Volunteer Opportunities



Please note: At this time we are suspending all volunteer recruitment due to recent developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on protecting the health and well-being of all concerned. Thank you for your understanding. Please check back in the future.

Welcome!

Volunteers play a vital and valuable role in the provision of services to the Rural City of Murray Bridge. Volunteers comprise of a diverse range of people with varied backgrounds who assist the Council for the benefit of the Rural City of Murray Bridge and its community.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge recognises and values the commitment and contribution of our Volunteers.

Volunteering can be a fun way of meeting new people in a friendly and supportive environment, an opportunity to gain new skills, experiences, development opportunities and strengthening links within the Rural City of Murray Bridge region.

There is a range of volunteering opportunities available:

Captain's Cottage Museum

Welcome visitors to the museum, guide them through the museum whilst providing commentary, assist with customer service and promote the region. Assist with the presentation and upkeep of collections, gardens and ground maintenance and general cleaning of the museum. Volunteers receipt incoming donations of artifacts to be cataloged.

Events

Volunteers assist at events in various roles for the preparation, duration and conclusion of events. Tasks can include information tent/booth, customer service, assisting with the set up and pack up, parking assistance, catering assistance and any reasonable task required for the event.

Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre

Engage with visitors and provide accurate information and directions either in person, over the counter or by telephone. Provide information and literature on places of interest, tours, accommodation and attractions. Act as Tourism Ambassadors for the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

Murray Bridge Town Hall

The Town Hall hosts a variety of performances and events. Volunteers assist at performances at the Town Hall by greeting patrons as they enter, ticket collection, assisting as a Theatre Attendant, assist with serving tea and coffee, assist with cleaning at the end of a performance and ensure they follow all WH&S requirements by keeping walkways clear, reinforce no smoking in the Town Hall etc.

The Town Hall also has a small group of volunteers who assist with the lighting, sound and stage set up and pack up.

Regional Gallery

Volunteers assist in both spaces of the gallery by assisting with the installations and de-installations of the exhibitions and they assist with the sales of items and display of the retail space. Volunteers promote local artists and the region to the visitors who come into the Gallery.

Round House

Volunteers at the Round House provide visitors with a guided tour of the property including commentary on the history of the property and Murray Bridge. They also maintain the inside and the garden at the house, offer group bookings with a Devonshire tea and assist with the setup and pack up of private functions such as weddings.

Environmental opportunities

A range of activities including planting, weed eradication, watering and care for some of our parks, reserves, wetlands etc.

Community Safety

Assist with crime prevention activities and programs. Actively removing graffiti throughout the Council area.

Biodiversity Action Team (Environment)

Volunteers work with Council’s Community Biodiversity team undertaking specific projects that add value and contribute towards enhancing environmental outcomes and protecting natural resource assets of the Rural City of Murray Bridge. Volunteer tasks include revegetation, depot garden support and project support.

Brinkley ReUse Centre

The centre aims to reduce waste to landfill by operating a site for unwanted items to be donated and ‘re-homed’ or recycled. Volunteers provide assistance to the operations of the centre by assisting with receiving donations from customers, cleaning, sorting and repairing donations, customer service, repurposing and upcycling donations and pricing items and shop display.

Doggy Doo

The Doggy Doo Volunteer Program assist our Open Space team by offering a supporting role in encouraging responsible dog ownership in the community through replenishing Council’s dog waste dispensers. Volunteers are not required to pick up any waste after other dogs, this is the responsibility of the dog’s owner. This program helps keep our parks and gardens clean and beautiful.

Graffiti Removal

The Graffiti Removal Volunteers remove graffiti within the Rural City of Murray Bridge once a week or as needed and they complete daily running sheets, WHS documentation and statistics. These volunteers assist keeping Murray Bridge beautiful and free from graffiti.

Halls & Institutes

The Rural City of Murray Bridge have volunteers at the Mypolonga War Memorial Hall, Woods Point Community Hall and Monarto Hall. Volunteers at these locations assist with bookings, general site cleaning and report any maintenance required to the building or surrounds to the Council.

Community Care

Community Care Volunteers transport clients in their own vehicle or a program vehicle to medical, group social activities and shopping. The role includes assisting clients to access vehicles and their destination, provide transport in a sensitive and respectful manner, assist clients with shopping including pushing shopping trolleys, handling shopping items and carrying bags, completing running sheets and reporting any incidents or issues as they arise.

There are also Community Care Volunteers who assist with the Social Program by assisting clients in and out of buses and venues, assisting the clients with access at venues and at lunch, being alert to and report any incidents, accidents or concerns and liaise with the coordinators and or the venues contact person. They also will ensure their own safety and that of others in the group.

Justice of the Peace

The Justice of the Peace service is offered one a week to the community on a Friday. Volunteers deliver the service and exercise their duties as a Justice of the Peace.

Lerwin Nursing Home

Volunteers assist Lerwin in many roles, providing both direct support and assistance to the residents and indirect services. These include assisting with programmed activities such as bingo, cards, cooking, knitting etc., spiritual needs, pet therapy, entertainment, day outings, bus driving, craft, one on one visits and more. Volunteers support and encourage the residents during activities.

Library

The Library deliver a variety of services and run various programs. Volunteers assist with the Home Delivery Service by delivering library materials to people in the community who physically can’t come into the library. Volunteers also assist with school holiday activities, creative craft, storytelling, shelving and assist with Library events such as Author Talks.

Youth Programs

Youth Program Volunteers assist with the various activities held at The Station by supporting the youth participating in the programs. Being present at these activities, volunteers provide a safe space for the youth even without assisting hands on with the activities.

Register to become a volunteer with the Rural City of Murray Bridge

If you wish to apply to become a Council Volunteer click here to fill out an application online.

Alternatively you can download our Volunteer Brochure here and fill out the form.

Contact

Ngareta Cronin
Volunteer Co-ordinator
08 8539 1132
n.cronin@murraybridge.sa.gov.au