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
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!