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Volunteering in schools, preschools and children's centres

Your local school, preschool or children's centre will often be looking for volunteers. There is a wide variety of roles and you can find out more by contacting the site directly. Some ways you can help include:

  • helping with a child's learning
  • becoming a sports coach
  • joining a parent group
  • mentoring students
  • helping out on camps and excursions
  • helping out with fundraising
  • working in the kitchen garden.

Who can volunteer

Anyone can apply to be a volunteer. There are some expectations that our department has for our volunteers. The site leader will guide you through what’s involved.

If you want to volunteer, you can contact your local site. It’s up to the site leader to choose volunteers who will work well with the local community.

Volunteers can come from all walks of life. No matter who you are or where you’re from, it’s all about wanting to help out. It’s in this spirit that the department actively encourages Aboriginal people and people from non-English speaking backgrounds to get involved.

Why volunteer

Volunteering benefits everyone involved. Some benefits can be:

  • making a positive difference for children and students
  • being able to give back to the community
  • a sense of belonging and feeling happier
  • learning new skills.

Volunteer policy and handbook

Information for site leaders

Templates and other site-leader information about volunteering is available on the department’s intranet (staff login required).



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