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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.

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All non-essential and volunteer programs have resumed with the exception of the following:

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Current Vacancies

Volunteer event planning experience for under 25's

Youth FM - May 2019-3The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking volunteers aged between 16–25 to create, coordinate and deliver events for young people throughout our City.

  • are you under 25?
  • do you want to meet new people?
  • do you want to develop your leadership skills?

Become a Youth Events Volunteer!

Youth Events Volunteers will assist staff to organise pool side events (one event per month) at the Payneham Swimming Centre, from November to February.

The position requires a commitment of approximately two hours per fortnight, increasing as events approach. These hours are flexible and can be based around the Volunteer’s commitments.

Being a Volunteer is a fulfilling and rewarding way to get involved in your local community and offers opportunities to socialise and develop your skills, experiences and interests. It’s also a great way to transition from school to career, and support tertiary studies.

If you are interested in becoming a Youth Events Volunteer or for further information about the Council’s Volunteer Program, please contact Jenah Bambrick, Program Coordinator on 08 8366 4622 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

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Baby laugh happyDo you have an interest in singing and working with young children?

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

The Baby Bounce Program provides opportunities for parents and caregivers to participate and share stories, music, songs and nursery rhymes with their children.

This volunteer role requires a commitment of one morning per week each Wednesday at the St Peters Library and each Thursday at the Payneham Library during school terms.  Occasional availability around school holidays is also desirable.

For more information, contact:

Council's Children’s and Youth Services Librarian
Simone Wise
T: 08 8336 0339

Knit & Stitch Mentor

We aPerson holding crochet hook 2897128re looking for a Knit & Stitch Mentor Volunteer to assist members of the community who have an interest in knitting, crochet 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.

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
T: 08 8336 0335

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