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Volunteer Vacancies

Join the Playford Volunteer team to make a difference in your local community. There are many exciting opportunities to get involved and meet new people, develop new skills, share your talents, improve your employability or just to help out! Check out the vacancies below and if it sounds like the role for you, read the following http://playford.sa.gov.au/howtobeavolunteer and contact the Program Coordinator to organise an interview time. We look forward to hearing from you!


Program / Contact Person



Available Positions


Biodiversity Projects

Program Coordinator
Jo Park
Ph: 8256 0425
Email: jpark@playford.sa.gov.au

Where: Nursery days are held at the Playford Operations Centre, 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park.

When:  Activities are held on Saturday mornings in accordance with a quarterly calendar. Click on the link for more information

Playford Greening Volunteers

Time: 9am – 12 noon

The Environment team work with volunteers to undertake projects that add value and contribute towards enhancing environmental outcomes and protecting natural resources assets of the City of Playford.

Nursery Volunteer - Propagation of local native plants for use in biodiversity focused revegetation projects. Activities include seed sowing, seedling transplanting, weeding, cleaning tubes and other general nursery activities as required.

Revegetation Volunteer - Assist the Biodiversity and Revegetation Council Officers with revegetation activities that contribute to the biodiversity of the City of Playford. Activities include planting, weeding, watering and general maintenance work in revegetation sites as needed.

Requirements: Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions, reasonable level of fitness, interested in the environment

Smithfield Plains Food Co-op

Program Coordinator
Kelly Clay
PH: 8254 3641
Email: kclay@playford.sa.gov.au

Playford Food Co-op staff and volunteers work together to provide a friendly and welcoming retail service that offers low cost nutritional food and essential grocery items accessible to all of the community.

Volunteers assist with serving customers and packing/shelving of stock.

Must be well presented and of reasonable fitness.

Shifts available for FULL days only 9.30am - 4.30pm

Friends Programs

Program Coordinator
Claire Redmond
PH: 8256 0241
Email: credmond@playford.sa.gov.au

Please note that Claire is only in the office Thurs/Fri

Working with people with an intellectual disability volunteers have an important role supporting the broad range of activities participants undertake to maximise opportunities for skill development and increased independence (working with rather than ‘doing’ for).

Activities include recreation, craft, cooking, music, swimming, fitness, community outings, sewing, games, social & independent living skills building through activities and workshops.

Friends volunteers are:

  • Positive and friendly
  • Energetic
  • Have good communication and listening skills
  • Have a genuine interest in working with people with Intellectual disabilities
  • Reasonably fit
  • Prepared to have a DCSI police check

Shifts available: Friday 9.30 - 2.30pm 

For more information please contact the Program Coordinator

(Please note that Claire is only in the office Thurs/Fri)

Graffiti Removal

Program Coordinator
Emily Deller
Ph: 8256 0228
Email: edeller@playford.sa.gov.au

Playford ‘TAG’ (Target all Graffiti) team volunteers do an amazing job keeping our city clean and free from Graffiti. To be able to continue this service to the community we need more volunteers to join our fabulous team. If you are available for a couple hours a week, have a current driver’s license and are prepared to undertake training to learn how to remove graffiti safely then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that this position is unable to provide 15 hours of volunteer work to fulfil Centrelink requirements.

Requirements: Reasonable level of fitness, driver’s license, knowledge of Work Health & Safety

Grenville Hub / Transport Services

Program Coordinator

Janet Redmond
Ph: 8256 0264
E: jredmond@playford.sa.gov.au

Where: 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth

When: Programs and services operate 6 days a week.
Office hours Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm


The Grenville Community Connections Hub is a 'one stop shop' providing a range of services that promote healthy ageing and support community connections. Kitchen Assistant:  volunteers work with the Meals, Service & Hospitality Coordinator with general kitchen duties, including food preparation & serving of meals, and maintaining clean working area to deliver flexible catering options for customers.

Requirements:Reasonable fitness, ability to work in a fast paced environment, safe food handling

Drivers - Home Assist and Community Passenger Network drivers assist clients who are frail aged or transport disadvantaged by providing a range of transport using council vehicles to attend social outings, appointments etc.

Ideal opportunity for individuals with a Centrelink requirement of 15 hours per week, Thursday evening and Saturday shifts will be signed off as additional hours.

Requirements:Clean driving record; undertake driver accreditation program, reliable, sense of direction, friendly and flexible.

Rural Program

Program Coordinator

Emma Fajardo
Ph: 0403 580 567
Email: efajardo@playford.sa.gov.au

Where: One Tree Hill Institute, Black Top road, One Tree Hill

The Rural program coordinates a range of activities and groups for older people based in the rural areas of  Playford and is supported by a fantastic team of volunteers so why not join us!

We are currently seeking a cook to prepare morning tea and lunch for up to 20 people.  

Skills/Knowledge required: 

  • Knowledge of Safe Food Handling requirements
  • Skills related to the planning and preparation of nutritional meals
  • Knowledge of food preparation
  • Knowledge of hygiene and safety on the kitchen
  • Awareness and understanding of safe work practices

Time commitment:  Thursday (OTH) 9.30 - 2.30pm

Wheels in Motion

Program Coordinator

Naomi Aguis
Ph: 8256 0145
Email: naguis@playford.sa.gov.au

Where: Vehicle pick up Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth

When:  Shifts available weekdays and weekends

Wheels in Motion Program offers driver experience under volunteer supervision to young people in the City of Playford who have barriers preventing them from gaining necessary driving hours to sit a provisional license test.

Volunteers receive training, insurance, a safe vehicle and ongoing support. Women and men from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to get involved.

Requirements: Clean driving record, patient, prepared to undergo driver assessment, genuine interest in working with young people and cultural diverse backgrounds.



For additional volunteer vacancies located in the Northern Suburbs please contact:
Northern Volunteering
39 John Street, Salisbury, South Australia 5108
Phone: 08 8250 1582
Email: nvsa@internode.on.net

Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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