Volunteering for your council

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.

To find out more about volunteering with the City of Onkaparinga, contact the Volunteer Management Officer on (08) 8384 0574 or email micfes@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

Endless ways to be involved with City of Onkaparinga

Download the Volunteering leaflet

About volunteering

We recognise the importance of building our communities’ capacity for volunteering.
We support volunteering to:

  • develop and strengthen the links between council and our communities
  • provide personal development opportunities for individuals in our communities
  • tap into the skills, experience, talents, energies, ideas and knowledge of people in our communities
  • extend and expand services to our communities
  • enable local people to play an active role in our council.

A volunteer is a person who:

  • benefits the community and themselves by participating in volunteer programs
  • provides their services of their own free will
  • does not receive any monetary reward (reimbursements of out of pocket expenses are not regarded as monetary reward)
  • undertakes activities which complement, but do not replace the services provided by paid staff.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • meet new people and expand your networks
  • be involved in activities and programs that make a real difference to local communities
  • gain new skills and experience in an area of interest that can create a pathway to employment.

‘You make a living by what you get,
but you make a life by what you give.’
Winston Churchill

How to register your interest

Please apply online or complete the application form and submit online or send it to:

The Volunteer Management Officer
City of Onkaparinga
PO Box 1
Noarlunga Centre
SA 5168

For further information please contact the Volunteer Management Officer on (08) 8384 0574 or micfes@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

Volunteer Orientation

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.