About 900,000 South Australian volunteers of all ages and abilities contribute valuable skills, time and energy to our state’s economy. People who participate in their communities through volunteering feel happier, healthier and more socially connected.

DHS helps to build and strengthen volunteering in South Australia by funding, supporting and driving initiatives that recognise and celebrate volunteers, and ensure the sector’s sustainability. We are also responsible for implementing the Volunteering Strategy for SA 2021–2027. This strategy sets out a six-year plan to support and enhance volunteering in SA.

Contact DHS: ofv@sa.gov.au

Volunteer with DHS

There are many different volunteering opportunities available across the Department of Human Services (DHS). Take a look at the list below to see what's available.


Volunteer Events

Key dates of volunteer events for the year.


Volunteer Recognition

Recognising volunteers’ contribution is important not only to help retain their services but also to show appreciation for their personal dedication.

Volunteering Strategy for South Australia

Providing strategic policy advice to the South Australian government about issues affecting volunteers.


Volunteering Resources

Various sources of useful information for volunteer-involving organisations.


Page last updated 26 May 2023