Volunteering

More than 200 inspiring, generous people volunteer their time and energy to support many of our programs and services, ensuring the City thrives and flourishes. We recognise and value their significant contribution.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated people to join our volunteer team in the following positions.
  • Circuit Café | Various Roles
    The Circuit Café at the Unley Community Centre provides an opportunity for members of the community to have a chat, share a laugh and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our in-house chef and they are looking volunteers to join their busy team.

    Meal Service Assistant
    When: Monday 9.30am-1.30pm and/or Tuesday 9.30am-1.30pm
    Activities: Assisting the Meal Service Coordinator. with food preparation and waiter/waitressing duties.
    Skills & Attributes:  Basic cooking skills, friendly, cooperative, excellent communication skills, punctual and able to stand for extended periods of time.

    Crockery Hygiene Technician (aka Dishwasher)
    When: 10.30am-2.30pm various days during the busy Circuit Café service
    Activities: Operating the industrial dishwasher to wash crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.  Handwashing of knives and large pots and pans.
    Skills & Attributes: Friendly, cooperative, punctual and able to stand for extended periods of time.
     
    If you are interested in this role, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.
  • Community Bus Helper

    Our Community Bus program provides a reliable and efficient door to door service for members of our community, picking them up from their homes and transporting them to a range of destinations.

    To be successful in this volunteer position you must demonstrate the following:

    • Excellent communication and customer service skills including the ability to deal with passengers in a sensitive manner
    • Ability to interact with a diverse range of people including those who have a disability, are aged or frail and those from a culturally different background
    • Punctuality and reliability
    • Friendly, polite and a helpful disposition
    • Physically able to bend, stretch, reach and lift.
     

    To register your interest in this volunteer position please apply online contact Bec Milner, Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or email bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au

  • Event Waste Warriors | Unley Gourmet Gala
    Would you like to be part of the highly anticipated 2020 Unley Gourmet Gala? Hosted by the City of Unley, the Unley Gourmet Gala is arguably Adelaide’s most prestigious outdoor gourmet food, wine and fashion event, and the longest running event held in conjunction with the Santos Tour Down Under.

    Unley Gourmet Gala celebrates the Subaru Stage 3 start of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under, which is held the following morning and is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors to the newly redeveloped King William Road.

    Unley Gourmet Gala
    Wednesday 22 January 2020
    King William Road
    Waste Warriors required 5.30–9pm

    The Unley Gourmet Gala prides itself on being one of the leading ‘green events’ in South Australia with a fully compostable plastic policy ensuring maximum diversion of waste from landfill. To help us achieve this goal we are seeking 'Waste Warriors' who are passionate about the environment and recycling to assist patrons with choosing the right bin for their waste.

    All volunteers require a current clearance and must be available to attend an event briefing session with Event Managers Australia and KESAB at 4pm, Thursday 19 December at the City of Unley.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of our spectacular 20th anniversary celebrations while at the same time, helping us to achieve a more sustainable and eco-friendly event.

    To register your interest in this volunteer position please apply online. Enquiries contact Bec Milner, Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or email bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au
  • Friendly Visitors | Commonwealth Home Support Program

    We are looking for several friendly, supportive, caring volunteers to join our Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). This program aims to maintain and improve a client’s wellbeing and quality of life though social connection.

    One-on-one client support activities may include:

    • Visiting the client’s home and enjoying a cup of tea, conversation or a board game together
    • Shopping trips for groceries, clothes or Christmas presents
    • Taking the client to a café, garden or nursing home to visit loved ones
    • Going for a walk together.
     

    To be successful in this volunteer position you will need to be reliable and punctual with excellent communication skills and happy to utilise your own vehicle to take the client to various locations.

    To register your interest in this volunteer position, please apply online or contact Bec Milner on 8372 5111 or email bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au

  • Pianists – Unley Libraries
    We are looking for experienced volunteer pianists to play beautiful music in a range of genres on one of our 100 year old pianos.

    If you have a passion for music and would like to create a relaxing ambience for our customers in our Unley and/or Goodwood Library, we would love to hear from you.

    Please call Bec Milner, Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111apply online or email bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au
  • Volunteer Driver | Home Library Service

    We are looking for a volunteer Driver to join our Home Library Service team.
     
    Our invaluable Home Library Service delivers and exchanges library resources to residents of private homes and various facilities who are unable to access the library on their own.
     
    Activities include:

    • Driving the Home Library Service vehicle on a specified round with a non-driving volunteer
    • Delivering requested library resources to residents
    • Collecting library resources due to be returned from residents.

     
    Skills and attributes required:

    • A current driver’s licence
    • Thorough knowledge of current road rules and regulations
    • Reliable, punctual and responsible
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills
    • The physical ability to bend, stretch, reach and lift.

     
    Time commitment:

    • One Wednesday every 4 weeks commencing 30 October 2019.

    To register your interest in this volunteer position apply online, call our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or email bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au.
  • Young Teen Book Club Facilitator

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated volunteer to facilitate a monthly young teen book club at the Unley Library. The role will will involve reading and discussing young adult and children's literature with a group of six members aged 10–14 years.

    To be successful in this position you should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

    • A tertiary qualification (complete or still studying) in English literature, creative writing or education is desirable
    • Experience facilitating small recreational groups
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate in an effective, supportive way with people of all ages and abilities.
     

    To register your interest in this exciting volunteer position, please apply online or contact Bec Milner on 8372 5111 or email bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au

Volunteering in the Community of Unley

Our community has a wide range of groups, associations and not-for-profits who are supported by volunteers. If you are seeking a community volunteering position, we encourage you to visit the Go Volunteer website to review their current opportunities.