Community Volunteer

Important Dates for 2016

National Volunteer Week 09 - 15 May 2016
Volunteer Movie Day 13 May 2016, 10am - 10pm
International Volunteers Managers Appreciation Day      5 November each year
International Volunteer Day 5 December each year

Adelaide Hills Volunteer Charter

The Adelaide Hills Volunteer Charter, which was signed on 16 May 2014 as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations, explains the role of Hills Volunteering as the Volunteer Resource Centre for the Adelaide Hills.

The Volunteer Resource Centre is a one-stop shop for all activities relating to volunteering, including information on volunteer vacancies, support for volunteers in their chosen area of work, training courses to enable volunteers to update their skiills in line with current practices, network opportunities for volunteer managers and promotion of volunteering through the media, such as our weekly Community Connections feature.

The driving force behind all these activities is the recognition that volunteering connects our communities and improves the health and wellbeing of our citizens. 

If you would like a copy of the Charter to go on the wall of your organisation, please email us at:  media@hillsvolunteering.org.au

2014 Signed Volunteer Charter(140 kb)


Volunteer Vacancies


Home and Community Care

The Social Options program aims to reintroduce meaningful contact for isolated clients through assisting gradual integration back into their local community according to client needs.

Current vacancies in the Social Options Program may include:

Friendly Visiting - volunteers visit isolated clients in their own homes to reintroduce meaningful contact within each clients life for 2 hours a fortnight. Volunteers can also take clients out to local venues or events using Council Pool Cars.

Barker Blokes - a lunch club for men that have become isolated. Volunteers take men out in a group using Council Pool Cars to various venues. Volunteers drive as well as supervise and assist the men on the day. Any costs for entry fees or lunches for volunteers are covered by the program.

Club Links Program - a short term assistance program where volunteers help clients attend local clubs and groups and support them through the integration process until the club or group members support the client to attend the club or group.

Time commitment varies but is flexible and would suit a volunteer looking for a flexible schedule to enhance their lifestyle.

Requirements of the role:

Current Driver's Licence
Undergo and maintain a successful Home and Community Care Police Clearance
Willingness to undergo training specific to the program.
Social Options Volunteer Position Specification(187 kb)

For more information contact: Hills Volunteering on 8339 4400 or Council's Community Services on 8391 7234


Laratinga Wetland Volunteers

Position Description - Environmental Volunteer(27 kb)

Advert - Environmental Volunteers


Tourism Information Volunteer

Hey there, yes you!

Exciting Volunteer positions available at Hahndorf

You may well be the person we are looking for at our vibrant Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre in Hahndorf. The Centre is accredited under National guidelines and operates seven days a week servicing the needs of tourists and visitors to the Adelaide Hills.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to regular weekend work, and at least one 4 hour shift during the week if possible.

Other attributes include having a friendly outgoing nature, with local tourism knowledge, a curious mind, basic IT skills and some previous sales experience would be preferred but not essential. 

If this description fits your lifestyle and you are looking to meet and help people from all over the world and work within a friendly environment, then come and learn more about volunteering at the Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre.

Mount Barker District Council is running an Information and Induction session in the chambers on Level 1, 6 Dutton Road Mount Barker on Tuesday 14 June 2016 between 2 and 3pm.

To book in please contact Lisa Bond, Visitor Information Centre Co-ordinator on 8388 1185, Mobile 0411 167 435 or Email lbond@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Position Description - Tourism Information Volunteer - July 2015(68 kb)

Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre


Hills Volunteering

Hills Volunteering is the Volunteer Resource Centre for the Hills region connecting volunteers and organisations.

For recruitment, training and other volunteering needs please call 0437 034 806 and ask for Hills Volunteering or email enquiries@hillsvolunteering.org.au. Mount Barker District Council is proud to be a funding partner in this initiative and works closely with Hills volunteering to value, support and promote volunteering.


Do you manage volunteers?

Then consider joining other local Volunteer Managers at the Eastern Hills Volunteer Managers' Network meeting
This group, hosted by Hills Volunteering, is a great networking opportunity to hear the latest news and to discuss volunteer management with others in the sector.


The group meet from 10am-12noon at the
Positive Aging Centre
36 Nairne Road

Proposed Dates for 2016 are:

  • January 27
  • March 2
  • May 4
  • July 6
  • September 7
  • November 2

For more information please phone Hills Volunteering on 0437 034 806 or email enquiries@hillvolunteering.org.au 


Office for Volunteers

The Office for Volunteers website contains information on volunteering, management, special programs, grants information and further links to excellent sites that will be helpful. Office for Volunteers website: http://www.ofv.sa.gov.au/


6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200