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:

Literacy and Learning - Children's Support Volunteer

Literacy and Learning Children's Support Volunteers assist Library staff in the preparation and delivery of the Library's Children's programs and events for families with children at the City of Charles Sturt.

We are seeking volunteers to assist us with the delivery of our Baby time and Toddler time programs.  These programs are now currently being delivered online as live streamed events at libraries and community centres across our city. Volunteers will be required to assist with:

  • Help set up the children’s area/move furniture safely to one side (instructions to be provided on this) prior to families arriving
  • Make sure that program COVID dots are out on the floor (this is to help families know where to sit, so they are spaced safely from each other).
  • Welcome and chat with the families attending the session
  • Encourage families to watch and follow along with the session on the tv
  • Encourage book borrowing
  • Hand out craft/activity bags
  • Do a head count for statistics

We have the current positions available during school terms:

  • Wednesday 9:15am to 12 noon at the Civic Library
  • Wednesday 9:15am to 11am at West Lakes Library – This position is primarily activity bag packing with the ability to be a back up volunteer to assist with program delivery. If required for program delivery it could be at either Civic Library, Henley Community Centre or Findon Community Centre, 9:15am to 12noon.

If you are available weekly on a Wednesday morning and believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for working with children and their families
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated reliability and ability to commit to a fortnightly roster
  • Patience, understanding and tolerance for cultural and varied backgrounds

This role requires a DHS Aged Care, Disability Services screenings and Working With Children Check, 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 Children’s Support Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Home Gardening Volunteer (CHSP)

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

The City of Charles Sturt is currently seeking multiple volunteers to assist with our Home Gardening Program.  We require a volunteer on a weekly schedule to cover the following shift:

  • 8:30 am to 12:30pm Tuesday

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

  • A background or interest in gardening.
  • A reasonable degree of fitness for gardening, including but not limited to pruning and rubbish removal.
  • Current Driver's License
  • Willingness to drive and reverse a council vehicle with trailer
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Genuine interest in frail aged and people with disabilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • 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:

Apply now

Please include that you are applying to be a Home Gardening Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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 Centre Reception Volunteers

Community Centre Reception Volunteers provide a positive image as the first point of contact for newcomers, visitors and participants to the Centre through friendly and efficient operation for rostered daily reception and housekeeping duties.  They also contribute to the running of the Centre by assisting and supporting the Community Development Officer.

The City of Charles Sturt is currently seeking multiple volunteers on a weekly schedule to cover the following shifts:

  • Wednesday 1pm to 4:30pm, Findon Community Centre
  • Friday 1pm to 4:30pm, Findon Community Centre

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

  • Customer Service focused.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Being able to follow instructions and work within boundaries.
  • Able to work independently.

This role requires a DHS Aged Care, Disability Services screenings and Working With Children Check, 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 Receptionist – Findon CC when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Program Assistant – Play Group

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, reduce social isolation and provide a happy and supportive play group environment.

If you are available weekly on a Tuesday morning 8:45am to 11:30am (school terms only) and believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for working with children and their families
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Customer Service focussed
  • Communication skills characterised by patience, clarity, and understanding
  • An ability to follow instructions and work within boundaries.

This role requires a DHS Working with Children Check, 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 Play Group - Program Assistant when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

More information

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