Summer Volunteering Program



Boost your resume these holidays with the Summer Volunteering Program! From tree planting to Meals on Wheels, we've sourced the very best volunteering opportunities to keep you busy over the break, while learning new skills and adding valuable experience to your work resume.

To find out more about each organisation and the types of roles that are available, we caught up with a representative from each group, to chat about the benefits of volunteering with them!



The Sammy D Foundation educates young people on the impacts of bullying, violence drug and alcohol misuse.

By providing relevant age-appropriate information, knowledge and tools, the Sammy D Foundation empowers young people to make positive life decisions for a better community.

The Sammy D Foundation offers mentoring services to young people considered to be 'at risk', providing highly trained and motivated role models to vulnerable young people aged 7-17 years, living in metropolitan Adelaide.

Our Community Mentoring Program provides one to one support for a young person who may be experiencing some level of disadvantage, social isolation or is in need of a positive role model. The young person must be aged between 7-17 years and living in metropolitan Adelaide.

Referrals can be made via schools, sporting clubs, community centres and various other agencies within both the private and public sectors. 

Young people participating in this program are matched with a trained and highly motivated positive adult who volunteers their time to share life experiences, skills and knowledge, and assists the young person to set and reach their own personal goals. 

In addition to completing our internal mentor training program, all community mentors are required to obtain a DHS Working with Children Check and undertake either a Responding to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) certificate or complete Child Safe Environment Training.

The mentor will work with a young person for up to two hours per week for a minimum of six months.

Find out more HERE.



Find out more HERE


We save lives and support people before and after disasters strike. We work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict and promote the laws of war. And we work to assist our most vulnerable community members – no matter their circumstances.
You can volunteer to help others, in the Emergency Services, social support programs, justice program, international humanitarian laws, or at one of our retail stores.


If you're interested, reach out to Australian Red Cross:


Phone: 1800 833 489





Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit, community-based volunteer organisation working throughout South Australia. Since 1954, we have assisted many people in the community to live independently in their own homes by providing meals for up to 7 days. Delivering hot, delicious, nutritious 3-course meals on week-days and frozen meals for weekends, public holiday and other times when clients may need to be away from home. Our clients include those who cannot cook or shop for themselves with ease, such as older people, people with a disability, carers or those recovering from an illness or injury.

At Meals on Wheels we know there’s a volunteer in all of us. Like 7000 other volunteers across the state, realise the volunteer in you! Get involved in supporting the health and well being of thousands of people in need. For more information, visit us on Facebook or our website!

Find out more HERE.



Find out More HERELifeblood collects, tests, processes and distributes all blood in Australia. They employ more than 3,500 people and have over 1,000 volunteers who operate over 100 blood collection facilities, four major blood processing centres and two major blood inventory and distribution hubs throughout Australia.

They also play a central role in Australia’s health system, and we are funded by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to supply the community with safe, high-quality blood and blood products, as well as organ and bone marrow services for transplantation.

If you aren't able to donate blood, there are a variety of other opportunities to donate your time with instead.

Find out more HERE.



At Bush For Life our volunteers look after South Australia's bushland through bushcare. Bushcare is about helping the bush heal itself. By gradually removing any environmental weeds using easy, minimal-disturbance methods, our BFL bushcarers help native plants naturally regenerate. Our bushcare field days are located across our 300 bushcare sites around Adelaide and the greater metropolitan areas.

Find out more HERE.





Breakthrough is Australia's only dedicated mental health research foundation, we exist to support groundbreaking research that will help to transform the lives of those affected by mental health issues.

Find out more HERE.






Friends for Good raises awareness of loneliness as a significant issue in the community and fosters a greater sense of connection and wellbeing for individuals and communities.

We provide support to the community through “FriendLine” an online chat and phone service. FriendLine is available for anyone who wants to reconnect or just have a chat.

Are you friendly and enjoy having a chat? As a volunteer, your role is to have a friendly chat with people who make contact on the telephone, talking about everyday topics. This is not a crisis intervention or counselling service. Volunteers will be provided with support and training.


Find out more HERE




Help Guide Dogs make a positive difference in our community. Our life-changing work is only possible thanks to the volunteers who dedicate their time and skill to support what we do. We are looking for volunteers with flexible work or study arrangements to care for our dogs and puppies on their journey to become Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, or Therapy Dogs. We have created a video with our Senior Puppy Raising Advisor Kirsty, or you can learn more on our website.

Find out more HERE!