Council Volunteering

By volunteering with the Town of Gawler, you will be given the opportunity to share your passions, abilities and skills in meaningful ways that strengthen community capacity. Our volunteer programs create a sense of belonging, promote social inclusion, challenge inequity, encourage sustainable practices, and promote community well-being.

Youth Volunteer Program

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


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Town of Gawler.

Council Volunteer Programs

Civic Centre

The Civic Centre provides some new and exciting volunteer opportunities. This includes Tour Guides and Greeters, as well Youth Program Support and Heritage Collection Volunteers.


A small team of volunteers who remain committed to helping to maintain, restore and wind the clock on a weekly basis.

Visitor Information Centre

The Gawler Visitor information Centre is staffed by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers, who play a vital role in helping others to discover all there is to see and do, in and around Gawler. In addition, they also help locals and visitors with the bookings of accommodations, sites and travels.

Graffiti Removal Program

The Graffiti Removal Program provides a rapid response to help eradicate and deter graffiti from occurring within the community.

Home Assist Program

Volunteers help support the functions of the Home Assist Program in a number of ways. This includes by producing the Connecting Consumers newsletters, providing a voice and say about how the Program functions through the monthly Consumer Reference Group meetings and assisting at Special Events and Functions. They also provide opportunities that support the elderly to continue to participate in social activities and maintaining community connections, through assistance with shopping or as hostesses of the fortnightly lunch and coffee clubs.

Library Services

The Gawler Public Library Service 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 Library home visits which offers a monthly delivery service for people living in the Council area who are unable to leave their home & have nobody that can visit the library for them.

Skating Program

Provides assistance with the regular Roller Skating sessions that are held at the Gawler Sport and Community Centre, helping to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for those attending.

Youth Program

Helping to develop and deliver a range of Council programs and events, designed especially for children and young people living in and around Gawler.