Did you know that over 500 people volunteer their time and energy to support many of our programs and services? 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 own skills or make new friends, we may have just the right thing for you. Help for a day at a special event, be part of a project for a few weeks or contribute to a longer-term service.
Download the Volunteering leaflet (445K)
If you would like further information about volunteering or require a paper Volunteer Application form please contact the Volunteer Management Support Officer, Janelle Clarke, on 8301 7314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All successful volunteer applicants must attend an orientation session prior to starting as a volunteer. This ensures that all our volunteers receive information about volunteering within the council Volunteer Program and are prepared prior to starting their volunteer role. This Volunteer Orientation Handbook provides further details about being a volunteer with the City of Onkaparinga.
The City of Onkaparinga is committed to ensuring its Volunteer Management Framework fulfils the expectations of the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (Volunteering Australia).
We recognise the importance of building our communities’ capacity for volunteering.
We support volunteering to:
A volunteer is a person who:
Benefits of volunteering:
‘You make a living by what you get,
but you make a life by what you give.’
There are many other volunteering options available in our city. If you're interested in exploring other volunteer options, please contact one of the following organisations:
The Office for Volunteers provides advice to the Minister for Volunteers and delivers support programs that contribute to the government’s priorities of building the capacity of community organisations to be sustainable in years to come, and encouraging all citizens to participate in community life and care for each other.
It also has a key role in implementing the Advancing the Community Together (ACT) Partnership, a landmark agreement between the volunteer community and state government, to work together to support the development of volunteerism in South Australia. Their website provides a variety of information to support volunteering across the community
Southern Volunteering (SA) Inc provides a vital leadership role in advancing volunteering through service delivery, promotion, advocacy and support for individuals and the community. They provide the following services:
Its mission is to promote and celebrate volunteering and play a key leadership role in advancing volunteering by providing an extensive range of services, support and resources for volunteers and volunteer organisations. Key services include:
Our Nature Conservation team also works in close partnership with organisations such as Trees for Life and the NRM board to to protect and restore areas of bushland and coastal vegetation in our city.
Visit our Environmental Volunteers page for more information on how you can get involved.
The partners endorsing the Strategy are:
Here is a great video on the benefits on volunteering for your council. Congratulations to the councils involved in producing it: