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When you start volunteering

If you want to volunteer at one of our schools, preschools or children’s centres, you need to contact the site you want to help.

Online induction

As a way to get ready to volunteer with us, you can do an online induction. It will cover:

  • our organisation
  • our policies
  • your work health and safety responsibilities
  • other information for volunteers
  • a knowledge quiz.

First-time sign-up

To sign up for the course, go to www.plink.sa.edu.au/pages/signup.jsf to register your details, and away you go.

Returning to the online induction

If you’ve already signed up for the course and want to revisit it, just go to www.plink.sa.edu.au/pages/login.jsf and log back in with your new plink username.

Site induction

When you start, you’ll meet some of the children, teachers, staff and other volunteers. This induction might include:

  • how to sign in
  • where to make a cup of coffee or tea
  • what to do in an emergency
  • where to find the adult toilets
  • start and finish times.

It’s also a good time to ask questions.

As part of applying to be a volunteer, you might already have done a Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care Training (RAN-EC) induction. If not, this will happen as you get started.

You might also be asked to fill in some forms. Some examples are:

While you volunteer with us

You’ll be supported and given any training you need to do your role. If you have concerns, always feel you can ask questions.

Supervision

Volunteers are always supervised by the department’s staff. The type of supervision will fit the type of work you do.

Contact

Volunteers

To apply to volunteer, contact the site you want to help

Look for the children’s centre, preschool or school  you want to volunteer with.

Volunteers – Engagement and Wellbeing directorate

Phone: 8226 3795
Emaildecd.volunteers [at] sa.gov.au