Volunteering with Council

We have over 100 people who volunteer their time and energy to support many of our programs and services. See Volunteering Opportunities listed below.

Current Volunteer Policy(36 kb)

If you are interested in volunteering for the District Council of Yankalilla, please complete our Volunteer Expression of Interest Form(220 kb) and return to (by mail- PO Box 9, Yankalilla, SA 5203, In person - 1 Charles Street, Yankalilla, SA 5203 or via email council@yankalilla.sa.gov.au).


The District Council of Yankalilla is accredited with Centrelink for initiative such as Newstart where volunteering is required. However, we cannot guarantee providing you with the hours requiredprograms.


All volunteers are required to attend mandatory training (ie, WHS, Induction etc) and any training relevant to the tasks they perform.

New processes coming ...

We are currently assessing our processes and framework for volunteers so watch this space for information and opportunities identified for volunteers within our Council.


If you are interested in volunteering your time in some exciting opportunities, contact Natasha Hunt a the Visitor Information Centre 8558 0240 or email her on natashahunt@yankalilla.sa.gov.au


Volunteering Opportunities

Greening the Fleurieu Coast

The Community Nursery (at the Council Depot) is in the process of being transformed!

We now have the benefit of an on-site Coordinator from Conservation Volunteers Australia running the program of events/education and equipment levels are improving in an organised work area with all-weather shelter.

As a result of Council's partnership with the Normanville Natural Resource Centre, the NRM Board and Conservation Volunteers Australia (funded by a grant from SA Health), the number of days each month that the Nursery will be open has expanded for volunteers to come and learn new skills and enjoy being with other like-minded people.

Contact Wendy on 8558 3644 if you want to join this exciting project.

This program will recommence Monday 7 September, and will continue the first and third Monday of each month.

Community Transport

Council provides four Vehicles for the program which operates under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Drivers are always in demand taking our residents to appointments all over the Fleurieu and Adelaide.

Other Programs

Visitor Information Centre


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions?
The majority of volunteer roles are designed for people who are 18 years and older however there are family volunteering opportunities for younger people to volunteer with their parent or guardian. The Volunteer Coordinator can provide more information about this.

What positions are available?

There are various volunteering opportunities available with the District Council of Yankalilla which vary from time to time due to seasonal, operational and community demand requirements.  Current vacancies will be advertised on our website.

What is the required time commitment?

The hours vary depending on what area of volunteering you choose. Many roles will require you to commit a minimum of three hours per week for six months. In most cases you will decide how many hours you are willing to commit. There is no maximum amount specified. The hours are determined by the nature of the volunteer role and the amount of work to be done.

What if I am unable to commit long term? 

Due to the time spent placing and training volunteers and the nature of most voluntary roles, it is preferred that volunteers commit to at least six months. This can be negotiated with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Can I get a reference?
Yes, we are happy to provide a reference. However, you need to have regularly volunteered with the Council for a minimum period of three months.

Is there a chance that I might gain paid work in the organisation if I volunteer first?
You are invited to submit job applications for external vacancies, and will be given the same consideration as the general public. All external vacancies appear on Council's website.

Will I incur any out of pocket expenses?
The District Council of Yankalilla will reimburse any out of pocket expenses which are incurred whilst performing volunteer duties as pre-approved by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Do you accept student placements/ work experience?
Student/ work experience placements are not considered voluntary work. For more information please contact the Customer Services Team on (08) 8558 0200.

Do I have to have a police check?
Yes, as part of Council's recruitment process we ask all volunteers to undertake a National Criminal History Clearance. There is no cost to volunteers for this, and the clearance will need to be renewed every three years.

Am I covered by insurance whilst volunteering?
Yes, the District Council of Yankalilla volunteers are protected whilst undertaking volunteer duties as detailed in the relevant role statement and directed by the Volunteer Coordinator. Council provides personal accident insurance, as well as public liability insurance.

If you have questions which have not been answered above please email natashahunt@yankalilla.sa.gov.au or call (08) 8558 0240 and ask to speak to the Volunteer Coordinator.