COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. We will continue to provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Volunteer vacancies

We have different volunteer vacancies available throughout the year. We are currently seeking applications for the positions listed below.

If you are not interested in the following vacancies, you can register your interest to submit a general expression of interest to be notified about future vacancies.

We are currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Kitchen Hand and Social Support Volunteer

The kitchen hand and social support volunteer will assist clients to interact in social activities and support staff with meal provision and clean up in a centre based Social Support Program catering for the frail aged and/or persons with a disability.

The City of Charles Sturt is currently seeking multiple volunteers to assist with our programs based at Arch Paterson Centre located at 64 Blight Street, Ridleyton.  We require volunteers on a weekly schedule to cover various shifts as per the following:

  • 9:30 to 12 noon Wednesday
  • 12:30pm to 3:00pm Wednesday
  • 9:30 to 12 noon Friday
  • 12:30pm to 3:00pm Friday

If you are available for any of these schedules (don’t need to be available for all) and believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • An interest in cooking
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Passion and enthusiasm for working with frail aged and/or those with a disability

This role requires a DHS Aged Care, 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:

Apply now

Please include that you are applying to be a Kitchen Hand and Social Support Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Be compassionate, cheerful and positive.
  • Be patient, understanding and tolerant of cultural and varied backgrounds.

This role requires a DHS Aged Care screening, or the willingness to undergo and obtain this (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:

Apply now

Please indicate that you are applying to be a Community Visitor Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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Customer Contact
8408 1111
council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au