- Great benefits in becoming a volunteer
- Keeping the state of South Australia ticking
- Institutions ready to lend a helping hand
THE TIMES, VICTOR HARBOR: Every group of volunteers needs someone to step up to the plate and lead them through the course of their work. People like Yankalilla Netball Club president Trish Hogben are invaluable to their organisation or club. Read more.
NORTHERN ARGUS: When it comes to a natural disaster, war or general humanitarian need, you can count on the Red Cross to be there in full support. In Clare, the Red Cross group have supported the community in more ways than one since its inception. Read more.
THE ISLANDER: Around Kangaroo Island there are legacies of volunteer work everywhere – some of it gives pleasure to residents and visitors alike while others are needed for the survival of the land and the people who call it home. Read more.
NARACOORTE HERALD: Naracoorte resident Darren North has been recognised for his voluntary work with show jumping which spans almost three decades. Read more.
THE TRANSCONTINENTAL: A typical Thursday morning for Melodie Watts consists of an early wake up, followed by a trip to Woolworths to decide what to cook for lunch, before arriving at Our House Port Augusta Inc. at about 8.30am. Read more.
COASTAL LEADER: Whenever disasters happen, the Kingston SES team are on hand helping out – and all of them are volunteers. They respond to emergencies such as missing people or car accidents; everyone takes part in many important jobs but most people who work for the SES are volunteers. Read more.
WHYALLA NEWS: The Salvation Army is one of many dedicated volunteer groups that provide an important service to the community. Read more.
BORDER CHRONICLE: As national volunteer week approaches, 5TCB volunteer Deb Salt has given the community an insight into a typical day in her role. Read more.
PORT LINCOLN TIMES: Sue Chappell has been volunteering with the Red Cross in some form or another for about eight years. These days she volunteers for the Telecross program, where people make a daily telephone call to check on peoples wellbeing, and as a volunteer driver. Read more.
PORT PIRIE RECORDER: With the sun still nestled low, content not to fight against the morning chill, a dedicated few move through the quiet streets of Port Pirie. A small but tight-knit group, the early rise does not deter them from the task at hand. Read more.
MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD: At five in the morning Dorothy Head is up and out of bed, reading the paper over breakfast. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays she makes her way down Fifth Street, Murray Bridge, unlocks a door and helps shift a few racks of clothes and shelves of crockery and books onto the footpath, something to get the attention of passers-by. Read more.
WEST COAST SENTINEL: A day with the Streaky Bay Indoor Bowls Club highlights the social atmosphere generated on a weekly basis. Just one end elicits the full range of emotions, from howls of joy to screams of anguish, as well as laughter. Read more.
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE: Cleve and District Lions Club volunteer John Nolan has been a part of the club since it was chartered by the Wudinna Lions Club in 1978. Read more.
"It’s rewarding work, I like to leave people with a smile."
“If it wasn’t for Meals on Wheel I’m afraid I would have felt very left out, because when I moved to Pirie five years ago I knew no one... It’s just a big family.”
"That’s probably something the community doesn’t really know about the club, that we put money in to get things like the screening van to visit."