Volunteer vacancies

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 (e.g. 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 Clearance, 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 to be a Community Visitor Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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Study Support Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to provide informal support and assistance to students, ranging in year levels 6 -university study, who are living, working or studying in the City of Charles Sturt area.

When:             3 – 5.30pm Tuesdays, weekly during school term.

Where:           The Brocas – Located at 111 Woodville Road, St Clair.

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

  • Willingness to undergo DHS Child Related screenings
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated reliability and ability to commit to a weekly roster
  • Passion and enthusiasm for working with youth
  • Patience, understanding and tolerance of cultural and varied background

This role requires a DHS Working With Children 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 to be a Study Support Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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Youth General Program Support Volunteers

Youth Program Support Volunteers 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.

  • Arts & Crafts Program - Volunteer will be required to support a facilitator to run an arts and craft group.

When:             3 – 5.30pm Tuesdays, weekly during school term.

Where:            All these programs are facilitated at the Brocas, 111 Woodville Road, St Clair.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with setting up and packing up of programs.
  • Role model positive behaviours to young people.
  • Help prepare resources appropriate for allocated program.
  • Encourage and support young people to participate.
  • Promote a safe, inclusive environment for all young people.
  • Respect the confidentiality of the young people.

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

  • An interest in art & craft.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Being able to follow instructions and work within professional boundaries.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Customer Service focussed.
  • Genuine interest in young people.
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to relate well to young people.

This role requires a DHS Working With Children 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 to be a Youth General Program Support Volunteer, when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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Social Support & Kitchen Hand Volunteer

The social support & kitchen hand 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:

  • 9:45am – 2:15pm Wednesday
  • 9:45am to 2:15pm 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, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Social Support & Kitchen Hand Volunteer, when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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Literacy and Learning - Children's Support Volunteer

Literacy & 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 a volunteer to assist us with supporting Babytime and Toddlertime on a weekly basis at our Civic Library, Tuesdays (during school terms) 9:30am - 12:00pm.

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

  • A DHS Child Related Screening or the willingness to undergo one
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated reliability and ability to commit to a fortnightly roster
  • Passion and enthusiasm for working with children and their families
  • 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 Literacy & Learning - Children's Support  Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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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 a volunteer on a weekly roster to cover the following shifts:

  • Monday 1pm - 4pm, 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 and Working With Children Check, or the willingness to undergo and obtain one (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 to be a Community Centre Receptionist Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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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 - during school term, Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00pm and  12.00pm to 2.00pm

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 Assistant Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

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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 monthly schedule to cover shifts as per the following:

  • Monthly - on Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm - Findon 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.

This role requires a DHS Aged Care, Disability Services screenings and a 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, 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".

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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 basis - 3 weeks on, one week off to cover shifts as per the following:

  • Monthly - on Tuesday, 9:45am to 4pm - Findon Library
  • Monthly - on Wednesday, 1:45 - 4pm - Henley Library
  • Monthly - on Thursday, 9:45am - 2pm - West Lakes 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.

This role requires a DHS Aged Care, Disability Services screenings and a 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, 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".

Apply Now

More information

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