Volunteer Opportunities

Expanding Horizons- Changing Lives!

Volunteering at LCC can be a very rewarding experience. Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends, make a meaningful contribution to society, gain valuable skills and experience and have fun!

Our volunteers are integral to our ability to deliver services. We have over 500 volunteers, who work alongside staff and actively contribute in many ways to the work of our organisation.

Volunteers are matched to the programs that best suit their skills and aims. Volunteers can choose their time commitment. Giving even a couple of hours per week is appreciated. We provide training and ongoing support to all of our volunteers, and offer reimbursement for travel and other expenses.

A range of volunteer opportunities are available.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the following programs or have a specific skill set you can offer please contact us and we can discuss other opportunities which may be available.

We are always in need of volunteers for the programs listed below but for a list of immediate vacancies click here.

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Op Shops

Our Op Shops sell good quality and affordable pre-loved clothing, household goods and bric-a-brac. Volunteers help sort clothing and household goods, set up shop displays, serve customers and work as drivers to deliver stock.

Location: Blair Athol, Smithfield, Payneham and Swan Reach
Time Commitment: ongoing 

Christmas Hamper Appeal

Every year LCC provides Christmas gifts to children and more than 800 Christmas hampers to families and individuals on low incomes. Volunteers assist with registrations and the preparation and distribution of hampers and toys from LCC offices.

Location: Blair Athol and Nuriootpa
Time Commitment: once-off or ongoing (annually) 

Shed Workers, Gardening and Maintenance

Volunteers perform various maintenance and handyman duties including organising LCC sheds and gardening. Volunteers also help to run basic maintenance classes for our Emergency Family Accommodation tenants.

Location: Blair Athol, Sefton Park, Barossa Valley (Nuriootpa) and Davoren Park 
Time Commitment: once-off or ongoing 

Emergency Relief

Clothing, food and other assistance is available to people who are experiencing hardship. Emergency Relief Volunteers provide assessment for practical assistance. Professional training is provided.

Location: Blair Athol, Nuriootpa 
Time Commitment: ongoing  

Financial Counselling

Qualified, volunteer Financial Counsellors provide assistance in a range of services relating to personal finances such as budgeting and money management, consumer rights, negotiating with creditors, concession eligibility, debt recovery and bankruptcy. This role requires volunteers to hold a Diploma of Social Services (Financial Counselling).

Location: Blair Athol and Nuriootpa 
Time Commitment: ongoing  

Budget Support Worker

Budget Support Workers provide basic financial assistance such as preparing Income and Expenditure statements, household budgets and temporary payment plans.

Location: Alice Springs, Blair Athol and Nuriootpa 
Time Commitment: ongoing 

FamilyZone

FamilyZone is a community centre at Ingle Farm offering a range of services to families with children under 12 years. Volunteers assist our onsite Crèche by visiting vulnerable families and introducing them to the FamilyZone, meeting and greeting families, running our holiday programs for children and completing minor maintenance projects.

Location: Ingle Farm
Time Commitment: ongoing 

Mobile Crèche Service

Crèche is provided free of charge to assist parents who attend community courses. Volunteer Crèche workers are trained to provide this service in conjunction with the community centre.

Location: various metropolitan areas
Time Commitment: ongoing 

Visiting Families at Home

Various in-home support is provided for parents experiencing difficulties with parenting and personal issues. Volunteers help families experiencing difficulties in the Modbury and Enfield area.

Location: Tea Tree Gully, Campbelltown,  Salisbury, Enfield/Prospect council areas
Time Commitment: ongoing 

Community Visitors Scheme 

Volunteer Community Visitors link with one resident in an aged care facility to visit once a fortnight for companionship and friendship. Some Community Visitors also visit recipients of a Commonwealth Government Home Care Package which involves visiting the recipient in their own home regularly, usually fortnightly.

Location: Adelaide Hills Murray Bridge, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor and Yankalilla, Barossa Valley, Balaklava, and the Western and North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide

Time Commitment: one hour per fortnight (flexible) 

New Neighbours Settlement Support

A range of Volunteer opportunities are available if you enjoy working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Duties may include assisting Settlement Workers with casework, organising group activities or information sessions, interpreting or accompanying clients to appointments. For more information please contact our volunteer coordinator.

Location: Blair Athol
Time Commitment: ongoing   

Peachey Place Living Skills Centre

Peachey Place aims to teach every day living skills to the community and while doing so build upon the strengths of each individual. Volunteers at Peachey Place Living Skills Centre assist with a variety of tasks including weekly cooking classes, a tool library, administration assistance and a community garden.

Location: Davoren Park
Time Commitment: short term or ongoing

Tax Help

Volunteers assist people on a low income complete basic tax returns. Volunteers receive training and support. The tax-help program runs from July - October each year.

Location: Barossa Valley
Time Commitment: once-off or ongoing (annually)  

 

Metropolitan Area
Tel: 08 8269 9333
Email: enquiries@lccare.org.au

Barossa Valley
Tel: 08 8562 2688
Email: barossa@lccare.org.au