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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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.

Training Calendar for Community Volunteers

The City of Unley is committed to fostering community leadership and supporting organisations and groups to recruit and manage volunteers.

We are pleased to present free training opportunities for volunteers and volunteer managers of community organisations in the City of Unley. These sessions has been designed following consultation with community organisations and groups.

Training is for people who volunteer in organisations and groups who service the City of Unley, with a maximum of two attendees per organisation/group per training session.

Please direct enquiries, suggestions or feedback to Alyssa Hill, Active Ageing Project Officer on 8372 5471 or email ahill@unley.sa.gov.au

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion has contributed funds towards this project. ​
  • Resilience & Wellbeing | Wednesday 3 October

    Resilience & Wellbeing

    1 - 4pm, Wednesday 3 October
    Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Avenue, Black Forest

    You will be introduced to practical techniques and strategies to improved personal resilience and wellbeing along with an understanding about how to introduce these strategies to colleagues and team members.

    Our SAHMRI trained facilitator will also introduce the concept of PERMA + and demonstrate specific methods to improve your resilience.

    Training provided by Northern Volunteering. Afternoon tea provided.

  • Child Safe Environments | Thursday 18 October

    Child Safe Environments - Orientation & Refresher

    5.30 - 8.30pm, Thursday 18 October
    Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley

    Essential for people working with children, this course will introduce you to child safe concepts and requirements of mandated notifiers.

    Training provided by Margret Heylen.

    Nibbles provided.

  • Manual Handling | Monday 29 October

    Manual Handling

    1 - 4pm, Monday 29 October
    Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley

    An understanding that manual handling impacts everyday life. This workshop introduces a practical overview of manual handling and ways to stay safe both at home and in the workplace. Includes an overview of the WHS Act and how it applies to volunteers and volunteer organisations.

    Training provided by Northern Volunteering.

    Afternoon tea provided.

  • Engaging Generation Y | Monday 12 November

    Engaging Generation Y

    12.30 - 3.30pm, Monday 12 November
    Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley

    People decide to volunteer for various reasons and these motivations can also differ across generations. What motivates Gen Y and how can we better utilise this information for our recruiting and retaining of this group? This session will identify some of these motivators, when and how they can become de-motivators, how you can use this information across your program from the design of your roles/projects to more effective team dynamics.

    Training provided by Northern Volunteering.

    Afternoon tea provided.