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Volunteering

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Welcome!

People who live, work, study and play in the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker region enhance community lifestyle, health and wellbeing.  The knock on effect brings positive change in communities for now and into the future.

Volunteering is an opportunity to partner with us so we can build strong, connected individuals and communities across the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker region together.

Come join us, volunteer and enhance your lifestyle.

Connect with what matters to you. Volunteer.

Volunteer Connect is where community groups and organisations list their volunteering opportunities.  Individuals are also able to search to find a volunteer role that suits their needs and lifestyle with the bonus of being able to apply online.

Explore volunteer opportunities both in Council and community organisations, and discover ways of helping others, right at your fingertips:

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Be part of something big!

The Mount Barker region is one of the fastest growing regions in the state with over half of our community members volunteering in some form. Help us to continue to provide our community with their country feel lifestyle and register today.

Council have various volunteering opportunties in the following programs:
Community Programs

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Library

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Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre

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Graffiti / JPs / Environmental / Youth Programs

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For more information contact us on (08) 8391 7200 or volunteering@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Register your community group or organisation and gain access to volunteers across the region who visit our site each day looking for opportunities to offer their skills.

Volunteer Connect is an online recruitment hub where you can:

  • Create an organisation profile page
  • Post your volunteering opportunities
  • Receive applications from volunteers directly
  • Export your volunteer data

Volunteer Connect is completely free for qualifying not-for-profit organisations, community groups, schools, and sporting and social clubs in the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker Council districts.

Take the next step

Register your community group or organisation today:

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By registering your organisation you agree to the Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council Terms and Conditions for use of Volunteer Connect.

For more information contact us on (08) 8393 7200 or volunteering@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

Volunteer Connect is a free volunteer recruitment online portal provided by Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council for local not-for-profit volunteer involving community groups and organisations, and volunteers located in or servicing the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker regions.

All information published on Volunteer Connect is for the purpose of advertising community groups and organisations and their volunteer vacancies to individuals wanting to volunteer in the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker regions.  All volunteer vacancies listed must adhere to Volunteering Australia's Definition of Volunteering.

All information published on Volunteer Connect is the responsibility of the groups and organisations. Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council do not take responsibility or liability for the accuracy of content.

All information provided through the site by an individual wanting to volunteer can only be used for its intended purpose.

Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council do not provide insurance, nor accept responsibility for police, DCSI and/or working with children checks for prospective volunteers registered with Volunteer Connect.

By registering your group or organisation, you are confirming that your group or organisation has the relevant insurances required for engaging volunteers.

Any disputes or grievances that may arise between registered individuals with groups and organisations and vice versa must be resolved by the individuals and groups and organisations involved. Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council take no responsibility in settling such disputes.

Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council monitor registration and we reserve the right to delete individual, group and organisation registrations containing false or misleading information, or those which do not qualify to use Volunteer Connect.

Read more information from Volunteering SA & NT regarding rights and responsibilities of individuals volunteering and groups and organisations hosting volunteers.

Important Dates

National Volunteer Week18-24 May 2020
Volunteer Movie Day22 May 2020, 10am - 10pm
International Volunteers Managers Appreciation Day     5 November each year
International Volunteer Day

5 December each year

Pathways to Employment Videos

Please have a look at the following inspiring videos regarding pathways to employment from Volunteering SA/NT.

http://www.volunteeringsa-nt.org.au/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV92hiSNhaU

Community Programs Training Videos

Mount Barker District Council has developed a series of short videos to demonstrate to community transport volunteers how to safely assist passengers into and out of various vehicles.

  • Manual Handling for Transporting Clients – Standard Car
  • Manual Handling for Transporting Clients – Imax Van
  • Manual Handling for Transporting Clients – Bus
  • Manual Handling for Transporting Clients – Wheelchair Clients
Manual Handling for Transporting Clients - Standard Car
Manual Handling for Transporting Clients - Imax Van
Manual Handling for Transporting Clients - Bus
Manual Handling for Transporting Clients - Wheelchair Clients