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.

COVID-19 notice

All non-essential community and Volunteer services have ceased, with the exception of the following essential services assisting the vulnerable, elderly and less mobile members of our community, which will continue at this stage:

For full details about delivery of Council services and programs during COVID-19 conditions, visit: COVID-19 Latest Updates

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: volunteering@npsp.sa.gov.au

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

 

Current Vacancies

Community Bus Drivers

Bus passengersWe are looking for volunteer Community Bus Drivers to join our dedicated Community Bus Service team.

The Council’s Community Bus Service provides transport for shopping and social support programs to the aged, younger disabled and socially isolated people in the community.

If you like a chat and engaging with people in the community, this could be a great role for you! 

The role requires a weekly commitment on Friday afternoons from 12 noon to 3.00pm.

To apply for this role you will need:

  • current Class C Licence
  • thorough knowledge and understanding of Australian road rules and regulations
  • good customer service skills
  • ability to deal with passengers in a sensitive manner
  • ability to interact with a diverse range of people.

If you are interested in this role or for further information, please contact the Council’s Social Support Programs Officer, Kerry-Anne McVeigh on 08 8366 4595 or email kmcveigh@npsp.sa.gov.au

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, 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.

This Program runs weekly on a Saturday afternoon from 1.30 – 3.30pm at the St Peters Library Complex

For further information, contact:

Council’s Lifelong Learning Team Leader
Wendy Steele
T: 08 8336 0335
E: wsteele@npsp.sa.gov.au

Pet Care Program

Dog and woman thumbWe are seeking volunteers and eligible clients for our new Pet Care Program.

The Pet Care Program is designed to provide a free service to pet owners in our community who may be unable to regularly walk or groom their pet due to immobility, ill health, aged or other determining factors.

If you think you may be eligible for this service or would like to volunteer for this Program, please contact Belinda Naish, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 08 8366 4631 or email: bnaish@npsp.sa.gov.au (Monday to Wednesday).

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Stepping Out

Community Care Services - playing chessDo 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: volunteering@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.

To register your interest, please contact Huan Wang on 08 8366 4604 or email hwang@npsp.sa.gov.au or complete our Volunteer Enquiry Form