We are proud to have around 600 volunteers and 1,800 staff support more than 62,000 South Australians each year. Without our amazing team of volunteers, we could not provide our range of services and support to people in need.
Here at AnglicareSA, we define volunteering as time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.
Together we change lives.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we have had to postpone a number of our programs and services and therefore have limited volunteer opportunities currently available.
Our residential aged care lifestyle teams continue to welcome volunteers to help with social engagement and wellbeing activities. We have residential care homes at Brompton, Elizabeth, Westbourne Park, Grange and Trott Park.
Please fill in the online application form using the Register Your Interest button below, or alternatively view our current volunteer opportunities.
Lots of opportunities
Based on your skills, experience and availability, successful volunteer applicants will be placed in fulfilling roles that have a real impact on the community.
Volunteer roles include:
- Aged care social support
- Budget and financial counselling
- Child care and youth work
- Emergency assistance
- Family and individual support
- Food preparation
- Op shop and food store assistance
… just to name a few.
How do I become a volunteer?
- First, you will need to fill out an online application form.
- If your application is successful, we will contact you to discuss opportunities in your area that align with your interests.
- Then, you will meet with the volunteer coordinator to check the role is right for you.
- You will need to fill in our registration form and mandatory national clearance form (all costs covered by AnglicareSA)
- You are ready to start! We will provide you with an online learning account, and an induction.
We look forward to chatting with you about how we can work together to change lives.
Meet some of our volunteers
Our team of 600 volunteers come from a range of diverse backgrounds and walks of life. They all have different skills and experience, but share the same goal of supporting their community.
Yitian | Aged Care
With a styled mohawk and subtle swagger, Yitian is not your stereotypical aged care volunteer.
In 2017, Yitian (30) moved from Beijing to Adelaide to study social work at Flinders University and gain a better understanding of aged care in Australia.
Yitian has balanced his final year study commitments with continuing as a volunteer at AnglicareSA.
Ross | Emergency Assistance
You will struggle to find a person more dedicated to their local community than AnglicareSA volunteer Ross.
As an emergency assistance volunteer at AnglicareSA’s Elizabeth Mission, Ross is the first point of call for people who require urgent social support, such as those experiencing homelessness. He has been doing this for the past six years, conducting the initial one-on-one interviews to connect people to the resources they need during the most difficult time in their lives.
Anna | Early Learning
Anna has been volunteering at the AnglicareSA Daphne Street Early Learning Centre in Prospect for so long that she has seen past children grow up and return with children of their own.
After starting in 1980, Anna has seen the centre evolve from a children’s home to an early learning centre. Over the years she has been involved in everything from giving children breakfast and looking after babies, to cleaning and organising laundry.
Are you keen to learn more? Keep reading to find the answers to some common questions.
Who can volunteer?
Are you caring? Keen to help? Have some spare time?
We are looking for people who have a genuine desire to support those in need. If you want to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most, then get in touch.
If you have skills and expertise to share, and passion and time to spare, then we encourage you to apply. There are a huge range of roles on offer.
The amount of time you spend volunteering is up to you. We will work to find a role to suit your availability.
We offer ongoing roles within our programs as well as one-off opportunities. AnglicareSA supports people in need across aged care, disability support, housing and homelessness, emergency assistance, child care, youth work, family support and foster care.
We consider volunteering a mutually beneficial relationship. Here are some of the many reasons why you should get involved:
- get to know others and make new friends
- use your current skills and experience for a good cause
- increase your employment opportunities by developing new talents and expertise
- improve your confidence and wellbeing
- enjoy a sense of pride and achievement
- access AnglicareSA offers and discounts
How does AnglicareSA support its volunteers
At AnglicareSA, we have staff who are dedicated to supporting you as a volunteer. We want to make sure that you have a positive, rewarding and worthwhile volunteering experience. You will have ongoing contact with your volunteer coordinator for advice, support and training. You will have access to AnglicareSA pastoral care services and our employee assistance program.
Our volunteers are a pivotal part of the AnglicareSA community. We can’t wait to welcome you to the team!
Our volunteers doing what they love