Volunteering to Help your Community
Congratulations! You've just taken the first step towards doing something great for yourself and your community. This site will lead you to information about why we need volunteers, what volunteer roles we have in our community, how to get involved and lots more.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life - business people, community leaders, students, parents and retirees. Whether you want to help others gain valuable experience, share your skills or make new friends, we may have just the thing for you.
There are a wide variety of volunteering roles which can be flexible according to your availability, skills and interests.
Volunteers connect closely with the local community to help build vibrant places to live, work and play. In some cases, without volunteer involvement the services we deliver would be limited; in fact, some of the programs we offer would stop altogether without the support of volunteers. With our community continually growing, we are always in need of more volunteers.
What can you do to help?
You can help for a day at a special event... be part of a project for a few weeks... or contribute on an ongoing basis.
We have many different types of volunteer jobs at Prospect. Also, some people have specialised skills that they would like to share. If this is you, just read the 'how to get involved' section below and we will contact you to look at creating a role just for you!
Community Transport - Volunteer Bus Drivers and Helpers
Volunteer Community Bus Drivers and Helpers assist Council to provide a popular and well-utilised bus service for older residents. Volunteers drive the Council’s Community Bus on a rostered basis, taking passengers to the Library, local shopping centres and on social outings. Helpers assist elderly passengers with shopping, boarding and disembarking and just ‘having a chat’.
Justice of the Peace
(Fridays from 1pm to 4pm at Civic Centre; or Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm at the Library).
Applicants will need to be registered with the SA Attorney General’s Department.
Our Volunteer Park Angels ‘add value’ and contribute to the native habitat and biodiversity of our Parks by helping to maintain our ‘natural play spaces’.
Social Program Assistant (Community Support Team).
Volunteers with the support of staff assist with the delivery of services to our clients in our Community Social Programs. Vacancies are available in the following programs:-
- Community Lunch Social Program. Program alternates each month between Prospect and Walkerville Town Halls (a social group who enjoys a 3 course meal and entertainment). Every 1st Thursday of the month 9.30am to 3pm.
- Matinee Performances are held at the Prospect Town Hall (a cabaret style live performance by local artists). 9.30am to 1.30pm on Fridays once a month.
- Prospect Friendship Group is held at Prospect Community Hall (a social group for seniors who enjoy bingo, cards, entertainment along with organised outings. 9.30am-2pm Wednesdays
- Seniors Group is held at Prospect Community Hall (a social group for seniors who enjoy indoor bowls and afternoon tea) Thursdays 1pm-3pm.
- Collinswood Friendship Group is held at the Nailsworth Community Hall (a social group for seniors who enjoy indoor bowls and afternoon tea) Mondays 12.45pm-4pm (except for Public Holidays).
The interested applicants will need to undergo background checks including a criminal history check and be able to commit to the programs roster/schedule. Volunteers will be assisting our clients who maybe children, frail aged and / or people with a disability.
To register, or for further information contact the Volunteer and Community Programs Coordinator, Alison Wall on 8342 8059.
How to get involved?
It's easy! Simply click here to join. You will then be connected to our Volunteer database, where you will just need to answer a few questions to complete your application.
Alternatively, you can email us.
What's in it for you?
Share your own knowledge and skills with others, meet new people and expand your networks. Be involved in activities and programs that make a real difference to your local communities, gain new skills and experience in an area of interest that can create a pathway to employment.
The best thing is, just about anyone can volunteer. So if you are reliable and enthusiastic, join us! If you have not completely made up your mind, come along to our information session and learn more about what we do.
Other Volunteer Vacancies within the Prospect area:
Labrina Village Residential Care
Southern Cross Care - Residential Care Homes are vibrant places to live and visit. Volunteers are a fundamental part of their social activities as they provide friendship and companionship to their residents. They are looking for volunteers who can visit residents on a 1:1 basis to provide companionship and or taking a resident out for lunch or a site seeing activity e.g. movies, beach, shopping centre. For more information contact Hannah Jeffrey at Southern Cross Care via email or phone 8292 1800.
Uniting Communities provide social support to socially isolated older people living in both the community and in residential facilities. A variety of volunteer roles are available including 1:1 friendly visits, drivers, musicians, arts and crafts group leader, seamstresses, friendly dog owners, hairdressers. If you have a passion for something, we have an older person who would enjoy engaging in an activity. For more information contact Christine Grover via email or phone 8375 1410.
There are many similarities between traditional “volunteering” and being a member of a service club / community organisation; as these organisations also promote community connection and opportunities for individuals to assist their local community.
The following organisations are always seeking new members:
Prospect Local Environment Group (PLEG)
PLEG are holding bi-monthly markets on Saturdays from the Vine Street Plaza, Prospect Road. This group are looking for persons to assist them with their markets e.g. meeting and greeting, information table (answering general enquiries from the public), and / or setting up and packing up and keeping the venue clean and tidy. Eco Markets will be held from 8am to 1pm on 10/10/2016, 25/02/2017, 29/04/2017, 24/06/2017, 26/08/2017, and 28/10/2017. If you are interested or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Kristina Barnett via email or phone 8269 3838.
Prospect Blair Athol Lions Club
Lion Clubs are an International service organisation serving the communities locally, nationally and internationally. They undertake various fundraising activities locally e.g. Prospect Fair, Christmas Carols, Bunnings BBQ, Multiple Birth Society events, Prospect Tourrific etc. They are looking for persons to assist with:-
• Multiple Birth Society Picnic - Sunday 20 November 2016 from 10 am to 3pm. General assistance with the BBQ i.e. setting up, packing up, cooking, and serving customers.
• Annual Christmas Carols in Park at Memorial Gardens on Friday, 25 November 2016. The Lions Club have been coordinating this popular event for over 16 years and are seeking individuals who would like to assist them with this event from 4pm to 10pm.
If you are interested and have some time to spare and would like to be a part of this organisation and / or their fundraising events please contact Roy Colaco via email or phone 0413 187 332.