A message from your Mayor

Volunteers - keeping our community together!

How to become a Volunteer

Step 1 - Thinking about what's involved...

Before you apply for a volunteer position we ask that you consider the following questions

  • What is your motivation for volunteering how will it benefit you/others?
  • Do have some time available to give to the activity?
  • Are you willing to make a commitment to see the project through?
  • Are you prepared to undertake training necessary for the role?
  • Are you prepared to undergo a criminal record check as a requirement in some of the roles?
  • If your work organisation/ School/ Tafe/ Uni/ supports your voluntary involvement what time commitment do they allow?

Step 2 - Finding the right volunteer position...

  • Check if there is a vacancy
  • Read through the position descriptions and choose the one that you feel most suited to

Step 3 - Contact us

  • Contact the Program Coordinator listed on the vacancy to make an appointment for an interview
  • Complete the application form attached - Volunteer Registration Form

Step 4 - Interview

  • At the interview, your interest and suitability for the role/s you have selected are discussed and any questions you may have will be addressed
  • Please take along your application form and some form of personal identification i.e. license, birth certificate
  • Positions requiring police checks will need to be undertaken and approved before you will be able to begin
  • If for some reason the position isn't right for you, we will look at alternative options either within Council or with other organisations that we are familiar with

Step 5 - Induction

If you're successful in gaining the position the Program Coordinator will organise the following for you

  • Attendance at Volunteering with Playford session
  • On the job induction
  • Name badge
  • Training depending on the area you are working in
  • Position description

Welcome to the team!

For more information call City of Playford on 8256 0333 or email playford@playford.sa.gov.au

 

 FAST FACT

The US Institue for the Advancement of Health found that once-a-week volunteers were 10 times more likely to report good health than people who volunteered once a year or less and that people with arthritis, headaches, back pain or another chronic condition reported significant relief from pain and discomfort while they were volunteering.

90% of 3,300 volunteers rated their health as better than similar people who didn't volunteer - and better since they started volunteering!

 

 

 

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