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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.
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: email@example.com
For more information about volunteering with us, download: Volunteer Handbook
Hope Cafe volunteer
Hope café runs every Tuesday morning from 11am -1pm. A number of older people who may otherwise experience social isolation and loneliness visit the café each week. The café is a great way for the group to get out and about and enjoy the company of others.
As a volunteer, you will be encouraged to join the group for a cuppa and a chat, as well as requested to help to push wheelchairs to and from the café to fetch drinks and food for the group and to help with service in the café. You will need to be available on some Tuesdays from 11am-1pm. OHS wheelchair training will be provided for the role.
If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact Huan Wang in the Council’s volunteer services team at 08 8366 4631 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest or for more information.
Pet Care Program
We 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: email@example.com (Monday to Wednesday).
Knit & Stitch Mentor
Purl, loop, cast on, blind off….
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do 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: email@example.com
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
Create a new friendship with someone who needs it most by visiting a socially or culturally isolated resident in their home or 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 and their local community.
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 Councils.
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.
For more information, visit: Department of Health and Ageing