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Careers and Volunteers

Jobs with a purpose

A career with UnitingSA is an opportunity to make a real difference. Our work environment encourages employees to grow professionally and personally, motivating them to do great things.

With locations throughout South Australia, from metropolitan Adelaide to Port Augusta in the north and Mount Gambier in the south, we offer a variety of work in your chosen field.

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As part of a team of over 900 staff, you have a choice of working in:

  • Aged care
  • Counselling
  • Employment services
  • Management
  • Youth services
  • Community services
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Fundraising & Communications

We also offer:

  • Salary packaging
  • Innovative and supportive work environment
  • Training and development

Staff Testimonials

“The people who work here are amazing. They love being here and we love having them here. I go home motivated and happy every day. It’s a great place to work and it’s satisfying to think I am making a difference in someone else’s life.”

– Coordinator, Wesley Social Enterprises

 

“We work alongside people, we work with them. Over the years we’ve developed lots of relationships and trust with our clients and most importantly, a friendship. I take great pride in being able to say that I’ve taken the journey with them. I enjoy working here because it has a strong sense of community and family.”

– Program Manager, Child, Youth & Family Services

 

Make a difference

Want to be a volunteer?

Volunteers are essential to our work and the services we provide. Want to lend a helping hand in one of our vibrant aged care homes? Get involved in our community programs or outreach centres? Whatever time you have, we can match your passion, skills and experience to a volunteer role that’s just right for you.

To express your interest please fill out the enquiry form.

Please note: If you’re working with children, young people or people with disabilities you need to provide a current Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Child-related Police Screening. Visit the DCSI website to find out more about screening checks.

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Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

1.     Can I do volunteer work to qualify for my Centrelink payment?
Yes, if you receive an allowance (i.e. Newstart) from Centrelink that asks you to do volunteer work (i.e. 15 hours per week) to qualify for your payments we can generally help you meet all, or part of, that commitment. This depends on the vacancies that exist.

2.     Can I get a reference from UnitingSA?
After volunteering for a period of three months or more, you can request that your Volunteer Coordinator acts as a referee.

3.     Can I go on holidays?
Everyone needs a break and we encourage you to plan some time away from your volunteer tasks. Let your Volunteer Coordinator know in advance when you intend to be away so that suitable arrangements can be made in your absence.

4.     Do I get trained for my volunteer role?
Training opportunities will be available to volunteers depending on funding and training needs. Please speak with your Volunteer Coordinator.

5.     Do I need experience to be a volunteer?
UnitingSA makes every effort to match you to the role that will suit you the best. We are interested in utilising the skills that you have attained through your life and work experience.

6.     Do I require a police check?
Yes, all volunteers must have a police clearance before commencement. This is free of charge and will be organised by your Volunteer Coordinator at UnitingSA.

7.     How many hours/days a week do I have to commit to my volunteering role?
There is no pressure regarding the time you wish to provide. Complete flexibility will be provided to organise times that best suit you and UnitingSA. Once a time is agreed upon, commitment would be appreciated.

8.     Who can volunteer?
Anyone is welcome to volunteer, including people seeking work experience; parents with spare time during the day; older people who want to stay active; professionals who want to be involved in community initiatives; companies that want to donate their staff’s time and expertise; community groups and event enthusiasts.

9.   Why should I volunteer?
People volunteer for many reasons, including to develop new skills; gain experience for pathways into employment; increase confidence and self esteem; have fun and feel self-satisfied; make new friends; be actively involved in the community; take on new challenges; lend a helping hand.

10. Will I be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses?
All out of pocket expenses approved by a Program Coordinator at UnitingSA will be reimbursed.

Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something.

UnitingSA relies on the generosity of donors to help deliver innovative programs and support for people in need across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

“For 12 months, my support worker in UnitingSA’s Building Family Opportunities program helped me apply for jobs and when I was close to giving up, they encouraged me. I now have a job in aged care and am just so grateful.”

Najeeba,
Building Family Opportunities participant