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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:

Youth General Program Support Volunteers

 

We are seeking volunteers to help provide support and assistance to the Youth Community Development program staff and assist young people aged 12 to 25 years participating in social and recreation programs. 

 

Specifically we are looking volunteers to provide casual mentoring within the following 3 specific focus areas:

  • Drama/Arts Activities
  • Healthy lifestyle programs
  • Board gaming

 

We are seeking applications from people who have/are:

  • Genuine interest in youth
  • Ability to relate well to young people
  • Skills or interest in one or more of the specific focus areas above
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Are able to follow instruction and work within professional boundaries
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

 

Duties will include:

  • Assist with setting up and packing up of programs
  • Role model positive behaviours to young people
  • Help prepare and serve food
  • Encourage and support young people to participate
  • Promote a safe, inclusive environment for all young people
  • Respect the confidentiality of the youth participants

 

When: Days and times to be determined with the successful applicants dependant on program requirements, however will be mainly week day activities, typically after school hours 2pm to 7pm.
Where: The Brocas, 111 Woodville Road, Woodville

 

This role requires a DCSI Child Related screening, or the willingness to undergo and obtain one (the Council will do this for the successful applicant) 

 

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 for the Youth General Program Support role 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.

 


 

 

Home Gardening Volunteers

 

Home Gardening Volunteers undertake basic gardening maintenance for eligible clients of the City of Charles Sturt which complement the services provided by the Home Maintenance and Security Team.

 

We are seeking applications from people who have/are:

  • Able to make a regular commitment to the program (e.g. 4hrs/week) for at least 6 months
  • Willingness to attend mandatory training related to plant and equipment
  • Current Driver's Licence and ability to tow a trailer
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Physically fit
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Patient, understanding and tolerant of cultural and varied backgrounds

Duties will include:

  • Perform general gardening duties e.g. pruning small shrubs and roses, re-potting, planting, mulching, weed matting, edge trimming etc.
  • Maintain and clean equipment on a regular basis
  • Respect the rights of the client and exercise duty of care at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality and use discretion

 

When: On a weekly roster, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Meet at the Beverley Depot

 

This role requires a DCSI Aged Care and Disability Services Screening, or the willingness to undergo and obtain the screenings (the Council will do this for the successful applicant/s)

 

 

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 for the Home Gardening role 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.

 


Graffiti Removal Volunteer

 

Graffiti removal volunteers work as a team to assist in the rapid removal, monitoring and reporting of graffiti in the City of Charles Sturt.

 

We are seeking applications from people who have/are:

  • Able to make a regular commitment to the program (e.g. 4hrs/week) for at least 6 months
  • Willingness to attend mandatory training related to plant and equipment
  • Current Driver's Licence and ability to tow a trailer
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Of average physical fitness
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Communication skills characterised by patience, clarity, and understanding

Duties will include:

  • Remove graffiti from nominated areas using specified techniques
  • Identify, report and record graffiti
  • Maintain and clean equipment on a daily basis
  • Complete daily record and supply sheets

 

When: On a weekly roster, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings 8:45am to 12:30pm
Where: Meet at the Beverley Depot

 

This role requires a National Police Check, or the willingness to undergo and obtain one (the Council will do this for the successful applicant)

 

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 for the Graffiti Removal role 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.

 


 

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.


Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace (JPs) provide a service to residents of the City of Charles Sturt via the Libraries and Community Centres.

We are seeking a JP to assist us on a regular weekly roster at our Hindmarsh Library on Thursdays 4pm to 6pm.

If you are available on Thursday evenings and believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • Be a registered Justice of the Peace with the South Australian Attorney –General’s Department.
  • Willingness to undergo DCSI screenings
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Customer service focused.
  • 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 Justice of the Peace 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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