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All our volunteers receive support, training and recognition. Police checks are organised and paid for by Council where applicable.  

Register your expression of interest to volunteer

If you are not interested in the advertised positions below but would like to register your expression of interest to volunteer and be notified of future vacancies, please register here

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.

For general enquiries please call Customer Contact on 8408 1111.

We are currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Community Visitors

Do you enjoy meeting new people?

Community Visitors provide regular companionship and friendship to a socially isolated person in a residential facility, enhancing the resident’s social and community involvement.

Community Visitors will be required to visit a selected resident on a regular (eg fortnightly) basis at a time that suits both the volunteer and the resident.

Where appropriate, suitable volunteers will be matched by the coordinator of the program to a resident with similar interests and life experiences.

If you believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • Willingness to undergo DCSI Aged Care screenings
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Be compassionate, cheerful and positive.
  • Patience, understanding and tolerance for cultural and varied backgrounds.

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Community Visitor when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.


Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace (JPs) provide a service to residents of the City of Charles Sturt via the Libraries and Community Centres.

We are seeking a JP to assist us on a regular weekly roster at our Hindmarsh Library on Thursdays 4pm to 6pm.

If you are available on Thursday evenings and believe you have the following we would love to hear from you:

  • Be a registered Justice of the Peace with the South Australian Attorney –General’s Department.
  • Willingness to undergo DCSI screenings
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Patience, understanding and tolerance for cultural and varied backgrounds.

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Justice of the Peace when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.


 Community Bus Drivers

Community Bus Drivers provide a door to door shopping service (or socialisation) for Commonwealth Home Support Program eligible clients in the City of Charles Sturt.

Drivers will be required to drive the Community Bus on a regular rostered (or occasional charter) basis.

 We are seeking to fill multiple positions covering the following rosters:

When: 2 Positions covering Thursday and Friday afternoons 12:30pm to 4:30pm (this is a fortnightly roster)
Qualifications:          Minimum LR Licence
Where: Henley Depot to various locations, returning to the Henley Depot
   
When: 1 Position Tuesday morning 8:30am to 1pm (this is a fortnightly roster)
Qualifications: Minimum LR Licence
Where: Henley Depot to various locations, returning to Henley Depot

If you believe that you have the following, we would love to hear from you:

  • Hold a current full driver’s licence (or the minimum qualification as specified above) with at least 5 years driving experience.
  • Have a safe driving record
  • Ability to successfully complete a driver assessment
  • Willingness to undergo DCSI Aged Care and Disability Services screenings
  • Ability to read a street directory and plan bus routes
  • Genuine interest in the frail aged and people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Community Bus Driver when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.


Home Gardening Volunteers

Home Gardening Volunteers provide basic gardening maintenance for eligible clients of the City of Charles Sturt which complement the services provided by the Home Maintenance and Security Team.

We are seeking to fill multiple positions covering the following rosters:

When: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 for a 9am start to 12 noon (This is a weekly roster)
Where: Meet at the Beverley Depot and then use a Council Vehicle to travel to various locations within the City of Charles Sturt

 

If you believe that you have the following, we would love to hear from you:

  • Demonstrated reliability and the ability to commit to a regular roster (e.g. 4 hours per week) for at least 6 months
  • Willingness to undergo DCSI Aged Care and Disability Services screenings
  • Experience in gardening - desirable
  • Current driver's licence and experience driving and towing a trailer - desirable
  • Be of average physical fitness
  • Genuine interest in the frail aged and people with disabilities
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Patience, understanding and tolerance of cultural and varied backgrounds

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Home Gardening Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.


Home Maintenance Volunteers

Home Maintenance Volunteers provide basic home maintenance assistance to eligible clients of the City of Charles Sturt, working alongside the Home Maintenance Community Care Officer (Handyperson).

We are seeking to fill multiple positions covering the following rosters:

When: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8am to 4:30pm (This is a weekly roster)
Where: Meet at the Beverley Depot and then use a Council Vehicle to travel to various locations within the City of Charles Sturt

 

If you believe that you have the following, we would love to hear from you:

  • Demonstrated reliability and the ability to commit to a regular roster (e.g. 7.5 hours per week) for at least 6 months
  • Willingness to undergo DCSI Aged Care and Disability Services screenings
  • An interest and knowledge of basic Home Maintenance
  • Ability to follow instructions and work within boundaries
  • Be of average physical fitness
  • Genuine interest in the frail aged and people with disabilities
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Patience, understanding and tolerance of cultural and varied backgrounds

If you are interested in this position and feel you have the skills to suit the role, please apply here. Please indicate that you are applying to be a Home Maintenance Volunteer when answering the question, "why do you wish to become a volunteer".

Please note: You will be asked to create a user name and password.

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