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Council Volunteering

Volunteers at Work

Volunteers make valuable contributions to community services, improve the quality of life for those in need and strengthen community links as well as contributing significantly to the positive experiences of residents, businesses, visitors and students. Town of Gawler recognizes and greatly appreciates the time and service given by our volunteers. In fact, many of Council's community programs are highly dependent upon the participation of caring and committed volunteers.

All volunteers receive:

  • Induction and orientation
  • Development and training opportunities
  • Allowances and/or reimbursements for approved out of pocket expenses
  • Insurance while volunteering
  • Recognition for their hard work and dedication

Volunteering can be fun - meeting new people, helping others, learning and developing new skills. If you would like to become a volunteer – we’d like to hear from you.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to contribute to any of the below Council programs, please contact:

Volunteer Development Officer

Phone: 08 8522 9225



The Gawler Visitor Information Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our vibrant team. The Gawler VIC provides a 7 day a week service that assists visitors and informs people about Gawler and the surrounding region.

Volunteering with the VIC is a great way to meet people, expand your knowledge of the Town and surrounding areas, assist visitors and contribute to the community.

You need a bright, cheerful and outgoing personality, be someone who enjoys meeting and helping others and who loves Gawler as much as we do!

  • Good knowledge of Gawler and the Barossa area is essential.
  • High level of communication and customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Money handling experience is required.
  • Initial training is provided and opportunities for further training are offered.
  • Some weekend rostering is required.

For further information about volunteering at the Gawler VIC email or call 8522 9225.

Council Volunteer Programs

Operates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week and is based at the Gawler Sport and Community Centre.

A centrally located venue supplying locals and visitors with key information about many of the different attractions and sites of the Gawler and Barossa areas.

Is coordinated by volunteers who maintain, restore and wind the clock on a weekly basis.

Helps to support frail, aged and disadvantaged members of the community through assistance with general home care tasks and social support.

Is supported by a team of volunteers, both directly and through the Friends of the Library team. Included in these programs are services such as home visits from the library, visiting elderly and restricted members of the Gawler community by delivering social support and library materials.

Assisting with Council events and programs.

Assists with Roller Skating sessions held at the Gawler Sport and Community Centre providing a safe and enjoyable experience for those attending.