Volunteering

Volunteering opportunities with the City of Marion cover a number of areas where volunteers work. There are also a variety of groups in the City of Marion area that volunteers work for.

We appreciate the great work that volunteers do for our community.

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Volunteer training opportunities

Peak bodies such as Volunteering SA and NT, Southern Volunteering and Northern Volunteering provide free and low cost training for volunteers.

For more information view the links below:

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Current volunteering vacancies within the City of Marion

Community Bus

Volunteer bus drivers and trip hosts/hostesses transport frail and/or aged residents of Marion to and from shopping centres in community buses. Ordinary car licence only required.

To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Mark Liebich
Community Bus Coordinator
Phone: 8375 6649

 

 

ESL Tutors - Neighbourhood Centres

To find out more about these opportunities, contact:

Cooinda, Trott Park and Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centres
Jill Daviess
Coordinator Neighbourhood Centres
Phone: 8375 6704

Glandore Community Centre
Cathlin Day
Coordinator Glandore Community Centre
Phone: 8371 1139

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Volunteering opportunities

Listed below are some of the most common volunteering opportunities available within the City of Marion Council. Simply choose an area of interest and contact the staff member listed next to the opportunity.

A full list of volunteering opportunities within the City of Marion Council and Marion community can be found by downloading the Volunteering Opportunities Booklet(231 kb).

Please note there may not always be vacancies at the time you make contact.

If you are interested in a particular department of council that is not listed below, please feel free to contact us to discuss this further.

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Community Care

Using their own car, Community Care Volunteers assist older residents of the City of Marion to get to appointments and shopping. Volunteers receive reimbursement for petrol costs.

To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Angela Bell
Social Support Officer
Phone: 8375 6649

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Community Bus

Volunteer bus drivers and trip hosts/hostesses transport frail and/or aged residents of Marion to and from shopping centres in community buses. Ordinary car licence only required.

To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Mark Liebich
Community Bus Coordinator
Phone: 8375 6649

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Graffiti Removal Program

Volunteers are issued with graffiti removal kits and asked to remove graffiti as directed by the Program Coordinator. No ladders or climbing required. Full training in use and handling of chemicals provided as well as appropriate safety equipment e.g. gloves, vests, etc. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:


Vickie Johnson
Graffiti Program Coordinator
Phone: 8375 6710

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Justice of the Peace

To be a Justice of the Peace (JP) Volunteer, you must be a qualified Justice of the Peace. To find out more about what is required to become a qualified JP, visit the Attorney General's Department website or phone 8207 1725. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Leonie McClelland
Customer Service Consultant
Phone: 8375 6798

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Libraries

Volunteers work at libraries located at Hallett Cove, Park Holme, and the Marion Cultural Centre. To find out more about these opportunities, contact:

Renya Spratt
Volunteers and Branch Operations Officer - Libraries
Phone: 8375 6735

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Neighbourhood Centres

A variety of social and recreational activities are available at Neighbourhood Centres located at Cooinda, Trott Park, Mitchell Park and Glandore. Activities are run with volunteer assistance. To find out more about these opportunities, contact:

Cooinda, Trott Park and Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centres
Jill Daviess
Coordinator Neighbourhood Centres
Phone: 8375 6704

Glandore Community Centre
Cathlin Day
Coordinator Glandore Community Centre
Phone: 8371 1139

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Volunteering at City of Marion Events

Event Volunteers will provide support to City of Marion staff facilitating community events in a variety of roles. Duties decided on based on skills and abilities of volunteers. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Vanita Schwarz
Volunteer Development Officer
Phone: (08) 8375 6636
Email: vanita.schwarz@marion.sa.gov.au

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Volunteering with Human Resources

Bus Tour Guide/Bus Driver for Staff and Volunteer Induction Tour, one volunteer will drive whilst the other will commentate (with a script provided) on City of Marion’s places of interests on the induction tour bus for new staff and volunteers. To find out more about this opportunity, contact:

Vanita Schwarz
Volunteer Development Officer
Phone: (08) 8375 6636
Email: vanita.schwarz@marion.sa.gov.au

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Volunteering with an environmental group

Get outside and help restore our natural areas while making new friends. There are a number of local environmental groups who are always looking for new members. For more information visit the Environmental Friends Groups page.

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Further information

For further information, contact:

City of Marion
Vanita Schwarz
Volunteer Development Officer
Phone: 8375 6636
Fax: 8375 6699
Email: council@marion.sa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047

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