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All our volunteers receive support, training and recognition. Police checks are organised and paid for by Council where applicable.  

Register your expression of interest to volunteer

If you are not interested in the advertised positions below but would like to register your expression of interest to volunteer and be notified of future vacancies, please register here

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.

For general enquiries please call Customer Contact on 8408 1111.

We are currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Digital Literacy Volunteers

Digital Literacy Volunteers provide assistance and help build the confidence of community members to safely navigate a device, learn a new digital skill and connect online. Assistance is provided as either one-on-one or in small groups.

The City of Charles Sturt is currently seeking multiple volunteers to assist with our Digital Literacy program.  We require volunteers on a weekly roster to cover various shifts as per the following: 

  • Weekly shift on Monday, 10am to 12 noon Civic Library, Woodville
  • Weekly shift on Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm Hindmarsh Library

 If you believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • Excellent communication skills – including good listening skills and the ability to show patience.
  • Current computing skills – including knowledge of a variety of mobile devices (laptops, smart phones, tablets), platforms (Apple, Android, Windows) and desktop PCs.
  • Current knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications, social media, email and internet browsing.
  • Demonstrated reliability and the ability to work independently.
  • Personable and enjoy helping customers of all ages and all demographics (children and adults)
  • Be patient, understanding and tolerant of cultural and varied backgrounds
  • Be able to drive your own vehicle or access transport to attend the library

As part of the recruitment process, all applicants are invited to an information session to discuss the role.  This will be held on Friday 31 May 2019, 10 am at the Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road.  You will get a confirmation to attend this once your application is received, however if you are applying, please put a save the date in your diary.

This role requires a DCSI Aged, Child Related, and Disability Services screenings, or the willingness to undergo and obtain these (the Council will do this for the successful applicants). 

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here  Please indicate that you are applying to be a Digital Literacy Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Applications for this position close 9am Thursday 30 May 2019.

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.


Program Assistant – English Language & Literacy Classes

Program Assistants assists the Program Facilitator to provide programs and services that facilitate the formation of friendships, support, common interests and skill sharing to encourage learning and reduce social isolation.

 

We are seeking applications from people who have/are:

  • A genuine interest in working with people who have English as a second language
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Customer Service focussed
  • Communication skills characterised by patience, clarity, and understanding
  • An ability to follow instructions and work within boundaries.

When:                  On a weekly roster, Tuesday 11:15am to 1:15pm and Thursday 9am to 11am

Where:                 Findon Community Centre, 222 Findon Road, Findon

This role requires a DCSI Aged, Child Related, and Disability Services screenings, or the willingness to undergo and obtain these (the Council will do this for the successful applicants).  

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Program Assisstant Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Applications for this position close 9am Thursday 30 May 2019.

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password

 


 

Community Visitors

 

Do you enjoy meeting new people?

Community Visitors provide regular companionship and friendship to a socially isolated person in a residential facility, enhancing the resident’s social and community involvement.

Community Visitors will be required to visit a selected resident on a regular (eg fortnightly) basis at a time that suits both the volunteer and the resident.

Where appropriate, suitable volunteers will be matched by the coordinator of the program to a resident with similar interests and life experiences.

If you believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • Willingness to undergo DCSI Aged Care screenings
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Be compassionate, cheerful and positive.
  • Patience, understanding and tolerance for cultural and varied backgrounds.

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Community Visitor when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.

 

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