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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.

Why volunteer?

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!

Current Vacancies

  • Library - Story Time Facilitator (Fridays 10am to 12pm)
    Plan and deliver story time to pre-school aged children (reading children's picture books followed by a related craft session).
  • Library - Home Selector (Wednesdays, 9am to 11am)
    Pre-select library items for library members who are unable to visit the library (clients who maybe frail aged, have a disability or illness).  
  • Community Transport - Volunteer Bus Driver (2nd & 3rd Monday of the Month, 10.30am to 3.30pm)
    Current Drivers Licence essential with some experience driving a large vehicle (10 seater bus) in the metropolitan area.  Bus licence an advantage but not essential.
  • Justice of the Peace (Fridays from 1pm to 4pm at Civic Centre; or Tuesdays 5.30pm to 8pm at the Library).
    Applicants will need to be registered with the SA Attorney General’s Department
  • Community Activity Supporter (Community and Home Support Team)
    Assist staff with the Community Lunch Social Program.  Program alternates each month between Prospect Town Hall and Walkerville.  Every 1st Thursday of the month 9.30am to 2pm; and / or  Monthly Live Performances (Friday Matinees) 9am to 1.30pm
  • Technology Tutor (Tuesday 10:15 am– 1:15pm, Wednesday 2:30 pm to 5 :00pm)
    Assist with the delivery of one on one training sessions for those who are wanting help with technology i.e. personal computer, internet, tablet, smart phone etc. Training will be provided for but the volunteer will need above average skills in computing and training.

The interested applicants will need to undergo background checks including a criminal history check and be able to commit to the programs weekly roster/schedule. Volunteers will be assisting our clients who are 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.

 

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