Volunteering

More than 400 volunteers donate more than 40,000 hours of their time each year to support important programs across our City. We appreciate the significant contributions made by our volunteers and are extremely grateful for their support.

Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Unley is seeking enthusiastic, motivated volunteers for the positions listed below.
  • Community Transport Drivers
    We are currently looking for several people to join our Community Transport team as Volunteer Drivers.

    The position involves taking clients to and from their residence to medical related appointments and/or recreational and social activities, and on occasion you may be required to assist the clients into the location of their appointment or activity.

    You need to have a current driver’s licence, thorough knowledge of current road rules and regulations, knowledge of the City of Unley area, excellent communication and customer service skills and be punctual and reliable.

    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 people being socially isolated and being able to participate in opportunities that provide them with fun, connection and friendship.

    If you are interested in this role, 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.
  • Museum Administration and Customer Service Volunteer
    This volunteer position involves providing customer service to visitors to the museum by greeting them and offering them general information about the museum, assisting with enquiries and recording visitor statistics.

    Other activities include answering phone calls and providing administrative support to the Museum Curator such as typing, recording information in Excel, filing and assistance setting up for events and activities.

    It is preferable that anyone interested has a background or experience in general administration. This is a great diverse role ideal for someone looking to use or update their existing administrative skills.

    Availabilty for any or all of:
    Monday 10-1pm, Monday 1-4pm
    Thursday 10-2pm, Thursday 2-6pm

    Please contact Bec Milner on 8372 5436 or bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au or apply online to register your interest in this volunteer position.
  • Museum Community Gardener
    1-2 hours per week, days and time flexible.

    Our community garden is in need of a green thumb! We are looking for someone with some knowledge and a passion for gardening who can maintain our garden and plan seasonal planting. If you have a spare hour or two a week and would like to contribute to a community garden, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Please contact Bec Milner on 8372 5436 or bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au or apply online to register your interest in this volunteer position.
  • Museum Education Team Volunteer
    As a member of the Museum Education Team you will assist with the development, preparation and delivery of school programs, children’s activities and other children’s events. The museum has a busy schedule of school bookings and under the direction of the Museum Curator and together with other team members you will help develop and deliver the school sessions. If you enjoy interacting with young people and are interested in education and fun activities we would love you to join our team.

    Please note, must be available on Tuesdays.

    Please contact Bec Milner on 8372 5436 or bmilner@unley.sa.gov.au or apply online to register your interest in this volunteer position.
  • 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
  • Unley Community Centre - Dishwashers
    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.

    We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join this vibrant and friendly team as dishwashers.

    Dishwashers are required Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday, 10.30am-2.30pm to wash dishes both by hand and with the commercial dishwasher, dry them and put them away.

    If you are interested in this role, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 8372 5111 or apply online.

Volunteering in the Community of Unley

Unley’s community boasts huge numbers of volunteers – as per the 2016 Census, more than 8,000 people in our community provide their time and energy to supporting programs and services. Our community also has a wide range of groups, associations and not-for-profits that service the City of Unley. Many of these organisations are supported by volunteers who, with their diverse skills, provide services and programs to our residents.
 
Many community volunteer vacancies within the Unley area are advertised on the Go Volunteer Page and we encourage you to have a look.