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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

Shopping Assistant

Woman delivering groceries

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

This is a great role for someone who enjoys meeting people and helping people to remain socially connected and able to participate in everyday activities.

Shopping Assistant

This role requires a volunteer to take grocery bags out of the supermarket trolley and place them in the allocated space within the rear of the bus. The Shopping Assistant does not drive the bus. 

Upon arriving at the passenger’s home, the volunteer takes the grocery bags out of the bus and places them at the front door. 

Shopping bus runs consist of small groups of 6-8 people who are provided with transport to and from the shopping centre nearest their place of residence.

Availability: Fortnightly on Friday, 12 noon to 2:30pm.

Register your interest

To register you interest in these roles, please complete our online Volunteer Application Form

For more information, contact our Program Coordinator, Kerry-Anne McVeigh, on 08 8366 4595 or kmcveigh@npsp.sa.gov.au

Stepping Out

Men wheel chair talking

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.


Register your interest

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please complete our online Volunteer Application Form

For more information, contact our Community Care Services Project Officer, Maria De Conno on 08 8366 4519 or mdeconno@npsp.sa.gov.au  

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.

Register your interest

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please complete our online Volunteer Application Form

For more information, contact our Community Visitor Scheme Coordinator, Huan Wang on 08 8366 4604 or hwang@npsp.sa.gov.au

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Baby laugh happy

Do you have an interest in singing and supporting children's development through music and play?

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and creative volunteers to assist with our Baby Bounce Program held at St Peters and Payneham Libraries 

Baby Bounce sessions provide opportunities for parents and caregivers to participate and share stories, music and nursery rhymes with their babies aged 0-24 months. 

The volunteer role requires a commitment of one morning a week for around 2 hours during school term as follows:

  • St Peters Library – alternate Wednesdays
  • Payneham Library – alternate Thursdays.

Occasional availability during school holidays is desirable.

Register your interest

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please complete our online Volunteer Application Form

For more information, contact the Children’s and Youth Services Librarian, Simone Wise on 08 8336 0339 or swise@npsp.sa.gov.au

Borthwick Park Biodiversity Program

Borthwick Park VolunteersThe 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

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please complete our online Volunteer Application Form

For more information, contact our Works Coordinator, Parks & Gardens, Wayne Bambrick on 08 83609008 or wbambrick@npsp.sa.gov.au

Friends of the Billabong

Friends of the Billabong Group Photo

Become a Friends of the Billabong (FOB) volunteer and help restore and preserve the unique native habitat of St Peters Billabong.

The aim of the Friends of the Billabong (FOB) is to restore native habitat, increase biodiversity and improve the quality of water flowing into the River Torrens.

FOB volunteers participate in regular working bees and are mainly involved in natural re-vegetation work and offer practical, hands-on assistance including planting, weed eradication, watering and general site improvement according to the agreed management plan.

For more information and to register your interest, visit: Friends of the Billabong

Special Events

St Peters Fair 2019 BubblesIf you like working with people and being part of creating something special, then volunteering for Council events might be for you. It's challenging, satisfying and most of all, fun!

Work with our Events Unit on the Norwood Christmas Pageant, Raising the Bar, St Peters Fair and many more Council activations.

Activities include:

  • attending and organising group meetings
  • liaising between the Council, appropriate event suppliers and community groups
  • event set up, delivery and packdown.


Register your interest

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please complete our online Volunteer Application Form

For more information, contact our Events Coordinator, Anna Wilson on 08 8366 4527 or events@npsp.sa.gov.au

More information

If you are interested in one or more of the vacancies listed above, call our Volunteer Services Coordinator on 08 8366 4555 or email: volunteering@npsp.sa.gov.au

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