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Volunteer 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.

Current Vacancies

Borthwick Park Biodiversity Program

Borthwick Park, Kensington - entranceThe Borthwick Park Biodiversity Program welcomes new Volunteers who would like to assist with restoring and maintaining native habitat and increasing the biodiversity of the Park.

This is achieved through natural re-vegetation work including planting, weed eradication and mulching.

Borthwick Park is situated on Thornton Street in Kensington.  It is home to a wide variety of native birdlife and plant species.

What's involved

The Borthwick Park Biodiversity Program is perfect for people looking for a volunteer role with an out of hour’s and short time commitment. 

Volunteers meet on the second Sunday of each month from 9.00am – 11.00am at the Park.

Register your interest

For more information and to register your interest, contact:

Belinda Tarca
Volunteer Services Coordinator
T: 08 8366 4631

To register your interest online, visit: Volunteering - Register your Interest


Community Care Services Program

Volunteer ProgramThe Council is looking for volunteers to help residents with their shopping, excursions and other services.

The Council’s Community Care Services Program currently has numerous vacancies for the following initiatives:

  • Excursion Program: Visiting different places around Adelaide, commitment of five hours once per month on a Tuesday
  • Shopping Run: Loading grocery bags onto the bus, time commitment of two hours each Thursday
  • Lunch program: Visiting three different hotels in our community - three hours once per month on a Monday.

Register your interest

To register your interest for these roles or for further information, contact:

Kerry-Anne McVeigh
Program Coordinator
T: 08 8366 4595

Community Bus Assistant

Bus passengers

Always wanted a corner office with a view? How about travelling for free? Then this is the perfect role for you…

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters provides a door-to-door Community Bus transport service for eligible residents who no longer drive and require assistance to access community activities.

This is a great role for someone who enjoys helping people. You will also be assisting people who are socially isolated, to remain connected with their Community.

We have two Volunteer roles on offer:

  • Excursion Program: visiting different places around Adelaide, commitment of 5 hours once per month on a Tuesday
  • Shopping Run: loading grocery bags into the bus, time commitment of 2 hours, fortnightly on Thursday or Friday.

To register your interest in either of these roles or for further information, please contact Kerry-Anne McVeigh, Program Coordinator on 08 8366 4595 or email:

Stepping Out

Community Care Services - playing chess

Do you like a coffee and a chat?

Do you have an hour a fortnight to share with someone in your local community?

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.

For further information about the Stepping Out Program, please feel free to contact Council’s Community Care Services Project Officer, Maria De Conno on 08 8366 4519.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)

Community VisitorCreate a new friendship with someone who needs it most by visiting a socially or culturally isolated resident in an aged care home. Volunteer in a one-on-one capacity or as a small group.

The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Federal Government initiative which aims to help establish and strengthen links between people living in aged care homes.

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.

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.

To register your interest, please contact Huan Wang on 08 8366 4604 or email or complete our Volunteer Enquiry Form

More information

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:

For more information about volunteering with us, download: Volunteer Handbook