Safety

Grenville Hub / Transport Services

Program Coordinator

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

Where: 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth

When:  Programs and services operate 6 days a week. Office hours Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm  

The Grenville Community Connections Hub is a 'one stop shop' providing a range of services that promote healthy ageing and support community connections. Kitchen Assistant:  volunteers work with the Meals, Service & Hospitality Coordinator with general kitchen duties, including food preparation & serving of meals, and maintaining clean working area to deliver flexible catering options for customers.

Requirements:Reasonable fitness, ability to work in a fast paced environment, safe food handling

Drivers - Home Assist and Community Passenger Network drivers assist clients who are frail aged or transport disadvantaged by providing a range of transport using council vehicles to attend social outings, appointments etc.

Ideal opportunity for individuals with a Centrelink requirement of 15 hours per week, Thursday evening and Saturday shifts will be signed off as additional hours.

Requirements:Clean driving record; undertake driver accreditation program, reliable, sense of direction, friendly and flexible.

Men’s Programs

Program Coordinator
Michael Evans
Ph: 8256 0103
Email: mevans@playford.sa.gov.au

Where: Men’s Shed, 14 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park (next to the Playford Operations Centre); Men’s Space – John Mc Veity Centre, Smithfield.

When:  Men’s Shed 10 – 4pm, Mon – Fri; Men’s Space is held on Thurs once a fortnight.

Council has a range of programs such as the Men’s Shed, Men’s Space and Northern Railway group that provide an opportunity for men to enjoy their hobbies, give back to their community and make new connections and friends.

Men’s Space: volunteer needed to assist with preparing a simple lunch for up to 12 men once a fortnight. 

Requirements:  Safe food handling, basic food preparation, friendly and reliable

Rural Program

Program Coordinator
Emma Fajardo
Ph: 0403 580 567
Email: efajardo@playford.sa.gov.au

Where: One Tree Hill Institute, Black Top road, One Tree Hill

The Rural program coordinates a range of activities and groups for older people based in the rural areas of  Playford and is supported by a fantastic team of volunteers so why not join us!

We are currently seeking a cook to prepare morning tea and lunch for up to 20 people.  

Skills/Knowledge required: 

  • Knowledge of Safe Food Handling requirements
  • Skills related to the planning and preparation of nutritional meals
  • Knowledge of food preparation
  • Knowledge of hygiene and safety on the kitchen
  • Awareness and understanding of safe work practices

Time commitment:  Thursday (OTH) 9.30 - 2.30pm

Wheels in Motion

Program Coordinator
Naomi Aguis
Ph: 8256 0145
Email: naguis@playford.sa.gov.au

Where: Vehicle pick up Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth

When:  Shifts available weekdays and weekends

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.

Requirements: Clean driving record, patient, prepared to undergo driver assessment, genuine interest in working with young people and cultural diverse backgrounds.

For additional volunteer vacancies located in the Northern Suburbs please contact:
Northern Volunteering
39 John Street, Salisbury, South Australia 5108
Phone: 08 8250 1582
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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