Volunteering

More than 400 people aged between 18 and 90 volunteer over 40,000 hours of their time in one of our many invaluable volunteer programs. We appreciate the significant contributions made by our volunteers and are extremely grateful for their support.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated volunteers for the positions listed below.

  • Community Visitors Scheme - Support Volunteer

    The aim of the Community Visitor’s Scheme (CVS) is to enrich the quality of life of residents who live in a Residential Aged Care Facility or for those people who are over 65 years and are in receipt of a Commonwealth Home Support Package whilst living in their own home. 

    The role of a CVS volunteer is to listen, talk and develop a friendship with a resident, making a difference and bringing joy to their lonely and isolated life. 

    We currently have a client who lives in the Burnside area who we would like to match with a CVS volunteer. Our client has an intellectual disability but loves to go for a walk.  He recently got lost and now requires someone to walk with him. He lives in an Aged Care Facility in Burnside and is aged 65. If you enjoy walking and would like to spend some time talking to our client please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.

  • Digital Hub/Photography Group Assistant - Eastern Region Supported Residential Facilities

    Our Eastern Region Supported Residential Facilities (SRF) team are seeking a volunteer to assist with their digital hub/ photography group.

    The role involves some transport and assistance with computers and cameras.

    This particular group works toward developing an article for the Program's newsletter and you would provide guidance with this and help develop the group's IT skills.

    If you are positive, patient and technologically savvy with an interest in photography, please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.

  • Justice of the Peace (JP)
    We are seeking an experienced Volunteer JP to join our close-knit team and provide services to the public in accordance with the Justice of the Peace Act 2005 and Justice of the Peace Regulations 2006.

    Qualifications and skills required:
    • Appointment as a Justice of the Peace for South Australia by the South Australian Attorney-General's Department.
    • Understanding of the requirements of a Justice of the Peace under the Justice of the Peace Act, Justice of the Peace Regulations and Code of Conduct.
    If you have the above qualifications, combined with a positive and courteous manner please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.
  • Support Driver - Eastern Region Supported Residential Facilities

    Our Eastern Region Supported Residential Facilities (SRF) team is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to join their program. The program links residents of local SRF with leisure and social activities in the Community.

    This role includes driving our Council vehicle and collecting residents to attend various social programs. A Driver's Licence combined with a thorough knowledge of current road rules is required and the successful applicant will enjoy meeting new people and joining in with social activities. 

    If this sounds like you, please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.

  • Unley Community Visitors Scheme

    The aim of the Community Visitor’s Scheme is to enrich the quality of life of residents who live in a Residential Aged Care Facility or for those people who are over 65 years and are in receipt of a Commonwealth Home Support Package whilst living in their own home. 

    The role of a Community Visitor’s Scheme volunteer is to listen, talk and develop a friendship with a resident, making a difference and bringing joy to their lonely and isolated life. 

    You will need empathy, patience, compassion and excellent listening skills combined with a friendly, caring approach to be successful in this role.  You will be matched and introduced to a resident and provided with training, information and support.  Older people may develop physical or cognitive decline over the years and many of our residents suffer from these issues but they love to have a conversation remembering their life experiences. 

    If you would like to find out more information about this rewarding program that has provided support to older residents for over 25 years, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.

  • Drivers - Community Transport

    The City of Unley believes that residents who are frail, aged or have a disability should remain in the familiar environment of their own homes and community for as long as possible. Volunteer drivers make the difference between some people being socially isolated and being able to participate in opportunities that provide them with fun and friendship.

    We are looking for several volunteers to join our Community Transport team as Drivers. Days and hours are negotiable depending on your availability.

    Your main responsibility includes taking clients to and from their home to medical related appointments or recreational and social activities. You will need to have excellent communication and customer service skills, be extremely punctual and have the ability to work with a diverse range of people. You are able to use your own private vehicle or a Council owned vehicle.

    To register your interest in this extremely important volunteer role, please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.

  • Museum Volunteer - Education Program
    The Unley Museum is seeking a volunteer to support the Museum Curator in the development and delivery of education programs, outreach programs, exhibition activities as well as booking school tours and maintaining the school database.

    We are looking for someone to join their close knit team on Tuesdays between 10am and 1pm. Experience or studies in childhood education or program delivery and development are desirable but not essential.

    If you have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with children and youth, have good planning and prioritising skills and would like to help build the Museum's education program,  please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.
  • Museum Volunteer - Family History Team
    The Unley Museum is seeking a motivated person with an interest and/or skills in family research to join our Family History team on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm and depending on your availability, on Mondays or Tuesdays as well. 

    The role includes using websites and online databases, accessing historic records and working with members of the public to trace family information. 

    If you would like to apply for this interesting volunteer role, 
    please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.
  • Drivers – Home Library Service

    We are seeking Volunteer Drivers to join our Home Library Service team.  This is an invaluable service to residents of Unley who are unable to access the library due to age or disability. 
     
    Our volunteers collect items from the library in the Home Service Library van and deliver them to private residential addresses, Aged Care Facilities and Supported Residential Facilities. 
     
    We are currently seeking additional volunteers to work once per month  on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9am and 12noon.  You must have a current Driver’s Licence, excellent communication skills, the ability to relate to individuals who are aged or have a disability and are able to commit to the program for at least 12 months.  All volunteers are expected to be punctual, reliable and responsible.
     
    To apply for this position, please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.