- Addressing the cost of living
- Australian Service Excellence Standards
- LGBTIQ Inclusion
- Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
- Northern Connections
- Southern Connections
- Results-Based Accountability
- STARservice Development Program
- South Australian Not-for-Profit Funding Rules and Guidelines (SANFRAG)
- Place-based approach
- Concessions and Support Services
- Volunteer with DHS
- Grants for organisations
Volunteer with DHS
Volunteering can provide the chance to meet new people, share knowledge and experience and learn new skills, while giving something back to the community.
There are many different volunteering opportunities available across the Department of Human Services (DHS), including in the areas of disability services, domiciliary care and women's information service. Take a look at the list below to see what's available.
Helping people with a disability
Government disability services provide a state-wide range of community and accommodation services to people with disability.
For more information about volunteering opportunities in government disability services, phone the Volunteer Manager at either Strathmont Centre (Oakden) on 8266 8539 or Highgate Park (Fullarton) on 8372 1400.
Get involved in Domiciliary Care
Domiciliary Care helps people with reduced ability to care for themselves, helping them to stay living in their own homes close to loved ones, family and their local community. Volunteer consumer committees meet regularly to provide advice and consultation for service improvement.
For more information about volunteering opportunities with Domiciliary Care, phone their Volunteer Coordinator on 8132 6015.
Volunteer with the Community Visitor Scheme
Community Visitors are trained volunteers who work in pairs to visit and inspect the facilities, and engage with as many clients as possible to hear about their experiences. They also make inquiries into client care and treatment.
Community Visitors first communicate any issues to staff at the facility to try and resolve matters. They also provide the Principal Community Visitor with a written report on their visit.
Further information, including who can apply and how to apply, can be found on the Community Visitor Scheme website.
Help support the Women's Information Service
Volunteers at Women’s Information Service (WIS) work with women from all different walks of life, and currently WIS have two areas of volunteering:
WIS Shopfront and Community Engagement
WIS shopfront volunteers provide information and referrals to women who call the WIS phone line or visit the WIS city location in person. There are also opportunities to volunteer at community events on WIS stalls and to provide talks about WIS to student groups.
Family Court Support
WIS Family Court Support volunteers attend court with women who don’t have friends or family to provide support. Many of the cases involve a history of domestic violence and the court process can be daunting and difficult to navigate. WIS volunteers provide information about the court and its processes, sit with the woman before and during the hearing and provide a listening ear.
Find out more about volunteering opportunities at the Women’s Information Service website or phone 8303 0590.
Other volunteering opportunities
There are many other volunteering opportunities available across South Australia. Volunteer work is available in community services, education, emergency services, sport and recreation, health, tourism, the arts, the environment and more.
To find out more about how you can become a volunteer and help others: