Volunteering

City of Prospect recognises that volunteers play an important and valuable part in our community. Where volunteers are engaged with Council activities, we strive to provide volunteers with the opportunity to be a part of a team where they feel valued and appreciated

There are many opportunities for volunteers to be involved throughout our City. We believe that volunteers who donate their time and skills to assist the community should be provided with the right support and resources where appropriate.

People often volunteer for many different reasons, including…

  • Enjoyment
  • Improving the community
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Developing social networks
  • Gaining work experience
  • Utilising untapped skills
  • Learning new skills
  • Building self-confidence and self esteem
  • Enjoying the contact they get with other people
  • Maintaining existing skills
  • Satisfaction of work
  • Meeting new challenges
  • Enhancing responsibility
  • Enhancing a curriculum vitae (increasing employability)
  • Opening new job networks

Digital Technology Tutors

Assists with the delivery of one on one training sessions for those who are wanting help with technology i.e. their laptop, internet, emails, tablet, smart phone etc.  This role would suit applicants who have experience using a wide range of technology and can commit to a roster / schedule for a minimum of 6 months.

Social Program Assistant - Men's Shed

Assists the Community Support Team who provide the Men’s Shed as a social program for older men to enhance their quality of life through social engagement.   This role involves assisting with set up and pack up of the facility, helping participants with various wood-working projects/activities and requires someone with a good understanding of WHS.  This role is based at the Men’s Shed facility (rear of Nailsworth Community Hall) and would suit applicants who ideally have a background in wood-working and who can commit to an ongoing role each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Toy Library Assistant

Assists library staff with the operation of a high quality and varied collection of toys and activities for loan to families / caregivers with pre-school aged children.  This role would suit applicants who can commit to a roster / schedule on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays for a minimum of 2-3 hour per week for 6 months.

Community Transport - Volunteer Bus Drivers and / or 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, board and disembarking and just ‘having a chat’.

Rhyme Time Facilitator

Assist Library staff plan and deliver a pre-school aged children’s program consisting of the singing of nursery rhymes accompanied by simple musical instruments on Thursday mornings.  Experience / qualifications in early Childhood Development is an advantage but not essential.

Tourrific Prospect Street Party

Our Events team deliver two large community events; the Prospect Spring Fair in October, and the Tourrific Prospect Street Party to be held on 20 January 2020.  These events are free and attract thousands of local people and would not be possible or successful without the support of volunteers. We are now seeking volunteers to assist with the Tourrific Prospect Street Party with roles such as signage installation, welcoming committee (gate entry), survey officers, traffic marshals (assist with parking) and Event Angels etc.   If you can spare a few hours on the day and attend an information session prior to the event we would love to hear from you.

How to get involved

It’s easy to register your interest - simply click here! You will be connected to our volunteer database, where you will just need to answer a few questions to complete your application.

Alternatively, if you would like more information about the above vacancies, contact the Volunteer and Community Programs Coordinator on 8269 5355 or email us at admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

Other volunteer vacancies within the Prospect area

Meals on Wheels

Prospect Branch are looking for new volunteers to join their team.  Join other like minded people and enjoy the friendly camaraderie of the Prospect branch whilst you assist in providing an important service to the community.  The prospect branch are looking for drivers, delivery helpers and kitchen helpers.  Ring Rosey on 0417 874081 for more information.

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 on 8292 1800 or email hannah.jeffrey@southernxc.com.au

Uniting Communities

Uniting Communities aim to enhance the quality of life, wellbeing and independence through a number of social support programs and group outings for older people living in the community.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for, but not limited to, visitors, drivers, phone support, friendly dogs and their owners, musicians and people with an interest in art and craft.  For more information, call in and see us at our Allied Health site - 332 Regency Road, Prospect or contact Jacqui on 8202 5907.  They would love to hear from you and explore some ideas.

Connecting Up.

Assist with the SACommunity Information Directory.  Undertake research and liaise with community based organisations to ensure data is up-to-date.  This volunteer role works across two organisations (Connecting Up and City of Prospect).   This role would suit applicants who have experience using a computer, email and the internet, a friendly phone manner and are able to work in a team and independently. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential in this role!  Contact Catherine McIntryre, Community Information Coordinator on 8212 8555 ext 203 or cm@connectingup.org

Aboriginal Community Connect.

Do you have a passion for working with the Aboriginal Community? If YES, then Aboriginal Community Connect wants to hear from you. Aboriginal Community Connect is one of many programs within Uniting Communities that offers a support service to the  Aboriginal Community.   If you are interested or require more information about being a volunteer with this organisation contact Renee on 8344 6054 or email ReneeS@unitingcommunities.org

Prospect District Cricket Club

Cricket today is one of the most popular sports in Australia – a sport that truly reflects Australia’s culturally diverse society.  Prospect District Cricket Club is a premier district cricket club playing in the South Australian Cricket Association competition.  This club is looking for enthusiastic, passionate and reliable volunteers to join their club in various roles such as scorers and team managers.  This club provides pathways to state and Australian Cricket for men and women.   If you would like to know more about how to get involved ring Martin 0412 77234 mfaull@lindblomslawyers.com.au or Tom 0498 06347 thomas.hastwell@outlook.com

If you would like more information about the above vacancies, contact the Volunteer and Community Programs Coordinator on (08) 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

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