Current Vacancies

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.

Graffiti Removal 2018If you are interested in one or more of the vacancies listed below, please call our Volunteer Services Coordinator on 08 8366 4555 or email:


Current Vacancies

Norwood Christmas Pageant vacancies

Christmas Pageant Costumes VolunteerWe’re on the hunt for enthusiastic and energetic Christmas helpers to assist us with the 2018 Norwood Christmas Pageant on Saturday 24 November.

There are several opportunities available including:

  • costume repairs and maintenance
  • handyperson
  • face painters


If you are handy with a needle and thread, then we would love to hear from you!

Duties include costume maintenance and repairs. The opportunity may also arise to design and make new costumes.

Time required: October 2018 – Pageant day (various hours, both weekdays and weekends).



Our handy volunteers will be fine-tuning our council floats to make sure that they are in tip-top condition.

Duties may include minor repairs with a hammer and nail, decorating and styling.

Time required: 1 full week prior to the Pageant (weekdays).


Face painting

Children love to be transformed into an animal, superhero, flower or fairy to match their costumes.

We are looking for volunteer face painters who can provide simple face paint designs.

Time required: one tutorial on a week night prior to Pageant day and 1.5 hours on Pageant day.

To register your interest for any or all of the above, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator on 08 8366 4631 or email

Bouncing Babies & Story Time

Do you have an interest in craft, singing and working with children?Baby activity

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

Knit & Stitch Mentor

Purl, loop, cast on, blind off….Crochet

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

Community Bus Driver

Community - community busWe 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).



Time commitment

Tuesday Excursions

Transport for aged, younger disabled and socially isolated people in the community.


Once a month on a Tuesday
9.30am - 5.00pm

Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney bus tours.


Transport for Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney bus tour patrons.

Once a month on a Wednesday
9.00am - 2.00pm.

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

Community Bus Assistant

Bus passengersOur Community Bus Service provides a door-to-door transport service for residents who are transport disadvantaged and require assistance to access community activities.

Being a volunteer is a fulfilling and rewarding way to get involved in your local community. Volunteering offers an opportunity to socialise and to use your experience, interests and personality to enrich the lives of others.

If you like meeting and engaging with a broad range of people in our community, then this is the role for you.

The role requires a fortnightly (Friday) commitment from 8.30am-11.30am.

For more information and to register your interest, contact Kerry-Anne McVeigh, Program Coordinator on 08 8366 4595 or email