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As a Council volunteer you will join more than 6.4 million other Australians who volunteer their time, expertise and skills to communities around the nation.
If you are interested in one or more of the vacancies listed below, please call our Volunteer Services Coordinator on 08 8366 4555 or email: email@example.com
Bouncing Babies & Story Time
Do you have an interest in craft, singing and working with children?
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is looking for enthusiastic, friendly and creative Volunteers to help out at our St Peters Library with the Bouncing Babies and Story Time Program.
The Bouncing Babies and Story Time Program provides opportunities for parents and caregivers to participate and share stories, crafts, activities, music, songs and nursery rhymes with their children.
These weekly Volunteer roles require a commitment of one morning per week during school terms.
For further information about these programs, please feel free to contact the Children’s and Youth Services Librarian, Simone Wise-Carrig, on 08 8336 0339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Knit & Stitch Mentor
Purl, loop, cast on, blind off….
Are any of these terms familiar to you? If so, we would love to hear from you!
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is looking for a Knit & Stitch Mentor Volunteer to assist members of the community who have an interest in knitting, crocheting and hand stitching by sharing their knowledge and skills in handicraft.
The Knit and Stitch Program provides an opportunity for beginners who have an interest in learning to knit, crochet and hand stitch tapestry, long stitch, embroidery and hand quilting. The Knit and Stitch Volunteer Mentor provides support, advice and guidance to group members.
This Program runs weekly on a Saturday afternoon from 1.30 – 3.30pm at the St Peters Library Complex.
For more information, contact Council’s Lifelong Learning Team Leader, Wendy Steele on 08 8336 0335 or email email@example.com
Community Bus Driver
We are looking for volunteer Community Bus Drivers to join our dedicated team.
The Council’s Community Bus Service provides transport for social support programs and Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney bus tours.
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work across programs and are able to commit to several hours service once a month on a Tuesday and Wednesday (days and hours to be negotiated).
Transport for aged, younger disabled and socially isolated people in the community.
Once a month on a Tuesday
Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney bus tours.
Transport for Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney bus tour patrons.
Once a month on a Wednesday
You will need a minimum of a Light Rigid Licence (drivers only), a thorough understanding of Australian road rules and regulations combined with excellent customer service skills, the ability to deal with passengers in a sensitive manner and be able to interact with a diverse range of people.
If you like a chat and engaging with people in the community, this could be a great role for you!
For further information, please contact the Council’s Social Programs Coordinator, Kerry-Anne McVeigh on 08 8366 4595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have an interest or hobby that you would like to pursue? Then Stepping Out might be the activity for you.
Stepping Out matches up volunteers, dedicated to sharing their own skills and interests, with frail aged or younger disabled members of our community living in their own home.
The benefits of Stepping Out include:
- companionship and friendship
- increasing an individual's involvement in social activities and the community
- sharing a hobby or activity that is of mutual interest.
To register your interest, please call our Volunteer Services Coordinator on 08 8366 4555 or email: email@example.com
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
The Community Visitors Scheme matches up volunteer visitors with socially or culturally isolated residents living in aged care homes.
The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Federal Government initiative. It aims to help establish and strengthen links between people living in aged care homes and their local community.
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters administers the scheme, which operates in Aged Care facilities within the Cities of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Burnside and Campbelltown Councils.
The Community Visitors Scheme aims to enrich the quality of life of aged care residents who are socially isolated or feel lonely, by matching them to a volunteer who can visit them on a regular basis.
By befriending a person living in an aged care home, you have a chance to make a difference to their life, and potentially your own.
For more information, visit: Department of Health and Ageing