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Department of Human Services

Volunteers

Volunteering is a vital part of the South Australian way of life – generating great community spirit and helping to make our neighbourhoods welcoming, safe and inclusive.

We provide strategic policy advice to the South Australian government about issues impacting volunteers, and help the Minister for Human Services maintain a high rate of people doing formal and informal volunteering in South Australia.

We also play a role in implementing the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia, which was developed in collaboration with Business SA, the state government, the Local Government Association of South Australia, and Volunteering SA&NT. Through this partnership, we work with the volunteer community to create a variety of resources, programs and events to help support and develop volunteering in South Australia.

Community Voices Program

The Community Voices program partners incorporated, community-based, not-for-profit organisations with film making students from Flinders University, to produce either a five-minute documentary or a 30-second online video ad for volunteer recruitment and community education.

The Community Voices program is open for application until Wednesday 18 December 2019.

The guidelines and online application form are available at https://www.flinders.edu.au/community-voices

Watch previous years’ videos on the Community Voices YouTube channel.

Grants

There is a range of grants for community organisations to help them support their volunteers and deliver services to the community.

To apply for a grant, organisations need to be:

  • registered and operating within South Australia
  • non-government
  • not for-profit
  • incorporated with a registered ABN, and
  • delivering services or support to the South Australian community.

If a community organisation is not incorporated, their grant application will need to be sponsored by an incorporated organisation or a council registered under the Local Government Act 1999.

Other state government grants include:

Grants SA

Grants SA provides over $3 million in grants annually to community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage.

Grants SA Minor Round 2 (including volunteer organisations) is now open for application until 3pm 31 January 2020.

2019–20 Funding Guidelines — Minor Round $100 to $10,000

Download the Funding Guidelines — Minor Round (PDF 149.2 KB)

To find out  how to apply for a grant, go to Grants SA Minor Round 2


The Australian Government’s Department of Social Services also offers grants through their Families and Communities Grant Program, to help strengthen communities.

Contact us

Community Services: Volunteers
Telephone: 1300 014 712
Email: ofv@sa.gov.au

Screening enquiries
Telephone: 1300 321 592

Street address

Level 8, Riverside Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide

Postal address

Community Services – Volunteers
GPO Box 292
Adelaide SA 5001

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