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.
  • 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.

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.